I'm not defending anyone here but just letting people know that it isn't illeagle to give away or donate parts of game animals, and in some cases depending on what part you can sell them. This isn't a one shoe fits all but people do need to know what the laws are in their state are.
I can't tell you the number of animals and antlers that I have gave away to either reliitives or local people that I know that enjoy the taste of game meat along with useing the antlers to decorate something. So far this year I have orders to donate at least one elk. The orders came from my sister who knows of a family that needs the meat. So I will do all I can to find a spike bull in Utah just for that purpose. That and along if I find the buck of my dreams over there on the muzzleloader hunt next week his meat will be donated also.
I think we pretty much know that its legal to donate parts of animals. Specifics vary from state to state but I'm pretty sure most of us already knew that. This guy isn't just asking for deer meat or an antler or two. He is requesting parts of bear... which coincidentally (or NOT) have a very high black market value. This black market drives poaching for bear species around the world. Bear gall bladder sales are just about as bad as it gets. Right up there with killing tigers for their penises and finning sharks. If you have ever seen the pictures of bears in dog kennels being fed a constant supply of sedatives you would know what I mean. These bears have tubes inserted into their gall bladders and are being milked for their bile just because some misguided people believe that it will fix their woes in bed if they ingest it. MAKES ME SICK TO MY STOMACH
Tiger penis is used to supposedly treat impotence and to increase virility. I would love to get my hands on the dumb@$$'s who think that this is true and that take part in this tradition. The sale of these parts fuels poaching of these species. There are many forms and motives for poaching but traditional eastern medicine is one of the worst. It makes my blood boil
I have a bunch free bear meat for you if you want it. There is only one problem though. I already ate it and passed it thru . But if you want it , post your address and I will mail you a big pile of it ( COD) .
The best, Jim
PS: I also have some vension ( in the same condition ) if you would like it.
First of all, if you haven't gone winter backpacking, it needs to happen in the near future. It puts a very unique twist on the summer version of the activity. Yes, it's cold but it's nothing that being prepared can't remedy. Beyond it's therapeutic and recreational value, I think it is a very good tool for the big game hunter as well. I don't think that you can spend too much time getting to know the ins and outs of the area that you hunt. And there is no better way to gain experience in...