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Old 11-29-2007, 02:25 PM
 
Location: tx
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go people eat bear? how much deer elk whateve last the summer
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Can you translate that so we can understand what you're asking? Some people eat bear, I don't think that there is Elk in Alaska. They do eat deer in southeast. I don't think they summer though.
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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There are elk in Kodiak...or at least on some of the neighboring islands. I've eaten black bear from the high country where they tend to feast on berries. Much better than the bears eating mainly fish in the lowlands. Some fine roasts and sausage. Don't think I'd eat brown or grizzly.
One moose should last a small family through the winter and maybe through summer as well. You can change up the menu with water fowl and fish. Moose meat can get boring after eating it for a week straight. If your living outside of town you could even raise hogs. We used to get food waste from the local elementary school and that cut grain/hog chow costs big time. Chickens also. You'd have eggs and meat on the hoof right in your own backyard. Goats, turkeys even pheasant can be raised to eat on all year.
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:40 PM
 
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my bad i meant people really eat bear when they hunt? whats the purpose? what else to people hunt to survive the winter? can hickens actually be raised?
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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lol...some of the keys on your keyboard are missing or not working. Nothing like ribeyes and tbones and mix in some lean ground beef help me survive the winters here. Now and then I'll splurg and get a pot roast of either pork or beef. Yummmmmm.
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I know this doesn't pertain to Alaska, so I'll appologize in advance. Here in Maine people do hunt and eat black bear. I don't like it but, to each their own. (just answering that YES some people do eat bear meat.)
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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There is deer hunting in southeastern, out of Seward and in Kodiak area. Moose, sheep, caribou, goat, fish, spruce hens, grouse, rabbit, fish, ducks and geese, bear, clams, shrimp, crab etc. We got it all man. And yes...I grew up feeding &%#$!? chickens and pigs from grade school through highschool! They manage just fine as long as they have some shelter with a little heat, food and water.
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Wants pork chops all of a sudden.
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:00 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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A couple of deer last me all winter and into summer. I'll keep the tenderloins for special occasions, save the ribs for BarBQ (yes, I make my own sauce) and debone the rest of the deer. I'll cut it into stew meat, store in gallon freezer bags with about 4 pounds of cubed meat in each and freeze it. I eat a good bit of stew during our semi-winter, mostly because I like stew. I grind the frozen cubes as I need them (it is easier to grind frozen, I have a hand grinder,not an electric one) and mix one pound of store bought loaf sausage per 4 lbs of deerburger (my wife gets upset when I refer to the mixture as "Bambiburger".) The deer has no fat, combined with the sausage, it is a 10% fat mixture, just enought to make it stick together. I use it just as I would hamburger, meat loaf, meat balls, spaghetti sauce, tacos. As my grandmother used to tell me, "Man is predominately limited by his imagination, or lack thereof" D
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:17 AM
 
Location: Haines, AK
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Default bear bait

Around here some people do keep chickens. Sometimes they get to eat them, sometimes the bears do....and the goats, and sometimes the horses, and....
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