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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-27-2019, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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Is bear butchered the same way as deer?

I would assume it would be; steaks, roast, hamburger, etc.?

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Bear grinds much tougher than deer. It used to kick the overloads out on our commercial grinder.
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I never shot was close a couple of times , but I guess it would be the same . I was told the older the bear the tougher and stringier it is, but can`t tell you 1000% if accurate. good luck
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I’ve cut 8-10 of them up and the trick is to get as much fat off the meat. We cut roasts, steaks and burger. Leave backstrap whole or cut in 2.
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Also,save as much of the fat as possible,and render it down. It is good for a variety of uses,from waterproofing leather to using as shortening for baking.

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I’ve cut 8-10 of them up and the trick is to get as much fat off the meat. We cut roasts, steaks and burger. Leave backstrap whole or cut in 2.
This above, cut off the fat before you butcher. Do not discard the fat, bear grease was very highly thought of and desirable back in the frontier days. If you render down the get you get a nice white lard good for cooking or water proofing your boots or lube for your muzzle loader round balls etc. Bear roasts taste very close to beef roasts.
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I use Bear oil for muzzy lube and the lard makes GREAT pie dough !
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When my uncle was alive, he always got a crop damage bear from the PGC every fall. The warden would call when he was on his way....sometimes it was midnight or later when they showed up. Sometimes they would stick around and help us hang and skin them.

As WW stated, bear roasts are excellent. They have the same taste and texture as roast beef. One Sunday a month, my uncle would do a roast. When word got out, folks would stop by for diner. Everyone was pleasantly surprised by the roasts.

I only every ate one bad bear. It was a sow with young cubs that was shot by a farmer in the Bald Eagle Valley. Those cubs had that bear run down ...no fat....chewiest thing I ever tried to eat. It was so tough you couldn’t get a fork in the gravy.
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I like bear meat better than deer.
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I like bear meat better than deer.

As do I.
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