Spring bear is good eating as long as you get them when they first come out(when they are grass fed)Later in spring you can get the odd one that wont taste that good.
Fall bears that have been in the blueberries for a month or so are good eating too.
Its quite a bit more work processing and trimming a fall bear carcass than a spring one.
Also,freezing will not kill bear strain of trichinosis like it kills the pig strain.
Cook all bearmeat well done-in the oven with BBQ sauce,in stew or if sausage cook to well done.
Dont make bear jerky(drymeat)There is a good chance you could get trichinosis.
A good substitute for bear jerky trail food is to cook a bear roast well done,let cool in refrigerator overnight then slice thin across the grain and throw in a bag with salt and shake up.
You can carry that as trail food and it will keep good for quite a few days.You can also dry it for longer storage.
Last edited by Boco; 05/02/21 01:17 AM.