Mule deer back to chest measurement?

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  1. Big Sky

    Big Sky <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    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.
     
  2. Guest

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    What about whitetail deer?
     

  3. MontanaMarine

    MontanaMarine Well-Known Member

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

    MM
     
  4. *WyoWhisper*

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    I go by 18"-20" for whitetail and
    20"-24" for Mulies
     
  5. QuietHunter

    QuietHunter Well-Known Member

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    I would second what Wyo says for Mulies. Will try to remember to measure and post after this weekend.
     
  6. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    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)
     
  7. skidlyman

    skidlyman Well-Known Member

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    whats the measurements on Elk?
     
  8. Jay Kyle

    Jay Kyle Well-Known Member

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    This information would be perfect for a LRH FAQ on this board.

    AB
     
  9. *WyoWhisper*

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    AB,

    I agree....

    Hey Len.. what ya think.. a FAQ section???
     
  10. Len Backus

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    I'll look into it after my hunting seasons are over. Leaving for Montana Saturday, then homestate whitetail starts, then Colorado on December 4. Whew...tough job!
     
  11. skidlyman

    skidlyman Well-Known Member

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    how about it, anyone with Elk size measurements, so I can do some accurate yardage ranging

    thanks
     
  12. Ian M

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    Here are some numbers that I dug up. Have never mil-ranged an elk so cannot tell you how good they are.

    SPECIES - ELK (BULL)
    HEIGHTS
    Ground to Bottom of Chest 36"
    Ground to Top of Shoulders 60"
    Backline to Brisket 30"
    LENGTHS
    Tail to Nose (Over-all Length) 65"