Bear meat may be cooked in much the same way as their counterparts of beef cuts. Keep in mind, however, two facts when dealing with bear. It does not have the same fat content as that of beef and therefore will need additional larding or marinating for tenderizing. Bear meat MUST be thoroughly cooked due to trichinosis tendencies. Marinade bear meat 6-8 hours or overnight. Basting Sauce: Blend well.