This particular bear, a middle-aged sow, was called out of an oak flat in a deep canyon in northwestern New Mexico this past August. That part of the state isn't especially verdant, so I'm thinking acorns were probably the bear's primary food source. When I saw how much fat the sow had on her, I knew she would be good eating. Because we had to pack her out on our backs, I trimmed a lot of the fat in the field. I kind of regret not bringing more of it out, as what I did render from her was sweet and delicious. I've used it to fry everything from eggs to potatoes--even chicken.