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Unread 08-20-2007, 07:32 AM
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bunny huggers

Do you also have the bunny huggers who oppose roast bear meat? How far do you shoot these bears and what is minimum caliber and how big is the average bear (species???)? What are general laws regarding hunts for things like Elk? how do you get a permit etc?
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    Unread 08-20-2007, 09:50 AM
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    Here in North Carolina, the black bears that are taken are generally eaten. I have eaten bear and if properly prepared it's good.
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    Unread 08-22-2007, 08:06 AM
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    ...what is minimum caliber and how big is the average bear (species???)? What are general laws regarding hunts for things like Elk? how do you get a permit etc?
    Dave
    Dave,
    The minimum caliber is set by each state in their game regulations. Generally it's a 23 caliber minimum, but some states allow any centerfire. For big game hunting each state sets it's own seasons, bag limits, methods and how the licenses are distributed. Some are over the counter (meaning you buy them from commercial establishments), some are distributed by drawings (lotteries, if you will), and some are issued to landowners. As far as the bear goes, I can't really help you. I think that the average size is somewhere around 110 kg. But that is just a guess.
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    Unread 08-22-2007, 08:14 AM
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    Tthe more you chew bear meat the bigger it gets!
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    Unread 08-24-2007, 03:47 PM
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    If you got a bear cub and fed it on grain and veggies from weaning it would probably be OK to eat..

    But bears are scavangers and eat ANYTHING they find..Imagine the worst pus you can and they will eat it..

    I worked as a guide here in Alberta for many years and never found myself hungry enough to eat bear meat..

    I should add that my experiences are with Black Bears and I can't really comment on the other species myself. However my family has been in the outfitting business for years and no one has ever eaten bear meat..

    Eat moose .. 10,000 wolves can't be wrong
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    Unread 08-24-2007, 04:09 PM
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    crock pot

    Black bears are also grazers, love berries, raise hell with a farmers corn lot, apples. So unless ya get one that just came off a dead horse they ain't bad. I've always used a crock pot, idiot proof, makes a decent meal. Plus most everbody likes to say they've had a bear supper.
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    Unread 08-24-2007, 04:58 PM
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    the average sized bear are from 150-200 pounds, but most commercial bear outfitters generaly have a few big ones around. Personaly I've taken 6, the largest was 207, this is hunting on public land.
    Bear meat can be decent eating but for the most part, its something you can't cook alone and make it really good, cook a hindquarter with lots of taters, onions, and carrots, mix in some ranch dressing and onion soup mix, and its surprisingly good. lil greasy but still good.
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