Sidearm during deer season?

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  1. hstout1143

    hstout1143 Well-Known Member

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    aa, have you ever eaten bear? I plan on hunting northern Ca. next year and have heard there are bear everywhere, but I don't know anyone that has actually eaten bear meat. Does it taste good? How do you prepare it?
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    yes! bear meat is delicious, it's like extremely lean beef. Not really any distinct flavor like venison or goat. Buy some pork fat to add and grind up your own burgers or make your own sausage out of it but the best way is either in stews where it won't dry out or in a crockpot or pressure cooker. Make sure to save the tenderloin for fillets to pan fry or cut them out in chops for the pressure cooker. Basically you can cook it any way you would a deer with similar results.

    The heart is also fantastic, by far my favorite part of any red meat animal; I slice it crossways to the chambers (horizontally) and roll them in a little bit of flour and pan fry them in butter.

    And with bear, you usually get at least twice the meat of your average deer, or more if ya luck into a big one. I plan on trying some bear jerky in the smoker too if I get one this year.
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    Saw a lady from Tok kill a caribou with her 1911 yesterday. Shot it out the window of her truck along side the road and it dropped on the spot. I've had that new kimber sitting between the seat and haven't got a close shot like that yet, but still hoping and have several more weeks of hunting until caribou season closes then reopens in November till March; I think I will get a shot sooner or later. The grizz should start feeding in the blueberries pretty quick, then maybe will get one, not with hand gun though.
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    In Oklahoma, if you have a carry permit, you may carry a handgun while hunting fowl or animal. The legislation does not mention anything about "season", whether bow, primitive (black powder), or modern firearm.

    Holders of carry permits may also carry a side arm while fishing.
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