Me and my eldest son "Buddy" having a debate

willy13

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you guys answer the debate..i'm not saying what we think..


How much does a live weight buck of 250lbs ...whats he weigh fully dressed..no heart, lungs, liver or guts...GO!!!
 

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Live weight of 250!! LOL
I'm from Southern Vermont, you might as well have asked what a Cape Buffalo with a live weight of 2400 lbs would weigh dressed.
Lets start with a live weight I'm familiar with, lets say 140ish.
 

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you guys are killing us.....I'm trusting you...is 220 or 200.....
No way it is 220. A full paunch would weigh nearly 25 -30lbs with the intestines, add 15 lbs for heart, liver, lungs, balls, and blood and you are down to 205 or there abouts.
 

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you guys are killing us.....I'm trusting you...is 220 or 200.....
I think it is very close to 200lbs. Years ago we weighed the heart, lungs and liver of a deer that was supposedly dressed out and the deer went from 216 to 195 lbs. That was 21 lbs. The stomach and intestines had to weigh another 20 lbs or so along with a lot of blood.
 

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A 50 lbs gut pile would be pretty heavy... I think it would be more of a struggle if we were dealing with that much weight gutting. Going with 220 lbs.
 

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Roy, your killing me. How to determine the Pre-Rut Weight of a Mature Buck heavy with seed. There must be a formula. I'm sticking with 204 Lbs Seedless.
 

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I just looked at about half a dozen formulas. All but one says to multiply by 78 percent. So .78 time 250.
What interesting about the formula theory is the overall weight has variability. Do the guts have that same variance? My guess is a 200 lbs live weight deer's guts would weigh approximately the same weight as a 250 lbs live weight deer. Thinking a pre-rut / post-rut buck would have the same guts weight.
 




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