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Unread 07-04-2003, 12:09 PM
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Unread 07-04-2003, 12:25 PM
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I often hear tales about 200 pound deer in this area, never seen one in person! I've seen some fairly big deer in other areas, shot a 220 pound field dressed (smallish) Alberta buck. Got a couple 175 (plus or minus) pound Wisconsin buck deer, most in the 150 to 160 pound range.
Every once in a while here we get a 130 to 135 pound (field dressed) deer season doe (biggest doe pool winner usually). I have seen a few shot during deer season that would almost fit in a glove compartment (40 pound range). I once shot a pair of does that I tied up like luggage after field dressing and carried the pair about 1.5 miles back to the car...burger deer...one burger per deer [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img].

The deer I'm measuring now are depredation deer, mostly dry does, young or too ugly to have been bred [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]. Good test subjects for measurements, terminal effects, etc.

BUT...there are big deer here, I just don't happen to be lucky enought to get any of them! Maybe I just don't shoot enough deer [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img].
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Unread 01-28-2004, 09:30 AM
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more info here would be appreciated
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Unread 01-30-2004, 04:11 PM
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I have measure 3 good sized buck antelope.
Two were 15", top of back to bottom of chest, the other was 14".
The two bigger ones were in Wyoming, the smaller in Utah last year in a really bad drought.
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Unread 01-30-2004, 04:17 PM
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I have measure two mulie bucks with big racks.
One was 18" and the other was 16" Top of back to bottom of chest.
The 18" was the last day of October in Idaho in the winter coat and he was very heavy bodied.
The 16" was the 15th day of September in Wyoming in the summer coat and he was a much smaller bodied deer.

I also have measure Idaho coyotes if anyone is interested. I hunt them a lot.
10" from top of back to bottom of chest on coyotes of appx. 30 to 35lbs. A few inches of that is hair. Their actual bodies are only about 6".
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Unread 01-31-2004, 02:51 AM
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Hey notoofar-- watchya using on those dogs-- rifle/scope/bullets? Any long-rangers with your equipment, and if so how far?
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Unread 01-31-2004, 10:36 AM
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Cow Elk
24" back to bottom of chest.
200 lb butcher scaled (skinned no head)
Utah, January deprecition hunt
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