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Would You Eat Bear Meat?

Would You Eat Bear Meat?

In an article on The Atlantic, Hank Shaw, the Hunter Angler Gardner Cook, talks about his recent experience of eating bear. First Shaw points out that "bear hunting has been part of American life since we arrived in the 17th century." Recipes for bear were included in the 1957 Gourmet Cookbook, and bear appeared on many state dinner menus. Then he goes on to describe the bear meat: "it looks like lamb" and tastes "rich, earthy, and savory." While I found the account to be fascinating, I'm not sure if I could stomach bear. How about you?

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PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 6 years
That's disgusting to me. I could never ever eat bear.
dancing-nancy dancing-nancy 6 years
don't eat meat except for the occasional cheeseburger craving.
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 6 years
I'm a vegetarian. But lets be honest- there are SO many animals being raised to be killed and eaten, do we really need to add bears? This makes me sad.
wunami wunami 6 years
I wonder how many of the no votes are by vegetarians. That should probably have been an option to avoid skewing the results.
cfoley11 cfoley11 6 years
I would say that eating wild game is far more humane then eating beef of chicken that has been caged its whole life. Not to mention healthier as game animals eat berries and nut,s not manufactured feed. My Dad and brothers all hunt and my dad makes the most amazing bear stew. I still prefer moose burgers.
amber512 amber512 6 years
No meat for me of any kind!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 6 years
I would give it a try. Bear meat (just like moose, beaver, reindeer) is eaten in Northern Europe and Northern Canada.
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
LOL @ Chief. And it shall be called bearcon.
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Bacon-wrapped, please! :feedme:
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
only if the bear had donated his or her body to food research.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 6 years
Smoke me up some Bear Bacon!
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 6 years
Venison, elk, and alligator are all considered widely acceptable, so I say: Pourquoi Pas?
AmberHoney AmberHoney 6 years
I have and will continue!
muse2323 muse2323 6 years
(And a friend just recently gave us some moose steaks I'm still deciding what to do with. I'm thinking... chili.)
muse2323 muse2323 6 years
I've eaten bear. When I first came here to be with my love, he was renting a room from a friend, and part of the deal was that we made dinner. My sweetie would often go down to the freezer and bring up meat to thaw, and it would be a mystery to me. I knew our friend was a hunter, but venison was about I expected to come out of the freezer. One day there was what appeared to be ground beef. I made tacos. Little did I know... bear meat tacos. Wish the package had been labeled--I would've looked up the best way to cook bear. As it was, the meat was a little leaner (and thus drier) than I'd expected.
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