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Re: Bear Meat
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2017, 06:21:55 AM »
Cubed bear meat makes for excellent stew as well :tup:
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Re: Bear Meat
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2017, 09:57:43 AM »
I don't have first hand experience with this, but according to a friend with 25+ Washington fall bears to his credit, they are all good to eat BUT the ones eating fish carcasses, garbage or other carrion have nasty rotten oily gunk in their hair and the challenge is to skin and peel them back carefully so the hair doesn't touch the meat.  He hunts dense forested country near salmon streams in the East Cascades, and uses a come-along and improvised meat pole at the kill site to hoist the bears in the round to then carefully peel the hide back and keep the hair from the meat.  I know this to be true for pronghorn, people either love or hate antelope and it has everything to do with post-harvest cooling and keeping the hair off the meat. 
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: Bear Meat
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2017, 10:49:37 AM »
I don't have first hand experience with this, but according to a friend with 25+ Washington fall bears to his credit, they are all good to eat BUT the ones eating fish carcasses, garbage or other carrion have nasty rotten oily gunk in their hair and the challenge is to skin and peel them back carefully so the hair doesn't touch the meat.  He hunts dense forested country near salmon streams in the East Cascades, and uses a come-along and improvised meat pole at the kill site to hoist the bears in the round to then carefully peel the hide back and keep the hair from the meat.  I know this to be true for pronghorn, people either love or hate antelope and it has everything to do with post-harvest cooling and keeping the hair off the meat.

you can say this about any animal you clean up. keep the outside off of it.

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Re: Bear Meat
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2017, 11:54:44 PM »
bear sausage is pretty good had tons of it years ago when I killed a bear.
never tried just plain bear meat like steaks or loin etc... so not sure how that is. had a bear roast once............. greasy............ but it wasn't mine it was from my uncle so he may not have done it right so dunno.
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Re: Bear Meat
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2017, 05:30:39 AM »
game animal, so take what is fit for consumption.  However, I don't think it is spelled out what meets the rule vs the intent of the law like in Alaska.  Just your opinion vs the gamey about what would be waste.

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Both bear and cougar are considered big game animals like deer or elk.
And this is why I don't even attempt to fill my cougar tag. I'm terribly allergic to car hair I would be near death by the time I got it skinned and dressed.

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Re: Bear Meat
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2017, 06:41:40 AM »
game animal, so take what is fit for consumption.  However, I don't think it is spelled out what meets the rule vs the intent of the law like in Alaska.  Just your opinion vs the gamey about what would be waste.

 :yeah:


Both bear and cougar are considered big game animals like deer or elk.
And this is why I don't even attempt to fill my cougar tag. I'm terribly allergic to car hair I would be near death by the time I got it skinned and dressed.

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I'd never thought of that, would an allergy to domestic cat hair make you allergic to cougar hair? Or is it different?

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Re: Bear Meat
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2017, 07:30:37 AM »
game animal, so take what is fit for consumption.  However, I don't think it is spelled out what meets the rule vs the intent of the law like in Alaska.  Just your opinion vs the gamey about what would be waste.

 :yeah:


Both bear and cougar are considered big game animals like deer or elk.
And this is why I don't even attempt to fill my cougar tag. I'm terribly allergic to car hair I would be near death by the time I got it skinned and dressed.

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I am the same way deathly allergic to cat hair. My buddys dad growing up had a Yukon lynx, and Japanese Jaguar as house cats.... Yes they lived and roamed his house freely, and I never had a problem with them.  I see a house cat and my eyes swell shut its that bad. I am pretty sure you would be fine with a cougar.

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Re: Bear Meat
« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2017, 04:23:00 PM »
game animal, so take what is fit for consumption.  However, I don't think it is spelled out what meets the rule vs the intent of the law like in Alaska.  Just your opinion vs the gamey about what would be waste.

 :yeah:


Both bear and cougar are considered big game animals like deer or elk.
And this is why I don't even attempt to fill my cougar tag. I'm terribly allergic to car hair I would be near death by the time I got it skinned and dressed.

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I hate to see anyone pass up the chance to legally harvest a cougar.  Maybe if you get the chance, shoot, make sure it's dead and down, notch the tag, and call a buddy or ask for help on here!  I'm not in your area, but I'd happily drive 50 miles in any direction to help dress, skin and pack one out.
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: Bear Meat
« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2017, 07:26:50 PM »
game animal, so take what is fit for consumption.  However, I don't think it is spelled out what meets the rule vs the intent of the law like in Alaska.  Just your opinion vs the gamey about what would be waste.

 :yeah:


Both bear and cougar are considered big game animals like deer or elk.
And this is why I don't even attempt to fill my cougar tag. I'm terribly allergic to car hair I would be near death by the time I got it skinned and dressed.

Sent from my LG-K425 using Tapatalk


I am the same way deathly allergic to cat hair. My buddys dad growing up had a Yukon lynx, and Japanese Jaguar as house cats.... Yes they lived and roamed his house freely, and I never had a problem with them.  I see a house cat and my eyes swell shut its that bad. I am pretty sure you would be fine with a cougar.
I've never been around a cougar so can't say for sure there but bobcats set me off.

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