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Title: Wormy bear meat??
Post by: Tonasket2021 on August 01, 2021, 12:50:46 PM
Hunting bear Eastern Washington. Has any ever heard of bear meat being "wormy" due to the excessive heat in August? Friend keep bringing this up and I've never heard of such a issue. I see it might go bad if you don't get it cooled down.
TIA
Title: Re: Wormy bear meat??
Post by: jrebel on August 01, 2021, 12:53:26 PM
I had a bear that had worms in and around the fat on the bears rump....specifically around the anis.  Cut the fat off and move on, not that big a deal.   
Title: Re: Wormy bear meat??
Post by: Buckhunter24 on August 01, 2021, 01:13:04 PM
I had a bear that had worms in and around the fat on the bears rump....specifically around the anis.  Cut the fat off and move on, not that big a deal.

Sounds like a fear factor challenge  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Wormy bear meat??
Post by: callturner on August 01, 2021, 01:48:51 PM
All bears carry trichinosis, a type of parasite. Needs to be cooked well done, or at least 148* I believe. That being said they could also carry rounds or tapes internally.
Title: Re: Wormy bear meat??
Post by: PA BEN on August 01, 2021, 02:27:56 PM
Most if not all bears have worms.
Title: Re: Wormy bear meat??
Post by: Tonasket2021 on August 01, 2021, 03:09:36 PM
Thanks, what everybody commented was what I was thinking. Between intestinal worms or worms in the fat. Thanks for your input
Title: Re: Wormy bear meat??
Post by: dilleytech on August 01, 2021, 03:48:49 PM
As far as worms you can see. Of 8 or so bears I have felt with none he worms. However basically every deer and elk has. Also temp would have nothing to do with this.
Title: Re: Wormy bear meat??
Post by: smalldog on August 06, 2021, 03:52:42 PM
Never eat Bear meat unless it reaches 160 degrees in the middle of a steak, burger or summer sausage or any meat from that animal. Otherwise the meat is not safe.
Title: Re: Wormy bear meat??
Post by: Magnum_Willys on August 06, 2021, 06:38:28 PM
Never eat Bear meat unless it reaches 160 degrees in the middle of a steak, burger or summer sausage or any meat from that animal. Otherwise the meat is not safe.
:yeah:  Fact !!!!
Title: Re: Wormy bear meat??
Post by: YellowShells on August 06, 2021, 07:07:50 PM
Tonasket, I think your friend is making stuff up. I'm not aware of any parasite that would be more prevalent due to hot weather.  :twocents:
Title: Re: Wormy bear meat??
Post by: jrebel on August 06, 2021, 08:49:07 PM
Just pressure can your bear meat.....90 minutes under pressure will kill everything and it is just down right delicious.   :tup:
Title: Re: Wormy bear meat??
Post by: lokidog on August 06, 2021, 09:14:14 PM
I've butchered, or helped, at least a dozen Spring and Fall bears, I've never seen a worm. We've always done gutless though so haven't looked into any guts either.
Title: Re: Wormy bear meat??
Post by: carpsniperg2 on August 06, 2021, 10:10:10 PM
None of mine have ever had any. My buddy sent me a pic of one he killed that was infested with them. He offered me some sausage and I passed it was sketch and he is not known for eating well cooked meat. Cook the heck out of it 160 or better, over done beats parasites in my book!
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