If dumb luck shines upon me and I do take a bear, I plan on keeping the pelt, but I'm not sure about the meat. I've had bear summer sausage, and while it was tasty, it was very greasy, and I can't eat more than a couple of slices in one sitting. Consequently, I have several rolls of two-year-old bear sausage sitting in the deep freeze.
(I'm having a hard time getting to the point here.)
Is it ok (ethical) to take the bear just for the pelt?
I will try bear again, prepared differently, but I'm not sure I could eat/give away all the meat before it spoiled.
I'm already starting to feel guilty for taking the animal without any firm plans about what I'm going to do with most of it.
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