Re: Critter measurements
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].