Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Black Bear fat, use it or trim it?

  1. #1
    Member AK Wonderer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Anchorage, AK
    Posts
    717

    Default Black Bear fat, use it or trim it?

    Well after climbing three mountains in September in pursuit of blackies only to have them disappear at the top, I was finally able to connect on my fourth try. Just a medium sized sow but I was in it as much for the meat as the trophy. She was definitely fattening up for winter and had a couple inches of fat on her. My couple previous bears I've trimmed off all the fat because I've heard it was no good. Before I toss all the fat I thought I'd get some opinions.

    Anyone using the fat? Or is it as gamy as I've heard?

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    312

    Default Bears

    Save it, render it, jar it, use it. Or take it to mat valley or pioneer meats and have them mix it in with the meat for some summer sausage

  3. #3
    Supporting Member iofthetaiga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Tanana Valley AK
    Posts
    7,217

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by iyouktug View Post
    Save it, render it, jar it, use it.


    Bear lard is the best shortening in the world! You should treat that fat with the same care you do the rest of the meat you intend to eat.
    ...he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods & errors. ~Thomas Jefferson
    I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief. ~Gerry Spence
    The last thing Alaska needs is another bigot. ~member Catch It
    #Resist

  4. #4
    Moderator bkmail's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Palmer, AK.
    Posts
    4,119

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by iofthetaiga View Post


    Bear lard is the best shortening in the world! You should treat that fat with the same care you do the rest of the meat you intend to eat.
    Couldn't agree more......excellent stuff and easy to render.
    BK

  5. #5
    Supporting Member Amigo Will's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Wrangell
    Posts
    7,600

    Default

    Better than butter.
    Now left only to be a turd in the forrest and the circle will be complete.Use me as I have used you

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Mat-Su
    Posts
    1,179

    Default

    Save the fat, process it and use it for cooking. An old timer that I used to run a round with made the BEST pies and cookies using bear fat. Do not waste it!!!!!

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    1,461

    Default

    When rendered, it is clear as gin and odorless. It truly makes the very best donuts. Can't be beat for cooking, period.

  8. #8
    Member AK Wonderer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Anchorage, AK
    Posts
    717

    Default

    Thanks everyone. I have a gallon ziplock bag full that I'll render down. Also have a decent amount still on the meat that I'll grind in.

  9. #9

    Default

    Best homemade donuts I've ever had (and I've had lots) were fried in bear lard. Like they had been cooked in butter, they tasted so good. The same family adds a little salt to some of their bear lard, then puts it on the table rather than butter. Better than any butter you ever had on anything you'd normally put butter on.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •