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Mule deer back to chest measurement?

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Unread 10-30-2003, 10:23 AM
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Mule deer back to chest measurement?

I know this has been asked before but I've forgotten the measurement. On a mature mule deer buck how far is it from the top of his back to his chest on the average?
Thanks, in advance.
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    Unread 10-30-2003, 10:32 AM
     
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    Re: Mule deer back to chest measurement?

    What about whitetail deer?
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    Unread 10-30-2003, 05:43 PM
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    Re: Mule deer back to chest measurement?

    Off the top of my head I want to say 19" for whitetails, and 23" for mulies.

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    Unread 10-31-2003, 09:25 AM
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    Re: Mule deer back to chest measurement?

    I go by 18"-20" for whitetail and
    20"-24" for Mulies
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    Unread 10-31-2003, 11:31 AM
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    Re: Mule deer back to chest measurement?

    I would second what Wyo says for Mulies. Will try to remember to measure and post after this weekend.
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    Unread 10-31-2003, 11:35 AM
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    Re: Mule deer back to chest measurement?

    Troy, I saw your request and was waiting for some of the guys to mention that we started a list some time ago, it is in the archives. Here are some of my numbers:

    Location Mule Deer Whitetail
    Back line to belly line 22-24+ 20-22
    Ground to top of shoulders 45 42
    Ear width 18-22 17-18
    Nose to tail 95-97 93-95
    Body Width (head-on) 15+ 12-14

    Walking speed 3-5
    Trotting speed 20
    Galloping speed 35

    (I sent this to Troy, thought some of the other guys might find it intersting)
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    Unread 11-04-2003, 07:38 PM
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    Re: Mule deer back to chest measurement?

    whats the measurements on Elk?
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