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    Bear?

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    Can anyone tell me what bear tastes like? It's hunting season here in MA and my friend's son got a big black bear. She's offering me a bear steak to try, but I'm not sure I should. Just wondering how different it is from other red meats. I was thinking if nothing else

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    Don't eat it rare - unless you want some nasty wormies infections

    I've eaten it once. Not something I'd consider a food item. I just felt strange eating something like that. It's just not "Prey" enough for me.

    It was tangy and stringy, but I don't think it was a good piece of meat. It wasn't gross, just instinctively and psychologically uncomfortable.

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    Yeah, that's kind of where I am with it. I think you hit the nail on the head - I definitely don't think of bear as prey! I think I might pass on this one, and hope she'll share some venison instead!

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    FWIW, freezing for 90 days kills most parasites.

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    Now I am curious! I have never had bear, but supposedly, the taste of the bear meat depends on what the bear has been eating. I would think they'd be at their best right now, since berry season is winding up, and they would be fattening up to prepare for hibernation.
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    I, personally, haven't tasted bear, but when I was living between interior Alaska and Yukon Territory a lot of people talked about bear. Apparently, it's at its best when it is hunted during blueberry season. The bears eat a lot of blueberries and the meat is sweeter because of it. At least that's what I was told.
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    Yum! Try it. Black bears are good eating(so long as they haven't been scavenging a carcass.) Fall bear should be fat on berries

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana Renata View Post
    FWIW, freezing for 90 days kills most parasites.
    For that to mean anything, you'd have to know which fall into the dead and not dead catagories. If any of the "not deads" are real harmful, freezing for 90 days won't mean much.

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    I had it in a soup once. Yech! Tasted stringy and greasy. I'll try anything (except horse, but that's just for nostalgic reasons) but I have no desire to try bear again.

    Best predatory animals I've eaten are alligator and shark. Oh, and pig. If you don't believe me those things are savage, put it in a pen with a chicken and be scarred for life.

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