How big are the deer in your area?


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Ben Shepherd
October 5, 2009, 02:05 PM
Out here, an adult mulie buck can push 300 pounds. And usually you're only allowed 1 deer if you draw out.

What about the deer where you live? How big, and how many can you take?

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ArmedBear
October 5, 2009, 02:06 PM
There aren't any deer in Idaho, but if there were any, they'd be small. There's no habitat for them, really.

Ben Shepherd
October 5, 2009, 02:16 PM
AB- Then why did I see a big 4 point Mulie that went an easy 24" standing on a guys front lawn in Riggins as I drove through a couple years back?:D;)

ArmedBear
October 5, 2009, 02:26 PM
Then why did I see a big 4 point Mulie that went an easy 24" standing on a guys front lawn in Riggins

They come over from Oregon, a few miles West, in February, and go back in August.

BamaBob
October 5, 2009, 02:37 PM
The largest buck taken on my place was a 10 point that weighed 250 lbs that scored in the 150s. of course it was taked by someones brother in law. The largest I have taken was a 210 lbs 9 point that scored 125. My place is in Greene County Alabama near Aliceville and Eutaw.

BamaBob
October 5, 2009, 02:55 PM
Alabama has a new law that allows for only 3 bucks per season. this has upset some but for me if i get one buck in a year im doing great. I do practice "let em go so he can grow" religiously. Deer in Alabama are extreamly abundant but vary in size from area to area. in Mobile and south Alabama the deer tend to be smaller like what you would find in Florida.The bucks i mentioned were taken 6 years ago and we have had some that size since then but these are our largest. The smaller bucks are in the 150 + range. Does are taken at higer rates for many reasons. In my case we have "doe tags" and suggestions from biologist to take +/-20 does a year on 3,000 acers.

schlockinz
October 5, 2009, 03:12 PM
Does up to 120s

Bucks up to 200

All dressed weights.

surjimmy
October 5, 2009, 03:13 PM
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa250/surjimmy/IMG_0674.jpg

The one one the left was taken by my 11 year old son last year, his first time out. It was up in Jet NW Oklahoma by Kansas, 260lbs on the hoof 200 field dressed. The one on the right was shot by me in Seminole SE Oklahoma 2006 it field dressed at 112lbs. Out of the 3 seasons bow, black powder, and rifle we are allowed 2 bucks total and I think 6 does(2 per season) I could be wrong on the does.

Arkansas Paul
October 5, 2009, 04:04 PM
In most zones, 4 deer. No more than two bucks, no more than two does.
Bucks - apprx 200
Does - apprx 100-130

bang_bang
October 5, 2009, 04:30 PM
It not uncommon for bucks to get over 200 pounds dressed...and a few does in the 150+ class either. I've taken 3 bucks over 200 pounds dressed, one was a 12, one was an 8, the other was actually a spike! Does can get extremely large...have shot a few that went close to the 200 mark.

Bag limit is 6 deer per year, with bonus tags for slick-heads. So you can actually bag as many as you want, but only 2-3 can be bucks.

3-4 is usually all I want to mess with...

ChefJeff1
October 5, 2009, 04:42 PM
Armed, what are you talking about? they just hide from you cause you're a sniper. I don't know how big the does are by me but not very big. I can get it in my truck by myself and I only shot 1 buck so far.

Rembrandt
October 5, 2009, 05:04 PM
Using a girth measurement chart we'll see live weight mature bucks run 300-400 lbs....biggest I've taken came in around 340 lbs. (Iowa GMO corn & bean fed) Have seen a couple of older doe's that would push close to that 300lb mark. On average most of the younger deer are 200+ ballpark.

Big ones tend to run like a steer and kinda pour themselves over a fence.

Depending if you're a land owner or not the number taken can vary, I've got tags for five this year.

ArmedBear
October 5, 2009, 05:05 PM
The deer in Riggins just come by to eat the salmon.:D

Seriously, I've slept in Riggins once, and hiked around there. Saw a few deer outside town, and one right between our hotel room and the river. It wasn't hunting season, though.:)

Arkel23
October 5, 2009, 05:23 PM
50-110lb doe
90-165lb bucks. I may be wrong about the does. You get over 200 lbs where the big bucks are.

wyohome
October 5, 2009, 05:31 PM
I didn't weigh this one from last year, but would guess 250.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y156/Deaver/IMGP0147.jpg

jimmyraythomason
October 5, 2009, 05:46 PM
Pretty much the same as BamaBob's area.

wyohome
October 5, 2009, 05:46 PM
This one (the same day), was only about 150

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y156/Deaver/IMGP0142.jpg

MCgunner
October 5, 2009, 08:29 PM
Mulies ain't whitetail, btw. But, the guys up in Illinois, Iowa, and such seem to think their whitetail are bigger than mulies. I know down here, we call 'em jackalopes. I've never seen a doe taken around here that went 100 lbs on the hoof. Bucks, a big one, is 150 on the hoof. I've taken ONE that big and the racks, well, they aren't managed and they don't get good nutrition, let's just put it that way. LOL But, hell, they still taste good.

Ours is a 5 deer county, 3 bucks, two does.

jim in Anchorage
October 5, 2009, 08:48 PM
Using a girth measurement chart we'll see live weight mature bucks run 300-400 lbs....biggest I've taken came in around 340 lbs. (Iowa GMO corn & bean fed) Have seen a couple of older doe's that would push close to that 300lb mark. On average most of the younger deer are 200+ ballpark.

Big ones tend to run like a steer and kinda pour themselves over a fence.

