Estimating A Deer's Live Weight

Stop guessing your deer's weight. This useful chart will help you determine your deer's estimated live weight, field dressed weight and edible meat weight.

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Things to remember:

  • Measure the animal just behind the front legs (girth)
  • Field dressed = body cavity cleaned out (no heart, lungs, ect..)


  • Girth/Inches Live Weight
    (in pounds)
    Field Dressed
    (in pounds)
    Edible Meat
    (in pounds)
    24 55 38 28
    25 61 43 27
    26 66 49 30
    27 71 53 31
    28 77 59 34
    29 82 64 36
    30 90 70 39
    31 98 74 42
    32 102 80 45
    33 110 87 50
    34 118 91 54
    35 126 99 57
    36 135 104 61
    37 146 115 66
    38 157 126 71
    39 169 135 74
    40 182 144 80
    41 195 156 88
    42 210 170 94
    43 228 182 103
    44 244 198 110
    45 267 214 120
    46 290 233 130
    47 310 251 139
    48 340 272 153
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