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Taste?

I've seen this asked in other forums, so I'll ask it here too...what does bear meat taste like?

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I'd say it tastes a little bit like pork. Maybe a sort of sweeter taste. Of course, that could just be the way it was prepared, as I've only had it once.

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Best darn pork i ever eat. 1&2 year olds are your tastiest ones. I like to get them in sept. around corn feilds. I skin them as soon as I can I'm not a hide hunter the fat washes off with ease with warm water at this point makes the meat much leaner. older bears, if someone else shoots it for the hide, goes to sausage.

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Bears are part of the pig family and yes they do kinda have that pork taste. Fall they are sweeter tasting because mostly they are eating berries and such. But they are very good eating.

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I have not eaten bear and it is encouraging to hear it tastes good. How much meat do you get out of a typical 2 or 3 year old? 50 lb's or so?

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I never weighed them just cut them up myself but would estimate between 100&150lbs maybe some one else could be more accurate.

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Thanks Sawman, I guess it depends on the bear and the region you take it in too. I was just trying to get a rough estimate of how much meat I would be getting. Don't want to overflow the freezer. :smile:

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Bear roast is my favorite!! It's so tender a bit stringy sometimes but it has a taste all it's own. Pork?? Maybe... I don't like pork too much and I LUV bear!! Grin BEAR ROCKS!!

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Welcome Billii Great to have more females around. both my daughters hunt and at times they feel like they are the only ones.

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Well you can tell them they're not!! I thot maybe I was nearly the only one too!! Are they on the net too?? Give them my e-mail!! If they wanna talk it's mightyhuntress16@yahoo.com that's also my msn Instant messanger so yeah if they wanna talk!!

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bitmasher wrote:
I have not eaten bear and it is encouraging to hear it tastes good. How much meat do you get out of a typical 2 or 3 year old? 50 lb's or so?

My bear was 373 pounds and a proffesional butcher did my meat before I got home and I brought home 240 pounds of meat.

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