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Cooking Bear

Old 09-12-2020, 03:19 PM
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So, I just took my very first bear today. I finished processing it, and Iím going to fill out the mandatory hunt check report on Monday. I have no idea how to cook bear. Does anyone have any good recipes or recommendations I can use?
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Old 09-13-2020, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by jnicholes View Post
So, I just took my very first bear today. I finished processing it, and Iím going to fill out the mandatory hunt check report on Monday. I have no idea how to cook bear. Does anyone have any good recipes or recommendations I can use?

Cook the roasts the same way you would make a beef roast, same with the ground meat and other cuts. You can use the fat if you saved it like lard in pie crusts etc.
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Old 09-13-2020, 05:40 AM
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Thanks. I really appreciate it. Iíll try out a nice roast tomorrow after my report then. The meat needs to thaw.
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Old 09-13-2020, 06:59 AM
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I enjoyed roasts from my bear. I also made a beef tips type meal. With noodles and gravy and bear meat cut into little chunks.
That meal went to a big family dinner and it was very popular.
The rest I ground up into sausage and me and the kids ate it up pretty quickly.

Make sure it's cooked to the proper temperature.

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Old 09-13-2020, 10:46 AM
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Iím trying out bear tips and noodles tonight. Thanks for the recommendation!
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Old 09-14-2020, 03:01 PM
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How was your bear tips and noodles?
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Old 09-15-2020, 09:45 AM
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How was your bear tips and noodles?
Oh my gosh, it was so delicious! My mother, Who is not a fan of game meat, loved it.

You shouldíve seen my dog, though. I donít think he likes it. One look at the bear, and he just walked away. Itís very interesting, though. Whenever I get a deer, duck, or goose, heís always there, always begging for food.

Not this time. I guess heís not a fan of the smell of bear. Maybe he only likes the prey animals.
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Glad you liked it, I thought you would.
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Old 09-15-2020, 06:59 PM
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Ok, I stand corrected. I cooked a 2 pound roast today, had one slice and left the rest on the table. I went out to get some more stuff for dinner. Came home.

It was all gone. Where did it go?

I traced it to my dog, Buster. I guess I was wrong.

Boy, once heís had game meat, whether it be duck, goose, deer, or bear, youíll never get him back on regular dog food again.
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