Okay…my observation was he appeared healthy on the outside and not rutted out.Yes sorry 9 point. Merrimack county. Not a lot of fat. None of the guys I know that have locally shot deer are reporting hardly any fat on their deer.
We have some too. My wife used them last year for xmas. Had to chuckle when I saw a farm selling them for some amount I cant remember but way too much.Hmmm never heard of checkerberry.
I have some red berries on my property but always called them winterberry…people like to cut them for Christmas decoration
Take it all out front to back, it’s better for the carcassI watched the latest Mountain Deer video about proper care of a deer after the kill. I couldn’t help but notice the gut job or lack there of. I was always curious how they always seem to shoot deer that weigh up very very well. Is this typical? Not trying to downgrade them or anyone who might take this approach but I was raised to clean the deer out completely. This includes anus, genitals, inner fat, and all the mess around it. To be 100% honest, I thought their would be an issue if you were trying to get a patch without a fully dressed off deer. I might start taking this approach on future deer that are close. Certainly would be the difference between a low 190’s or 200+
Depends what you cut off/out. Balls maybe 1,5 pounds, not cleaning between the legs maybe 8oz depending on how much crap is in there. If you trimming all the fat out if there was any in there could be another 2 pounds. Maybe 4 pounds. All those bucks you listed were 200 lbers anyway unless you shot them on the first week. Of course the don't count for the "club" unfortunately.I was thinking same thing, but only because of how i was taught to dress a deer. So im not knocking anyone and how they do it. I know that the benoits do same thing. They keep as much on and in the animal as possible.
So my 196, 195, 193, and 190 might have all had different stories at the weigh station?
I agree, but 199 is 199 and 200+ is 200+. Trying to tag one and claiming a patch or a deer pool win or placement is flat out screwing the system. It's being dishonest no matter how we debate it. Clean it out, guts, touchhole , sack , heart and lungs then weigh it. Seems pretty simple, unless of course it's not about honesty.Yeah was just curious. Its just a # to me anyways. They are all trophies to me
RULESIt says clean dressed
What part of clean dressed means leave urine bladder balls and penis and rectum on ?