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    Spring bear meat any good?

    Headed to Quebec next week for bears. Is the meat worth bringing home?



    I have killed fall bears in MN and liked the meat but have heard other stories about spring meat not being worth saving.
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    Robin

    Spring black bear meat is the best. There is no fat to taint the meat. I killed one last spring in Maine and the next day the guide cooked the back straps up in a stew. Tender and sweet.

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    I like it-my kids love it. Very tasty
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    I'm not a big fan of the steaks and roasts . Makes great burger (very lean) and brats, that kind of stuff.
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    Anyone got any good recipes. I just returned from Quebec friday. Got a noce bear and brought back the backstraps and hind quarters. My guide told me a crock pot with BBQ sauce. Any other suggestions.

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    Make sure you cook it long enough. Bears carry a parasite called Trichina it causes trichnosis. It is a worm that bores into your muscles. About 2% of bears are infected. I believe 170 degrees for 10 minutes. I will look it up and post it.

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    Yep, 170 degrees. You may also freeze at 0 degrees F for 21 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOWS&BIKES View Post
    Robin

    Spring black bear meat is the best. There is no fat to taint the meat. I killed one last spring in Maine and the next day the guide cooked the back straps up in a stew. Tender and sweet.
    What he said x2! Best of all....no taint of diet (like fish or carrion) as the bears 'clear' their systems over winter hibernation. I like to make specialty items of bear meat, like pepperoni, Polish sausage, breakfast sausage patties, jalapeno cheese dogs, and pepper stix. I like it this way better than moose meat!! Don't leave it behind. Enjoy!

    BTW, not many know that bear fat from spring bears was cherished in wilderness camps of olden days as the very best shortening for making pie crusts and other flakey confections because it was so light, and taste-free.

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    Thanks everyone. I definitely liked the meat from the bears I killed in the fall so we'll be bringing this meat home as well, assuming good luck of course.
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    [QUOTE=BOWS&BIKES;1058037396]Robin

    Spring black bear meat is the best. There is no fat to taint the meat. I killed one last spring in Maine and the next day the guide cooked the back straps up in a stew. Tender and sweet.[/QUOTE

    what guide did you use for spring bear in Maine? was it a hunt on Indian land?

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