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  • WE all hear about high scoring antlers.Iv'e been trying to find what the heaviest verified live weight on a white tail and mule

    WE all hear about high scoring antlers.Iv'e been trying to find what the heaviest verified live weight on a white tail and mule deer might be. SEEMS like I read once where the heaviest white tail outweighed the mule deer at nearly 500lbs, ?

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    the dates and location would be helpful ?

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      According to Leonard Lee Rue III, & Leonard Lee Rue in the book "The Deer of North America" on page 159, Carl Lenandor killed a 402# Whitetail (dressed) in 1926 near Tofte, MN with a live weight estimated to be 511# That record was matched in 1981 by George Himango who tagged a whitetail the same size also in Minnesota on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation.
      On page 162, the same book states the largest mule deer on record was killed in 1938 By Laurence Rowe near Ellens Park, CO and field dressed a weight of 410 #which gives an estimated live weight of 522.75 # the second place mule deer was killed by O.I. Ranch from Long Beach California near Meeker, CO with field dressed weight of 360# with an estimated live weight of 459#. The year is not given.
      Until I began looking for this specific data, I had been under the impression that Maine held the record at over 600#, I don't even know who told me that.
      Now this book was printed in 1997, so if anything has changed since then, I don't have info regarding that. Hope this helps.

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      • #4
        Wow Bo, Nice Research!

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          Got one more for the mix--Horace Hinkley shot a 355-dressed buck in northwest Bingham, Maine. Anyone want to guess on the biggest doe? Details here are a bit sketchier since even fewer records are kept, but.....What's the biggest doe you've ever seen shot?

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          • #6
            I killed a 126# doe once but I'm not sure if that was the biggest one I've killed. Most have ranged in the 100-120#. However, I do hold a record among the guys I know that hunt, I killed a 44# doe and no, there were no spots on her. Man, was she tender!
            I took a lot of heat for that one, but she was almost 200 yds away and it was about 10 min left on the last day of season.

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              I SEEN A 300LBS DOE LAST YEAR WHEN WALKING TO MY STAND

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                I SEEN A 300LBS DOE LAST YEAR WHEN WALKING TO MY STAND

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