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Location: morton washington
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how do i know if my meat has gone bad?

yeah im going to get a rug

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how do i know if my meat has gone bad?

Beauty! Congrats Thumbs up

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how do i know if my meat has gone bad?

Nice bear congrats. Welcome to BGH.

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how do i know if my meat has gone bad?

That bear has a gorgeous hide on it. Really nice. Congrats!!!!! Make sure to post photos of the rug when you get it done.... Yes

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Location: morton washington
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how do i know if my meat has gone bad?

yeah i cant wait untill the rug is done. I was told from my wifes uncle, who has killed many bears heres in washington and in alaska, that the hide is really nice. he said that this time of year, the hair on the hips will get thin. the only part where the hair was thin was on her belly. he also said that it was weird that she didnt have cubs. the nipples were really small. and after thinkin about it, when i was gutting her, i didnt see a uterus... i cut the intestine, and blatter out, but that was it... i've never gutted a female animal before, but would assume that a uterus would be noticable...

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Location: OlyWa
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how do i know if my meat has gone bad?

Yes, summer bears can be a bit thin and rubbed. The hips and saddle area can be really bad. Was there any under fur or wool? The one I just got had a nice coat but only had guard hair.

As for no cubs that is not too unusual. I have killed two sows that did not have cubs.

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Location: morton washington
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how do i know if my meat has gone bad?

i dont know what you mean by under fur or wool. i went back to the same area where i shot my bear and seen 3 bears, and then seen a sow with 3 cubs not too far from there. probably about a 1/4 mile away. so i called my brother in-law up and him and his buddy came up to where i was they both got one today. their first bears also. it was a hard pack out. all up hill on some pretty steep ground. i really want to shoot another (in washington you can get a 2nd tag) but i really dont need the meat now, and cant afford to get another rug or mount.. but after seeing all of those bear, im just itchin to go get my second tag.

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