I've eaten bear meat from a spring-killed bear and it was fine. All bear meat carries the possibility of parasites, just the same as pork. You simply have to be sure to cook it adequately. That will kill the parasites.
Spring bear is the best as it is really tender from laying around. Fall bear are good if you get one after berry season. I eat bear all the time and it is my favorite meat to eat out of wild game.
Its almost time for spring bear to start. Have my bait just waiting for the opening day of April 15th.
This tip is for anyone who does or does not use a rangefinder while bowhunting, here is a simple and easy way to judge the distance to your game. Whether you’re in a tree or on the ground you can use this method at any time. Marking the distance before a hunt from your stand is a helpful way to determine the distance. I use either colored pins and/or hunters tape to mark trees at 20, 30 and 40 yards in 3 different spots around my stand. With those 9 markers I have a good chance that...