i take the heart and liver because thats what i like to eat.but theres no excuse for not taking the meat from a game animal,bear included.at least in the lower 48 where i (and many states F&G) consider black bear very edible.if your to far back to pack out a animal you kill then your out of your league and should head back to the logging roads.obviously varmint hunting doesn't apply,didn't think i would have to spell that out...I personally take useable meat and antlers. I take what the law requires most of the time. I don't agree with Littlebuf at all about "i take all the meat,heart and liver out.you killed it,you pack it.thats how it is.other wise dont pull the trigger" Where do you draw the line??? I only take cape and skulls on coyotes, foxes, bobcats and wouldn't take any bear meat out if the law didn't require it. If you feel that way about elk and deer, wouldn't you have to feel that way about all animals you shoot. I don't eat the organs, so I am not packing them out and I am not breaking any laws by not taking them in the states I have hunted.