This medium sized 8 i took last year near the brenham tx area, was just under 130lbs live weight,
before we gutted him, after saving straps, tenders, i got almost 43 lbs of boned out meat we took
to sausage market there in brenham! Now usually i pull one or 2 big roast off that main ham bone,
then the rest into sausage. Thats up to you, he was a full deer.
We saved all the junk trimmings, fat pockets you find on deer, and heart, lungs, all for catfish
bait. It keeps well if you seal the packs up from air if you use a plastic bag sealer types for food storage.
"Walk softly and carry a big stick!"