I've eaten bear many times. Last year in Alaska my son and I tried some steaks off both our bears. They were terrible. We tried a hind roast in the crock pot and it was better than any roast I've ever eaten. I usually give alot of bear meat, some of the Sitka
Blacktail and fish away while we're up there.
Cougar, that's another story. I've never had a bad tasting cougar. It's great, especially the roasts. Intrestingly, it cooks up white like pork but has the texture of deer.
I use to hunt with a guy who worked for the Idaho Animal Damage Control. We tried coyote. It was terrible. Muskrat and beaver is actualy pretty good.