Living in northern southeast Alaska, we have plenty of brown bears here; but no black bears where I am at. There is a lot of brown bear hunting that takes place here but only the skull/hide/claws etc. are harvested. I don't know anyone who eats brown bear. I know a lot of black bear hunters (If not most?) harvest all of the above plus the meat. I have heard black bear is actually very good meat, while brown bear is pretty unpalatable. Just curious on what you all think about bear meat (black bear, or brown if you have tried it!), since I have no experience with it. Thanks!