How big was Your deer?

Discussion in 'Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by wallyg, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. wallyg

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    Mine was only 15 inches, but dressed out at 205#
    I'm sure there was lots bigger there...........time to brag!
     

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  2. Waif

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    Mine was so big , phones blew up by panicked citizens calling emergency services from four mile surrounding area after the shockwave of his fall , and resulted in a seismic crew being dispatched to the area after the tremor was confirmed on multiple seismograms in Pa. and Illinois.:eek:
     

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    I haven't put a tape on it yet. I'm waiting for the drying period.

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  7. dpretired

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    IT WAS BIG!! BIGGER THAN ME ANYWAY.
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  9. jiggin is livin

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    I bought a scale last year. It is fun to weigh them, even though I never have put a heavy deer on it yet. Last rifle opener a buddy shot a heavy 10, I was surprised it only weighed in at 156 dressed. I would have guessed way heavier, especially after dragging it almost a mile.

    It is an eye opener when you get the REAL weight of them.
     
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    I didn’t take any measurements on the rack but probably close to 16” wide, probably dressed around 150 lbs. He looked a little run down from the rut and that was on November 13th.
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    For some, scales and tape measures take all the fun out of it. Was looking at Michigan Buckpole last night and was impressed by the sheer number of bucks that either dressed well over 200lbs or had very high P&Y scores. My advice is enjoy the deer you shot, don’t try to make it into something it isn’t. When I was in high school, I worked part time processing deer at a local meat market. I will never forget a guy coming in and telling everyone who would listen to him that this was his 4th buck in a row that dressed over 200lbs. While the deer sported a fine rack, we politely told him that we didn’t think this deer made it. He would have none of it. While we seldom weighed deer just due to the volume that came through the door, we told him we would, more wanting to prove a point. The deer weighed 156lbs on the certified scale. A little embarrassed, he left quietly. However, I overheard him telling his buddies that Friday at the local football game, that this deer was indeed his 4th over 200lbs....
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    Most people way over estimate the weight of a deer. Along with how far they shoot, and how far they drag them.
     
  14. QDMAMAN

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    How close on an "estimate" should one get? :lol::lol::lol: