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Old 09-23-2010, 03:43 PM
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How many times have you heard hunters say they shot a 200 lb buck and the pictures they post show what you know to be a live weight of 150 at best. Until we started using a scale in PA we had always assumed that we were hanging 130 lb field dressed bucks. Guess what? We've never hung a 130 lb buck! If we happen to shoot a 3.5 year old he might make 120 lb hanging weight. All we were doing was guesstimating and doing what a lot of hunters do over estimating. 200 lbs is a big deer. The only time I've come close was a N Ohio doe that field dressed 165, she would have been close but most likely below the magic 200.
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Old 09-23-2010, 03:58 PM
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So true hm!! The biggest buck i have ever seen (on scales) weighed in at 248lb dressed!!it was a cow!!!so over estemating weight is a very easy thing to do!!i have done it myself!!
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:24 PM
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I killed my biggest buck two years ago (a nice 8pt) and after dragging it up and down revenes a quarter mile (because very little room for an atv), i felt like I had a monster, but i would bet he only weighed in the low 100's dressed (like real low 100's)
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:43 PM
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He tipped 185 dressed (rack weighed 10+lbs) Current Ks state record NT

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Old 09-23-2010, 06:23 PM
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Thats exactly what I mean what a giant looking buck! Cut him in half and you have a PA buck. Very nice. When was he taken?
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:53 PM
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I saw a scale in a magazine this morning.. I need one

Nice buck burly you need to telll us the story
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:32 PM
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NT?? Don't understand, unless I've worked too long today.

Ahhh Non Typical. Duh, been a long day. Nice buck. Yea lets hear the story......
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:35 PM
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Thats exactly what I mean what a giant looking buck! Cut him in half and you have a PA buck. Very nice. When was he taken?
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I saw a scale in a magazine this morning.. I need one

Nice buck burly you need to telll us the story
Will do next week. Am waiting on this story to run again Sunday on the Outdoor Channel , then I'll post some more pics and fill in the story for those who don't see it on TV;

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My Deer story on TV this week
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:44 AM
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I wouldn't cut that buck in half if it's from 1987... the meat may just be a little bad.... :)
I once shot a doe that decided she'd jump a creek before dying. Well I really would've liked her to stay on my side of the creek, b/c I didn't want to cross it b/c of the steepness of the bank on the other side. After pulling that doe up that bank and up that hill I could've sworn that lady weighed 500 pounds!!!!!! My goodness, talk about a workout. Bet she only weighed 100lbs!
Thing to remember, dead weight always seems like it weighs more.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:36 AM
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all vermont deer harvests have to be weighed in (on scales) at game check in stations.
Vermont does a really good job at keeping data on all game harvests including dressed weights.
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