So you go on a Spring bear hunt and are successful, awesome! Now what? How to use and prepare bear meat is a frequent question we get. It’s common to talk to hunters that say bear meat is only good in smoked applications. While we love a good bear salami or summer sausage paired with cheese on a summer day– don’t think that’s the only option. Ground into burger, bear can be delicious and is leaner than other game meat. We like to use it in traditional barbecue patties, tacos, or breakfast gravy over hot biscuits.