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Old 10-29-2009, 03:08 PM
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I shot this buck on October 20th. I guessed his live weight at 250-260 let me know what you all think. I just got the meat back today and received 140 pounds of meat.
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:12 PM
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Id say your pretty close. They have charts for field dressed weight and measurements you can use in the future.
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:58 PM
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140 pounds of meat is a ton! I almost can't believe you got that much back...100 pounds would even be a lot of meat. Its a great buck regardless of his weight though.
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:12 PM
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I'd have to guess less then 250lbs from the pics, but since you got 140lbs of meat back i'd have to say ya.... about 250lbs LOL

I think its about 60% of live weight you get in meat so 250/140x100=56%
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:23 PM
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The best I have ever got is 40% deboned meat of the DRESSED weight. Using that formula your deer would have to dress out at 350# . Something doesn't add up.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by magicman54494 View Post
The best I have ever got is 40% deboned meat of the DRESSED weight. Using that formula your deer would have to dress out at 350# . Something doesn't add up.
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It has been my experience that no more then 50% of the DRESSED weight is the return on packaged meat. So from my experience, if you got 140lbs then that deer field dressed 280 with the live weight being clsoe to an additional 20%. Not saying that there aren't deer that size, I just did not see a deer that size in any of the pictures.

Curious, did you actually weigh the meat or count out the packages??? The reason I ask is that all of my tickets I have gotten show a weight on it. That is not the weight of the meat, but the weight of the dressed animal. Like I said just my experiences.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:39 PM
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I asked the processor how much weight I got out of him. He is an older amish guy and he told me 140 pounds. I think I will reweigh it in the morning myself and let you know what I come up with. I thought it was alot myself. I looked at some charts and they said 139 pounds of meat would be a 280 pound deer. I don't believe he was quite that big so I am going to weigh the meat. I will let you all know what I come up with.
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:41 AM
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He was a big boy. Had to help ManOfhTheFall (my dad) drag him out lol. Now, it's my turn to shoot a big buck, so my dad can help me drag it out lol.
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:56 AM
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Congrats on the nice Buck !!!! And a 140 lbs of meat!!! Wow that is alot....
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:17 AM
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you will never get as much meat back from the butcher as you will doin it yourself. from my experience
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