i'm sitting here eating cougar steak. not bad, a little chewy but taste is a cross between pork sirloin and deer. i think i'll use it just like bear, roast/stew/grind. i have a few packages of steak packaged and will cut a few more but it will mostly be taco meat grind. that is what we are short of in the freezer. i have a bag in the freezer for dinner for the wife to decide on. i can say this right now: in my opinion it is not grilling meat or steak. but it will make great slow cooker roasts/stew/grind.it is a mild meat that absorbs spice very well. smells great and has a good texture. if you ever get a cougar, definitely plan on eating it. it is every bit as good as bear, the only reason it is not as good as deer or elk. it is chewy in steaks. flavorwise, it is verygood.