Game Measurements

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by GRainwater, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. GRainwater

    GRainwater Member

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    The following data expands on the question regarding mule deer measurements. It comes from a number of different sources and includes some guess work.
    Brisket & height in ft.Avg. Big Avg-ft Big-ft.
    Pronghorn 15 16 2.5 3.5
    S. Whitetail 16 18 3.2 3.5
    N. Whitetail 18 20 3.5 4
    Muledeer 18 20 4 6
    Caribou 21 24 3.5 4.6
    Bull Elk 28 32 5 5.5
    Moose (Alaskan) 40 45 7 7.7
    Moose (Shiras) 35 38
    Moose (Canadian) 40 45
    Springbuck 12
    Impala 16
    Gemsbuck 22
    Blue Wildebeest 25
    Kudu 26
    Eland 38
     
  2. flopduster

    flopduster Well-Known Member

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    for southern deer I use 32"length(sternum to rump) for average does(100-110lbs) and 36" for average buck(150-175lbs). I measured 8-10 does and 4-5 bucks to get these numbers. My mil-dot ranging chart is based on these numbers(incidentaly, these numbers are exactly double the brisket to back measurments so it is easy to divide the yardage in half if i have to use the body depth to range instead of body length.
     

  3. skidlyman

    skidlyman Well-Known Member

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    hmmmm Mule deer 4' to 6' high at the shoulders ....... 6 ft! i'd never seen a mule deer THAT tall, LOL anyone else want to add some guesses. I'm really concerned with ranging Elk. any help would be GREATLY appreciated

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  4. skidlyman

    skidlyman Well-Known Member

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    anyone else going to ad anything here
    help me out please