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    Default yum yum brown bear!

    I know this has come up before but after my recent experience i had to bring it up again. last Saturday i popped a young brownie (about 6.5ft sq). I wasn't looking for a monster just something to throw over the back of a couch and the kids can roll around on. well this bear had no smell to it at all, neither the meat or the hide. we decided to try a chunk of the backstrap expecting it to be similar to black bear. I was some of the most mild game I have ever eaten. If I were to compare it to another game I would have to say early season blacktail. we even had two kids, 10 and 12, with us and they were very picky eaters and they devoured it. I harvested the rest of the backstraps and the two hind quarters. I suspect the prime meat has a lot to do with that this was a young bear and it most likely just poked its head out of his den. So next time you skin out a brownie give that meat a smell test and if itís not bad fry up a little, you might be pleasantly surprised.

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    Agreed! Even done into a breakfast sausage I can still taste the difference in flavor of the grizzly meat from other game meat. Mmm, mm good!

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    Great to hear, mallardman! I was unsuccessful last weekend, but if I manage to find a grizz this spring I will certainly be bringing home meat along with the hide.

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    Thats the only reason I hunt them, and that in the Spring, as the taste is wonderfull.

    Glad you enjoy!! Yes, it IS Good!!
    If you can't Kill it with a 30-06, you should Hide.

    "Dam it all", The Beaver told me.....

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    Where did you take the bear?

    I really like grizzly meat. I shot one late last August north of the Brooks Range and made roasts out of the large cuts and the rest was turned into hot links. Very tasty.

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    Baronof Is. in southeast.

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    I have an older (1957 or so) Alaska game cookbook. There are no recipes for black bear but there is a number of recipes for grizzly. I took an interior grizzly last fall up high, a blue berry eating bear and took the backstraps. They were fantastic, better that black bear.

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