Depending if you're a land owner or not the number taken can vary, I've got tags for five this year
Sounds like my dating experiences.

dogrunner
October 5, 2009, 09:29 PM
On average I'd guess that 120 to 140 is about the run of the mill for central Florida bucks...........doe's of course run lighter. A really good buck in the Ocala area will run to 160.

Limits two per day.

gbran
October 5, 2009, 10:18 PM
Here in central CA, we brag about 150 pounders.

Speedo66
October 6, 2009, 08:49 AM
Southern NYS a nice sized whitetail would be in the 125lb range dressed.

jbkebert
October 7, 2009, 11:37 AM
Here in NE Kansas we do have some large deer. The one my son shot a couple weeks ago according to my Cabelas big game scale weighed 324# on the hoof. I am still thinking that number is high. I would of beleived 280 without much problem but the number I got is high in my opinion. The buck was fatter than fat he really let himself go but anyway. I would say average of 240 for bucks and 160-180 for a fat doe in this general area. My brothers and I own another small farm 80 acreas in Nemaha county and the deer are smaller around it. Nothing but brome hay and praire grass for them to eat. The land our house sits on has right around it. 100+ acreas or corn, 60+ acres of soybeans, and 60+ acreas of milo. In addition to the 7 acre food plot I put in that consist of red clover, white clover, alfalfa, chickory, turnip, and a few rows of corn. We also plant winter wheat so the deer eat well around here.
http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww241/jbkebert/keigansdeer2023.jpg
http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww241/jbkebert/keigansdeer006.jpg

huntsman
October 7, 2009, 02:22 PM
Iowa GMO corn & bean fed

they growing any extra parts yet?

Specialized
October 7, 2009, 04:02 PM
Jim in Anchorage -- you owe me a new keyboard. I just spit Diet Coke all over mine. Had to change it out, I don't think it's coming back... :p

I hunt Illinois and far NE Wisconsin, where I have some land. The biggest bodied deer I've seen with my own eyes, though, was taken around Rice Lake, WI, and weighed 309 lbs. -- already field-dressed. It was a beast, with a rather stubby 10-point rack. The kid that shot it was 15 years old, and it was his first deer. He may get bigger racks in his life, but he'll be hard-pressed to find a bigger body, I'm guessing.

The biggest one I've shot weighed 255 lbs field dressed, and was a 4 1/2 year old, based on the teeth. That one came from just outside Nebo, IL, in Pike County. Neck, chest, and shoulders looked like Mark McGuire during his Unauthorized Substance days. Still looking for his buddies out there...

That said, most of the deer up there are smaller, around 160-220 for bucks and 120-170 for does.

MichiganShootist
October 7, 2009, 04:31 PM
I live in the central section of the lower pennusula of Michigan. It is NOT a farming area but we have a Ton-O-Deer and many grow to considerable size.
Even with a low population (of people) our county leads the state in deer car accidents.... riding a motorcycle on most roads after dark is a death sentence.

A monster buck around here would carry a live weight of 250 - 300.

My largest was a 140 class 9 point that weighed 221 pounds field dressed. He's the fourth ranked bow deer of all time comming from this county.

proplinker
October 10, 2009, 11:28 PM
My son shot a 8pt last year that dressed out at 221lbs. it was about avrage weight but the rack was'nt much. We are farming county, and have large deer but you have to find 10pt or larger to get real nice racks. By the way tonite I saw a doe nursing 3 fawns 75 yards from my nephwes truck, he was back in the woods sitting in his tree stand.....thats why it's hunting

Rembrandt
October 13, 2009, 09:48 PM
Another Iowa corn fed buck.....this one scored around 190

http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=653016&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1255400692
http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=653017&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1255400705
http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=653018&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1255400712

JohnBT
October 14, 2009, 07:49 AM
I don't know, about this big.

http://www.dominionoutdoors.com/images/store.jpg

Dominion Outdoors in Fishersville, Virginia

I don't think they got these around here.

http://shop.1asecure.com/dominionoutdoors/webpageimages/tony%20new%20store.JPG

Tim the student
October 15, 2009, 09:13 AM
Biggest deer I have seen in Iowa dressed out at about 250. I have friends that claim to have shot bigger, but I haven't laid eyes on them though.

Have seen does get dressed out to about 180 or so.

content
October 15, 2009, 10:52 AM
Hello friends and neighbors // The one I got last evening was 125 lbs. a good size doe for Lancaster county S.C.

Out of 5 doe in group she was the largest.

wankerjake
October 15, 2009, 06:57 PM
Here in southern AZ we have a sub-species of whitetail called Coue's whitetails. They are small little buggers. A 100lb buck would be a whopper. They're fun to hunt, hopefully next weekend I can connect on one. School has kept me pretty busy, I hope there are still some deer in the same area they were at last year. We can shoot one deer per calender year in AZ and are on a lottery system, except for archery. But if you get drawn for a rifle hunt and buy an archery tag you can only fill one. We also have mule deer in AZ.

Here's a link in case anyone is interested:
http://www.coueswhitetail.com/coues_biology/coues_biology.htm

Friendly, Don't Fire!
October 15, 2009, 07:00 PM
Big enough to give plenty of meat, yet small enough that I hope my M4 5.56 with 62g Barnes Triple Shock bullets, loaded for accuracy, will drop one.

Nathanael_Greene
October 15, 2009, 10:23 PM
Here in Texas, deer tend toward the small; some call them "doggie deer," and not without good reason.

Saw this cute little guy the other day...

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