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Offline yakimanoob

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Re: Ways to try bear meat?
« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2017, 10:58:16 AM »
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Re: Ways to try bear meat?
« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2017, 11:05:57 AM »
 :tup:

Good luck!

As has been said, after the kill treatment is very important to what you will end up with as a finished product.

Get it dressed out and the hide off so it can start cooling right away, also remove as much fat as you can.  My bear had between 2"-3" on it that I shaved off, kinda amazing how rolly-polly those critters can get! 

Get all that off the carcus to help cool it off, especially in the early part of the season when temps are up.  Find a creek or cool, shady place out of the direct sun to work on it, also if ice can be had, use it generously.
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Re: Ways to try bear meat?
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2017, 11:45:40 AM »
I'm sure you'll all be very unsurprised to hear that the sausage was fantastic, and my wife is officially in support of my bear hunting efforts  :tup:

Thanks again to idaho guy for so graciously sharing.  Now let's see if I can make all this talk worthwhile and actually harvest a bear! :hunter:



 :tup: we get a bear or two every year and by the next year we never have any left over!

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Re: Ways to try bear meat?
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2017, 12:08:29 PM »
Way to go idaho guy!!!
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Re: Ways to try bear meat?
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2017, 12:42:58 PM »
Way to go idaho guy!!!



 :tup: Sounds like the sausage converted him to a bear hunter!

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Re: Ways to try bear meat?
« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2017, 01:16:42 PM »
Way to go idaho guy!!!



 :tup: Sounds like the sausage converted him to a bear hunter!

Haha, the conversation around the table with my wife and two of our best friends was MUCH friendlier to the idea of killing a bear than it had been previously.  It's hard to argue with delicious meat  :tup:

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Re: Ways to try bear meat?
« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2017, 01:27:02 PM »
Bear meat is my favorite.
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Re: Ways to try bear meat?
« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2017, 03:20:06 PM »
I've never had a piece of bear meat I didn't like. Period.
We are blessed on the east side to take Bears that eat fruit in the fall, no fish.

Anyone that says bear meat is bad, either didn't take care of it correctly/prepare it correctly or has f-ed up taste buds.

Couldn't of said it better myself. Not only is it delicious, but it is my favorite animal to hunt and very rewarding. Bears are amazing animals and have many uses. Bear fat makes some of the best pie crust ever!
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Re: Ways to try bear meat?
« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2017, 03:28:07 PM »
Way to go idaho guy!!!



 :tup: Sounds like the sausage converted him to a bear hunter!

Haha, the conversation around the table with my wife and two of our best friends was MUCH friendlier to the idea of killing a bear than it had been previously.  It's hard to argue with delicious meat  :tup:

thanks for the elk jerky just got it today :tup:

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Re: Ways to try bear meat?
« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2017, 09:15:38 PM »
I gotta say I'm not the biggest fan of duck meat either.  I've had duck that was delicious, but I've had much more duck that I didn't care for particularly.  It's certainly not BAD, just not really my thing.  I've never been big on turkey leg either, so maybe my brain just wants white meat to be white and dark meat to be... um... red.  :chuckle: 

Turkey hind quarters braised in beef broth ....veggies ..Dutch oven. low and slow YUMMMM Kinda of like a stew

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Re: Ways to try bear meat?
« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2017, 10:59:18 PM »
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Re: Ways to try bear meat?
« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2017, 09:22:46 PM »
:tup:

Good luck!

As has been said, after the kill treatment is very important to what you will end up with as a finished product.

Get it dressed out and the hide off so it can start cooling right away, also remove as much fat as you can.  My bear had between 2"-3" on it that I shaved off, kinda amazing how rolly-polly those critters can get! 

Get all that off the carcus to help cool it off, especially in the early part of the season when temps are up.  Find a creek or cool, shady place out of the direct sun to work on it, also if ice can be had, use it generously.

If I get a bear in September, that is my plan.  However, I will also be saving that fat and bringing it out of the woods.  Bear lard is supposed to be fantastic.  I only say supposed to be because I don't have first hand experience, but am looking forward to correcting that deficit.

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Re: Ways to try bear meat?
« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2017, 10:33:31 AM »
 :yeah: