Who’s finally ready for some warm spring days and “World Class” bear hunting? I know we are!! We are only 2 months away from another spring season and cant wait! All of our spring and fall black bear hunts for 2014 are booked solid but please remember we are currently taking bookings for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll free 1-888-468-3394 to reserve your spot.
As the month of January comes to a close, it can only mean one thing. We are that much closer to another Manitoba spring bear season! The bears all went into their dens in excellent shape and as of right now have a blanket of about 2 1/2 feet of snow. Before we know it, the magnificent “black ghost” will be out and about. A sure sign of spring!
With Hearing from all of our past great guests and potential new guests during the winter months, it sure keeps us even that more excited to gearing up for another great year of hunting and fishing adventures. We look forward and can’t wait to seeing everyone in 2014!!
We would like to take this opportunity to wish
all of our family, friends and valued guests a
Very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year…..
We look forward to seeing you all in 2014.
Rick, Colleen, Brendan & Jordan Liske
The pioneers made good use of bear lard for use in biscuits, pies and doughnuts. Rendered bear fat makes a product that is all-natural and turns out flaky biscuits and pie crusts.
Take the firm, white belly fat and back fat for rendering. Leave any fat that appears dark or soft.
At the end of it, there will be cracklings left over. Put the cracklings out for the birds.
- Preheat oven to 225 degrees
- Wash and chill fat.
- Cut into small pieces (1 inch to 2 inch square).
- Place 1 cup of fat in roasting pan.
- Place in preheated over.
- When fat begins to melt, add more fat until roasting pan is half full
- Render until all is melted, the moisture is cooked off and evaporated.
- Let cool slightly.
- Dip liquid from roaster and strain through a triple layer of cheesecloth.
- Pour into 5 to 10 pound containers. A clean coffee can makes a good container.
- Cover tightly.
- Store immediately in a freezer (quick cooling produces a fine lard).
Hope everyone has a chance to look at our “NEW” trail cam pics of some of the Agassiz black bears from 2012 and 2013 that we just put up (click on: Agassiz Black Bear Trail Camera Pics on home page). This is just a very small sample of the quality, size and color of alot of our black bears in our areas which is considered some of the best black bear habitat in the world! Enjoy!!
Bear fat can be rendered down into an oil to use in cooking. Is is extremely tasty and adds great flavor to dishes. Bear meat is also excellent done up in roasts, honey hams, hamburger, jerky, sausage and pepperettes.
Bear burger used in spaghetti sauces, lasagna, chillis, hamburgers, on pizza, soups, etc.. are just a few other great ways to enjoy the great taste of bear meat. We also have guests who tell us they can their bear meat and is excellent done this way too.
Please check out our Waterfowl Information Page under the Waterfowl Tab on our Home Page http://agassizoutfitters.com/manitoba-waterfowl-hunts/waterfowl-information-rates/ for our updated information on camp location and accommodation for our waterfowl packages!!!
Most of our black bears are finally denned up. This fall was extremely long and warm as some bears where still being spotted by deer hunters up until last week. The long and warm Manitoba fall really was excellent for the bears as they had a lot of time to put on weight before denning up, and that they did! Every bear that I saw and reports from other people seeing them, is that they are all in excellent shape going into their dens. Natural food such as berries, acorns, frogs, etc where plentiful and easy to find. Seeing bears this late into November in Manitoba is extremely rare.
Therefore, the black bears in our hunting areas of Manitoba WILL enjoy an excellent winter and should come out of the dens in excellent shape; meaning the 2014 spring outlook for Agassiz Outfitters is great as always!! Also, with the amount of bears our fall bear hunters saw our future looks extremely bright. We look forward to our 2014 spring black bear season already and look forward to seeing all of our valued guests!!
p.s. Our ”NEW” black bear ad is currently out in Bear Hunting Magazine and will run as always till May. Hope everybody has a great winter!!!
Hope everyone gets the chance to see our “NEW” 1/2 page ad in the November/December issue of “Bear Hunting Magazine” that is out now. Like every year, it will also run in the January/February and March/April issues.
We are currently taking bookings for our 2014 and 2015 “World Class” black bear, whitetail and waterfowl hunts. Please contact us at 1-204-281-1918 or 1-888-468-3394 to reserve your spot!