Charcoal Grilled Leg of Bear Recipe

Charcoal Grilled Leg of Bear Recipe


  • 1 whole hind leg (rump to shank) of black bear, trimmed of all fat and silver skin
  • Your choice of spices to taste

*To prevent the outside of the leg from charring, monitor temperature with a thermometer and use indirect-heat or hot-smoke cooking methods. Add smoke wood chunks to charcoal to create a fragrant smoke on the meat.


  1. Prepare leg, making sure all fat is trimmed – Caution: When grilling bear meat, dripping fat will ignite! Trim all fat before cooking!
  2. Sprinkle or rub all sides of the trimmed leg evenly with spices
  3. Prepare charcoal grill for low to medium heat or an indirect-heat set up
  4. Place leg on grill and cook slowly for 6-10 hours or until desired doneness, turning occasionally and re-seasoning
  5. Allow bear meat to reach an internal temp of 160 degrees F before consumption