Guided Alaska Hunting
Do people eat brown bear?
Bears
Contributors to this thread:
12yards 13-Sep-19
Missouribreaks 13-Sep-19
dallsheepstkr 13-Sep-19
wildwilderness 13-Sep-19
fubar racin 13-Sep-19
steff 13-Sep-19
SDHNTR(home) 14-Sep-19
Huntcell 14-Sep-19
Bou'bound 14-Sep-19
Buffalo1 14-Sep-19
TD 14-Sep-19
Snuffer 14-Sep-19
Medicinemann 15-Sep-19
Slate 15-Sep-19
Dale06 15-Sep-19
VK 15-Sep-19
Bou'bound 15-Sep-19
Ambush 15-Sep-19
Bill Obeid 16-Sep-19
Pete In Fairbanks 16-Sep-19
Nick Muche 16-Sep-19
MDW 17-Sep-19
TD 19-Sep-19
Nick Muche 19-Sep-19
t-roy 19-Sep-19
IdyllwildArcher 20-Sep-19
IdyllwildArcher 20-Sep-19
Nick Muche 20-Sep-19
From: 12yards
13-Sep-19
We were discussing brown bear hunting at work today and the question came up regarding eating brown bear. Is the meat as good as black bear? I loved the meat from the black bear I killed. Wondered if brown bear was as good.

13-Sep-19
Very few eat brown bear.

13-Sep-19
They only taste good if they are young. Big trophy bears smell and taste horrible.

13-Sep-19
Parasites

From: fubar racin
13-Sep-19
I seen a recipe once upon a time for pulled pork made from brown bear neck roast

From: steff
13-Sep-19
I killed a 9 footer a few years back in the Alaskan range. Aged at 16. There were no salmon that year, and they were eating berries. Kept the backstraps. Wife did Crock-Pot roasts. It was excellent! Wish I'D kept more.

From: SDHNTR(home)
14-Sep-19
I just got back from an unsuccessful BB hunt. A few weeks prior my guide had shot one. It was on berries and he said it was excellent eating.

From: Huntcell
14-Sep-19
Should be required! U shoot it u eat it!

Well maybe not! some stuff is nasty sometimes.

From: Bou'bound
14-Sep-19
It will last you five years if you do get one to eat.

From: Buffalo1
14-Sep-19
I agree with Steff, if a bear is eating fish, not worth eating. Just eat a can of cat food- same difference.

From: TD
14-Sep-19
If I recall..... fish eating bears are the ONLY game in AK you are not required to recover every scrap of meat. Or any of the meat really. That should be a sign.....

From: Snuffer
14-Sep-19
Leave it in the brush. Same as all bear meat.

From: Medicinemann
15-Sep-19
I had every intention of eating my brown bear. Luckily, after tagging him, we decided to autopsy him.....and as wildwilderness mentioned, he was full of parasites.

From: Slate
15-Sep-19
Nothing goes to waste in Mother Nature. Yes in AK you can leave the meat.

From: Dale06
15-Sep-19
I arrowed one a year ago. The outfitter said, “don’t even think about eating it” I didn’t.

From: VK
15-Sep-19

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Shot this grizzly on Sept. 2 in interior Alaska, he was feasting on blueberries , far from any salmon streams. He was a young bear squaring a little under 7 feet, meat is excellent.

From: Bou'bound
15-Sep-19
Beautiful bear and photo

From: Ambush
15-Sep-19
For spring bear hunts I'd prefer all the meat be left in the bush in areas with moose, caribou or elk populations as diversionary feeding to save calves. In the fall coastal bears have likely been eating lots of fish, so not fit to eat anyway.

From: Bill Obeid
16-Sep-19
VK, That's some collar that bear is wearing !!

16-Sep-19
I've guided a few brown bear hunters over the years. Many clients asked me to cook up some brown bear meat for them.

No one ever asked me TWICE....!

There is a huge difference between the meat of a fat, fall, berry-fed grizzly and that of a brown bear.

Pete

From: Nick Muche
16-Sep-19

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We just ate a bunch of one (Grizzly). Loved it too, surprisingly.

From: MDW
17-Sep-19
Only had the oppertunity to try grizzley backstrape one time, it was great!

From: TD
19-Sep-19
Nick, that looks like a recipe for carp I saw one time...... was that board tender enough?

=D

From: Nick Muche
19-Sep-19
The meat from this bear was absolutely incredible, no lie. Smelled amazing, tasted amazing, tender and I was really wishing we had kept more. In fact, we went back to the carcass after trying some initially just to grab a bit more.

From: t-roy
19-Sep-19
Why do you think that bear tasted so good, Nick? From what he had been eating? Age?

20-Sep-19
I've had both sorts.

The ones that are in the mountains eating berries are delicious.

The ones that were eating salmon... absolutely horrible. The only thing that's worse to eat is seal, which tastes like a bear that's been eating anchovies its entire life.

Surprisingly, polar bear is not bad and they eat seals. But they definitely need some BBQ sauce.

20-Sep-19

IdyllwildArcher's embedded Photo
IdyllwildArcher's embedded Photo

From: Nick Muche
20-Sep-19
Troy, it was a great berry year in the area we were and the bears were a long long ways from any access to fish, so I'd guess he was munching on blueberries for the past few months.

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