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Don Jahner
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« on: August 11, 2007, 02:05:36 PM »

I was just looking at a post by Bill Yox of a penned buck with a nice rack and a tiny body, got me wondering about the size difference of white tail in different states, here in southeast michigan we get some real monsters, im talking body weight but we also get some great racks too. how's your state.
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2007, 02:19:17 PM »

hil country,texas avg trophy buck 120# 120b&c
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2007, 04:00:43 PM »

A mature deer in my area will go 200-300lbs., rack sizes between 140 to 165 are fairly abundant. I shot one with my bow last year that has 21 points and scores right at 180. It was a small bodied deer, maybe 200 lbs. and only 15" inside spread. I live in the Missouri river valley in central South Dakota.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2007, 04:28:51 PM »

In Delaware the "average" year and a half old buck will be 8 pt. weighing about 150 pounds .  Our mature deer will score in the 140's and field dress at around 200 pounds.
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2007, 07:58:48 PM »

I live in the south Carolina low country  near Savannah Ga. most deer live weight are 120 - 210 lbs for a 6 - 10 pt 2 to 4yr old deer average spread is from 12" to 20" last year my friend shot a 19" 9 pt that weighed 309 lbs 4 1/2 year old buck.
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2007, 09:26:34 PM »

South Texas 160-180lbs  Central Texas/hill country 120-140lbs
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2007, 10:04:05 PM »

mature 4 1/2 yr olds here can hit 200 but typically are 160 to 180 lbs, rack size varys alot, due to food scources and nutrition but we get 120 to 140 inch deer regularly and several 140 to 160 deer, after that your doin something to get a bigger one around here.
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2007, 11:12:04 PM »

In the pines of South Jersey I have seen 10 point bucks that only weighed 90lbs. and that is a 3.5 year old to 4.5 year old!
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2007, 11:21:01 PM »

In Ohio, it will vary in body weight depending on the area and food source. Where I am located a mature buck will weigh 175-300 lb. I shot the biggest buck of my bowhunting career that scored 208" non-typical, but due to the rut, he was lucky to weigh 180 lb. There are alot of crops where I am, and they will pack in on early, I have shot does in the 150 lb range.
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2007, 01:48:58 AM »

I'm in kansas and we have both mule deer and whitetails but size wise they are about the same and decent mature mule deer can easily weigh over 250 during the rut and the whitetail start at about 200 lbs.  my grandpa shot a huge muley a couple of years ago and live he weighted 331 lbs.  but he scored over 180 typical.  The two big whitetails I got both scored over 150 and the bigger scored 163 typical and was an eight point.  But in kansas, the bodies and racks ar big, we have an excellent quality deer herd.
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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2007, 02:04:51 AM »

the average 1-1/2 year old buck in Mich is 7" x 16" at the ears.
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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2007, 09:42:08 AM »

Sounding off from Utah. We have Mule deer, and most the hunters around here wont them grow up. They will shoot them a 2x2, or spike, or the first buck they see. (we have 10 days to hunt here) But I have seen some good ones! A yearling buck will go about 75-95 pounds field dressed. But a mature Muley at 8 years old, will go 200 pounds field dressed.
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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2007, 09:52:51 AM »

Here in SE Montana a 7 1/2x22 form will fit many average mature whitetails (3 1/2-4 1/2year old deer) I've had a fair number of WT's go over 8" in the face and 24-25" neck. For mule deer, the same size is pretty much average early. During full rut though, the necks can get massive. Even on 3 1/2 yr. old deer. Did one yesterday 8x26. One in 100 that I do go that big. Very few people give a rip about the weight of a deer around here. No one weighs deer. But I suppose average mature is 200 lbs. dressed.  We shoot 'em for the horns!
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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2007, 11:53:49 AM »

Here in Iowa, there are not many deer.  The ones we do have are skinny and scrawny, with spindly antlers that are rarely of BC quality.  Top weights on mature bucks are in the 120-135lb. range, with antlers topping out near 125".  Other midwest states are much better, like Kansas, Illinois, Wisconsin, etc.  We have the feed, but the genetics are poor.  You could hunt a lifetime here, and never see a 140" deer.  What you see on TV about Iowa is just a hoax.  If you are looking to hunt deer in the midwest for trophy quality deer, Iowa should be your last choice.   ;)
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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2007, 11:59:51 AM »

A 7 1/4 by 18 inch form fits most of the deer I mount here in michigan. At least 75%
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