How big was Your deer?

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

  1. bucknasty11208

    bucknasty11208

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    Back in the early to mid 90s I was stationed up at Naval Air Station Brunswick Maine. It’s an entirely different world of hunting up there. They don’t get excited about rack size as much as they do body size. 200lbs dressed doesn’t even raise an eyebrow. They don’t start getting excited until they dress at 220+.
    Gotta being tough animals to live in those harsh winters up there.


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  2. jatc

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    Not me. I don’t drag. I might spend half a day with a chainsaw to get my three wheeler and jet sled to them, but I won’t drag em!
     
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  3. jimbobway

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    This one was weighed twice , one on the car carrier on a drive on scale at a certified scale . Then went home and hung in barn and used one of those Sportsman Guide scales 240lbs dressed .After hanging the buck I went back to drive on scale and the difference was 260 lbs . This was in Washtenaw county , my biggest .
     

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  4. Tom (mich)

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    I generally just say my deer are within one standard deviation of 150 lbs. Works 66.7% of the time.
     
  5. Scott K

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    If your estimated weight isn't at least 20% more than the actual weight, you're doing it wrong.
     
  6. Wild Thing

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    Agree - the few (4) that we have weighed both live weight and dressed weight averaged out to 21.75% difference. All of the dressed weights were 35#-40# lighter than live weights.
     
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  7. LabtechLewis

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    It was a yearling doe. Butcher says, "Not much neck on a 76# (dressed) deer!"

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    We also cut Luke's doe. It was also a 1YO and weighed 98#.

    Other one is still hanging on one of these. Got them for $27 each from Farm & Fleet last week. Free shipping at the time for $75+ order.

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  8. BucksandDucks

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    Wish I would have gotten this one weighed. My heaviest that was weighed was 192. This one was around there I think. About had a heart attack dragging him a quarter mile in a jet sled.

    For reference I am 6'3" and was about 320 at the time. Everything looks small in my pictures Screenshot_20201201-170649_Gallery.jpg

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  9. anagranite

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    Mine was 190lbs without inner tenderloins.
     
  10. Grandriverrat

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    Beauregard in your dreams!Must be hard to sleep.
     
  11. Grandriverrat

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    When do guys underestimate what really means the most to them? Especially if they are going to share with public!
     
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  12. yoopertoo

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    If you are over 50 and you draged the deer out of the woods yourself I can guarantee you the deer did not weigh over 200#. :)
     
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  13. TheCrawdad

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    Here's a nice scale from your friendly neighborhood Menards. For those guys that tend to exaggerate, I'm sure they sell rulers too. Lol

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  14. Grandriverrat

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    rulers would be more appropriate for what I was referencing! lol!
     
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    _2.facebook_1479490724377.jpg this my heaviest shot in 2015..178lbs field dressed aged 3.5.
    Biggest doe was 8.5 yrs old (according to Dnr) 134lbs dressed.