View Full Version : Deer Weight

11-06-2006, 07:37 PM
Is there any consistant coralation between a bucks weight and his age (between 3 1/2 and 4 1/2 year olds) or does it depend on the buck. Talking about 2 deer shot within a mile of each other so no radical diet changes.

11-06-2006, 08:09 PM
I suspect it varies just as much as people vary from one person to another. I have noticed that woods deer have more back fat and fat inside the abdomen than farm deer. The farm deer tend to weigh just a bit more and perhaps be a bit longer. These are about 60 miles apart as the crow flies.

11-06-2006, 09:19 PM
In NJ its pretty consistent in the bucks we've shot. You get some freaks here and there but every 3.5 we've shot has been 140-150. I shot one, didnt age him, that dressed out at 190.
Thats a big deer for jersey. But i'd guess he was 3.5, maybe older. Should have aged him. Pretty consistent in NJ though. All of our 1.5s range from 100-115, 2.5 usually 115-130.