Old thread but boy you're right... one of those turkeys would be great.
Bear meat is somewhat dependant on what they have been eating. If one was hanging around a dump or feeding on spawning fish you might have trouble even gutting it. However, if it has been feeding on fruit, berries, grass, corn etc it makes for some of the best hams you could imagine. Froend of mine got called to help an orchardist out with a black bear that had been feeding on plums and peaches for two weeks. He was breaking fruit tree branches and damaging the trees. Friend dispatched him and had the four quarters brined and cured. Some of the best meat I've ever had.