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They go great with baked beans and beer:)

Bear meat gets an undeserved bad rap. It is fantastic when prepared properly.
 

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THATS what I'm doing wrong ... no beans!

We tried some about a month ago ... thinking we still like venison better.
 

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Why does it look like you puked in the mug?
It is a frosted mug, for some reason the beer froze when I poured it in. It was more like a beer Slushy.

You have to get all the fat and sinew off of bear meat, if it is cooked with any on it it develops an odd flavor.
 

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bear is great! actually I have not found any wild game that I don't like....except duck.
That depends on the type of duck, some is very good, some even ketchup can't fix. Many of the diving ducks like Merganser is terrible.
 

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Crow out of my almonds
Jack rabbit
I have met guys who hunt and eat crow, we have a season on them up here. I haven't ever tried it; or Jack Rabbit for that matter. Snowshoe hare is fine is a stew though.

I am of the philosophy that if you eat meat you need to be able to, or at least once, killed it yourself. Too many people take for granted that meat just comes from the store in a carbon monoxide gassed package. We have become too disconnected from our food. Right after I shot the bear this season I put a picture up on my FB page. One of my (ex) "friends" started yelling at me the next time I saw her.... "how can you do that, you are so heartless".... meanwhile she is wearing her lamb skin lined Uggs boots.

Every animal I harvest during hunting season I donate a pint of Blood to the American Red cross in honor of. Native tribes always had some ritual to honor the animal, so that is my modern day method.
 

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I haven't eaten enough bear to have my own opinion, but the old timers I've talked to say that how well the taste depends on what they've been eating lately. When they've been eating berries they are pretty good and when they've been eating carrion they are pretty bad...
 

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I haven't eaten enough bear to have my own opinion, but the old timers I've talked to say that how well the taste depends on what they've been eating lately. When they've been eating berries they are pretty good and when they've been eating carrion they are pretty bad...
That very well could be. The deer we shoot down in the corn belt taste a lot different then the ones we shoot in the north east.
 

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I have met guys who hunt and eat crow, we have a season on them up here.
Are the crows your talking about what we in the UK call Rooks, build lots of nests in the tops of the same trees, if it is then they are also eaten over here, usually they shoot young Rooks just as they are starting to leave the nest, shot off the branches with a small rifle which is specially made for this purpose and actually called a Rook rifle. The young Rook breasts are usually made into a pie.
 

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I have always wanted to try bear out. I am weird when it comes to new foods. i have eaten freshly killed camel in Iraq in 2003.
 

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Are the crows your talking about what we in the UK call Rooks, build lots of nests in the tops of the same trees, if it is then they are also eaten over here, usually they shoot young Rooks just as they are starting to leave the nest, shot off the branches with a small rifle which is specially made for this purpose and actually called a Rook rifle. The young Rook breasts are usually made into a pie.
I had to google that: Yes the look the same, same family I guess.

Do you guys shoot fish too :)

http://www.apnmag.com/spring_2005/vermontpikeshooting.htm
 

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I think VT is the last state that still allows shooting pike. The fish and game dept outlawed it once and the state legislature over road them so now it is legal by state act.
 

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I bet those rooks were especially delicious during the War of the Roses. Or they different from carrion crows? I have never eaten a crow but ate blackbirds when I was a kid and they ate well. Young boy playing mountain man. My trusty skillet, salt and a little jar full of grease led to sampling lots of birds and small animals. My Cajun friend ate lots of robins. Bear is good if it is not cooked so hard it is inedible--as many seem to feel is required. Now a young barbequed raccoon is absolutely delectable.
 
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