The Sweetest Meat: Alaskan Black Bear

To find the best-tasting game meat, you have to earn it.  As the cold Alaskan winter approaches, bears flock to the high country of Alaska's Chugach Range while feasting on cranberry and blueberry.   As summer turns to fall, the bears  have exhausted low-elevation fruit and their quest to fatten up pushes them into higher and less accessible terrain.  The hard work and long hike pays off, as berry-fed black bears provide some of the finest tasting meat available to the American hunter.  The meat is so good, that Steven Rinella plans to fry it in it’s own fat as a celebratory meal if he is lucky enough to land a bear on this trip.

The Sweetest Meat: Alaskan Black Bear