Making meat, Alaska style

MrBubblingbrooks

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Here's a picture from a few years back of some meat to be:

Moose are a vital meat source to many of us here in Alaska. They are steroid, hormone, and GMO free meat, and about 98% lean!

Bears are our favorite meat; here is one being prepared in the field to be taken home and processed fully.

I am thankful to live in an area where we can still participate in this traditional lifestyle of hunting and gathering! I understand some are not interested in hunting, some are offended by it, but it exists and is very essential to many people's lives. Hopefully I can add something useful to this forum, by relating some of my hunting experiences and sharing pictures of the process.
 

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Wow! how many pounds of meat do you estimate on one of those moose?
 

Denim Deb

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Interesting. Glad to see you on here. I've often wondered, what does moose and bear taste like?
 

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Just beautiful. You know, even after living in Alaska for 6 years, I have to say, I was never able to dine on bear. Moose, Caribou..and of course several species of fish...but never Bear. Congrats to you and your family for having such a bounty.
 

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And...can I please come for dinner?!

Awesome pics! and welcome!
 

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I was an ethical vegetarian for 15 years, and have only recently gone back to eating meat due to insulin resistance (pre-diabetes). However, I was never offended in the least by people hunting for their own meat. Those animals got to live the life God intended for them, rather than suffering on a factory farm. I never had a problem with humane small farms, either. My problem was always with situations like indoor dry lotting. And, okay, I have a problem with people getting drunk and going hunting, but that's an issue I have with inebriated people operating firearms, not with hunting.

My SIL and BIL live in Alaska, and though they are very urban (in Anchorage, you can walk downtown from their place) they fish a good amount. The only halibut we eat is what they catch and send us. It is extraordinary.

I have had moose, but never bear. I hear that bear that has lived on mostly fruit and honey is really nice, and that bear that has lived on salmon is good, too. Here, people bait bear, which I don't understand- why do you want to eat something that's been eating garbage? I don't get it.
 

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:drool :drool What time is dinner?!
 

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I have never tried bear. I once had a moose steak as a teen and I still remember how delicious it was!


Anyone here watch the movie Hannah? She shoots an elk with an arrow but only wounds it. When she tracks it down to make the kill, she apologises for not hitting it in the heart. Just a thought that came to mind related to hunting. I consider responsible skilled hunting an ethical meat source..like small farms with well cared for animals that are dispatched as humainly as possible come meat time.
 

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