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Question by IanS. Uploaded on November 25, 2009
Not nearly as much as you think, although a lot depends on how much you trim away for hamburger, bologna, etc. vs. if you only keep steaks, roasts, and stew meat like I do until I get set up to process the rest. But maybe the ballpark of 30lbs?
Although I didn't catch the "big doe" part right away, could be different, but probably not much compared to the modest bucks I'm used to.
I just shot a big doe with my bow. I got 45 pounds of brats and 25 pounds of jerky but they add pork to the brats so i'd sat about 45-50 pounds.
were do you live at?
A fair rule of thumb is that you will get about 40% of the live weight of a deer if carefully deboned so as not to have excessive waste. So, about 45-60 pounds from an average "large" doe.
Less if you blow up a shoulder or ham with your high velocity, light-for-caliber, flimsily constructed, soft points moving at the speed of heat.
about 50 pounds.
Another rule of thumb is 50% of the field-dressed weight, making no allowance for tissue destroyed in the process of killing the animal.
I agree with Christian Emter
I took a doe at around 130 lbs, after processing the meat i came out of it with about 55 lbs. So about 40% of your field weight of the animal, Good luck and good hunting.
Here in WV a rule of thumb is about 30 pounds for an adult doe or average young buck.
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