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I did,not have scales to weigh that last deer,after it was boned the weight was 132 pounds,any guesses as to live weight?

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  • I did,not have scales to weigh that last deer,after it was boned the weight was 132 pounds,any guesses as to live weight?

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    132 pounds of boned out meat?
    A field dressed deer (gutted) is about 60% of live weight.
    Removing head, hide and bones and you're going to be about 35% (+/-) of live weight.
    Whitetail or mulie?
    I come up with nearly 400 pounds on the hoof?
    That would be one monstrous deer, a smallish elk or somebody's
    market calf! LOL!

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    • #3
      As per an article (link below) I found on Google, lean meat is about ? of a deers live body weight. Which, based on personal experience, is very close if not a little low.
      So basically what Bubba said.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Red Angus View Post
        As per an article (link below) I found on Google, lean meat is about ? of a deers live body weight. Which, based on personal experience, is very close if not a little low.
        So basically what Bubba said.
        That's a good article. Thanks for the link.

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        • #5
          That is BIG! My 250 deer made 80# of meat.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post
            132 pounds of boned out meat?
            A field dressed deer (gutted) is about 60% of live weight.
            Removing head, hide and bones and you're going to be about 35% (+/-) of live weight.
            Whitetail or mulie?
            I come up with nearly 400 pounds on the hoof?
            That would be one monstrous deer, a smallish elk or somebody's
            market calf! LOL!
            Maybe my figures are off somewhere Bubba, but I come up with a somewhat lower est. weight. Check and see where I am wrong.

            Entrails at 45 pounds.
            Bones at 45 pounds.
            Head and hide at 50 pounds.

            That’s 140 pounds plus 135 pounds meat, equals about 275 pounds live weight. What do you think ?

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            • #7
              Quit adding the weight from all the pork you add to your sausage. That's cheating! ?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post
                132 pounds of boned out meat?
                A field dressed deer (gutted) is about 60% of live weight.
                Removing head, hide and bones and you're going to be about 35% (+/-) of live weight.
                Whitetail or mulie?
                I come up with nearly 400 pounds on the hoof?
                That would be one monstrous deer, a smallish elk or somebody's
                market calf! LOL!
                I figure to get 35 lbs. of well trimmed meat from a 120 # deer, but that ratio doesn't hold up when I try to apply it your deer---unless it was truly huge.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Red Angus View Post
                  As per an article (link below) I found on Google, lean meat is about ? of a deers live body weight. Which, based on personal experience, is very close if not a little low.
                  So basically what Bubba said.
                  Your welcome.

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                  • #10
                    I asked a site on internet and got a formula that resulted in262 pounds, I,m more sure of the formula than I am of the boned meat weight, I took out the back straps and tenderloin,a friend that is processing the meat gave me the number 116 pounds boned,so I had that 116lbs. and 6 one gallon zip locks,I figured 20 labs ,this might be a little high,but not a lot. I knew he was big ,it was all two of us wanted just getting him loaded in a pick up truck. I thought then he was over 200 and maybe more ,this was after he was field dressed.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Red Angus View Post
                      As per an article (link below) I found on Google, lean meat is about ? of a deers live body weight. Which, based on personal experience, is very close if not a little low.
                      So basically what Bubba said.
                      My guess is and was around 230,he was about as healthy as I ever skinned out ,the tallow was thick and we nearly filled a bucket with what we trimmed initially , now I wished I had weighed him,but I think we all learned a little here,even if I,m off on my guess.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DogGuy87 View Post
                        Quit adding the weight from all the pork you add to your sausage. That's cheating! ?
                        Lol I know I know

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rockhound View Post
                          That is BIG! My 250 deer made 80# of meat.
                          Rock I,m pretty sure mine didn't weigh that much

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post
                            132 pounds of boned out meat?
                            A field dressed deer (gutted) is about 60% of live weight.
                            Removing head, hide and bones and you're going to be about 35% (+/-) of live weight.
                            Whitetail or mulie?
                            I come up with nearly 400 pounds on the hoof?
                            That would be one monstrous deer, a smallish elk or somebody's
                            market calf! LOL!
                            Maybe my figures are to, I been wrong before

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Red Angus View Post
                              As per an article (link below) I found on Google, lean meat is about ? of a deers live body weight. Which, based on personal experience, is very close if not a little low.
                              So basically what Bubba said.
                              Well I just finished this article and my numbers don,t add up ,what can I say,I have a lot of meat,

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