Re: cougar meat safe at medium rare ?
I have eaten Couger loin and it was delicious.
It was also sliced and cooked to medium well done (Not pink in the middle) in a frying pan. If you don't like it that way, add water in the pan and bake it in the oven at 350 degrees till tender.
I like bear meat too and usually cook it to well done in the oven as I do my elk and deer meat.
A fork will cut through it very easy.