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Brady
05-20-2013, 02:36 PM
I'm planning an OTC rifle elk hunt (unit 751) in SW CO this Oct and was wondering if CO lets you buy a bear tag as well? If you kill a bear, what do you have to pack out? Meat? Hide? Head? Proof of sex?

Thanks for your help.

Brady

packer58
05-20-2013, 04:32 PM
To protect yourself and stay out of possible trouble read the Co. regs, that way there is no misunderstanding what you need to do to stay legal.

Colorado Cowboy
05-20-2013, 04:38 PM
Bear Regs start on page 52 of the current Big Game Brochure. You do have to present the head & hide to a CPW officer or the nearest CPW office for inspection and to have a seal attached within 5 days of kill.

Old Hunter
05-20-2013, 06:07 PM
Plus, all the edible meat. You're pretty much bringing out the whole bear. That's why I don't hunt for bear. Too much work.

Colorado Cowboy
05-20-2013, 06:54 PM
Plus, all the edible meat. You're pretty much bringing out the whole bear. That's why I don't hunt for bear. Too much work.

And they are not that great eating. Good jerky, but thats about it as far as I'm concerned.

Old Hunter
05-20-2013, 07:15 PM
There's some states that don't require you to take the meat. I guess they realize how bad it is. I'd rather eat an old boot.

packer58
05-20-2013, 11:11 PM
There's some states that don't require you to take the meat. I guess they realize how bad it is. I'd rather eat an old boot.

Edible bear meat is a touchy subject for sure, I have had great success with crock-pot roast, snack sticks and stew meat.

Old Hunter
05-20-2013, 11:41 PM
Yeah, we all have different tastes. Some people love liver. It gags me. So, saying a certain meat taste good or bad is meaningless. You need to try it yourself.

packer58
05-20-2013, 11:45 PM
Yeah, we all have different tastes. Some people love liver. It gags me. So, saying a certain meat taste good or bad is meaningless. You need to try it yourself.

Well put Old Hunter...........Especially the liver part, i'm with ya on that one :(

Colorado Cowboy
05-21-2013, 07:17 AM
Yeah, we all have different tastes. Some people love liver. It gags me. So, saying a certain meat taste good or bad is meaningless. You need to try it yourself.

Liver is guts! I've eaten heart, its ok if your really hungry....but its still guts.

Old Hunter
05-21-2013, 08:40 AM
It's funny. When game meat hasn't been taken care of it taste like liver to me. Maybe it's been taken care of, but is just gamey.

When I see some guys say they've never had bad tasting meat. I ask them if they like liver. They almost always say yes.