Spring vs. Fall: So, what does black bear taste like? It's similar to venison, only sweeter. And like venison, it's a deeper red than beef, with a texture rather like pork, though coarse-grained. ... The flavor of spring bear meat also tends to be rather mild since, with some exceptions, it has almost no fat.
Under the culinary definition, the meat from adult or "gamey" mammals (for example, beef, horse meat, mutton, venison, boar, hare) is red meat, while that from young mammals (rabbit, veal, lamb) is white. ... Some cuts of pork are considered white under the culinary definition, but all pork is red in nutritional studies.