Bear Meat Choices
All this information and much more is covered in the book and DVD.
A lot of hunters will tell you that they do not like
black bear meat and that itís not good to eat.
That is not the case. When and where the bear
was killed, along with what the bearís diet was,
all greatly affect the taste and quality of the
meat. For example, I find spring bears to taste
better than the strong, wild flavor of the fall
I really enjoy the taste of bear sausage. I have
tried bear steaks, bear ribs, bear hams, and
bear roasts, but have found bear sausages to be
the best. I even prefer bear sausage to deer
sausage. I bring my boned out bear meat to the
butcher after the hunt, and have him make it all
into sausages such as pepperoni, farmer,
dinner, Italian, Ukrainian, and salami. I even get
jerky made out of the hindquarters once in a
If you would like to save the hindquarters for a
ham, inform your butcher of this, and he will
cure them for you.
Remember to cook the bear meat as if you are
preparing pork to avoid trichinosis poisoning.