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Can you sell or trade the gallbladder of a legally harvested black bear?

RexLanRexLan Posts: 868 Officer
Tales have it that the are worth ~ $35/gram in Japan and $10,000 whole in Korea. Would certainly pay for a nice hunting lease ... :grin

Seems the internals are considered waste so not sure how the regs would address the issue since they don't have to be harvested.
Port Charlotte, Florida

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  • Swamp WalkerSwamp Walker Posts: 80 Deckhand
    I know my dad sold the gallbladder of the bear he killed in NY and it was legal.
  • icy1155icy1155 Posts: 123 Officer
    Nope. The proposed FL rules state you cant legally sell ANY part of a bear harvested here.

    I actually am from NY, and I think that is Illegal up there as well.
  • binellishtrbinellishtr Posts: 8,797 Admiral
    I'm part of a research group and will trade out for gall bladders.
  • nofishtodaynofishtoday Posts: 1,296 Officer
    You gotta lotta Gall
    Askin a question. Like that
  • flydownflydown Posts: 6,464 Admiral
    You gotta lotta Gall
    Askin a question. Like that

    :rolleyes
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  • flydownflydown Posts: 6,464 Admiral
    I'm part of a research group and will trade out for gall bladders.

    whatcha' got to trade? A Lou Groza or two? :wink
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  • RexLanRexLan Posts: 868 Officer
    I'm part of a research group and will trade out for gall bladders.

    Probably legit for you but it just occurred to me that since internals are considered waste that it could be disposed of if not by sale then by barter/trade as the harvester saw fit. Be it left to rot or taken and disposed of in the trash? They are worth their weight in gold so maybe trade for raw gold which is not currency at the time of the trade, hence not a sale?

    I guess they are so valuable off-shore that it could get interesting if tested. More than likely there is a shipping restriction or something but I believe it is actually OK to sell them in most states unless it is clearly called out as illegal for the gallbladder specifically.

    Could be quite a pay-day for someone.
    Port Charlotte, Florida
  • binellishtrbinellishtr Posts: 8,797 Admiral
    Couple bowl rings maybe..
  • PalmettoKidPalmettoKid Posts: 847 Officer
    RexLan wrote: »
    Tales have it that the are worth ~ $35/gram in Japan and $10,000 whole in Korea. Would certainly pay for a nice hunting lease ... :grin

    Seems the internals are considered waste so not sure how the regs would address the issue since they don't have to be harvested.

    Knew I should have been a bear farmer.
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  • flydownflydown Posts: 6,464 Admiral
    Couple bowl rings maybe..

    :wink
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  • navigator2navigator2 Posts: 22,479 AG
    RexLan wrote: »
    Tales have it that the are worth ~ $35/gram in Japan and $10,000 whole in Korea. Would certainly pay for a nice hunting lease ... :grin

    Seems the internals are considered waste so not sure how the regs would address the issue since they don't have to be harvested.

    Since Lykes is in the meat biz, perhaps a barter could be arranged. :grin
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