I've never hunted or eaten bear before. But I am curious as the effect of bear fat on flavor. Seems there are two camps that I read.
One: Bear fat is the most disgusting, foul, acrid, horrific thing you could possibly smell or taste. It must be removed at all costs and thrown far, far away as soon as possible.
Two: Bear fat is one of the best natural oils to cook your meat in. This one comes from watching an episode of Meateater. He shot a black bear and used the fat (rendered down) to fry the bear meat. Said it was incredible.
So what gives? Is bear fat good or should a nuclear strike be called upon the fat pile?