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#6621180 - 01/07/17 12:56 PM Mills County Deer Weights
Txhunter65 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 02/13/15
Posts: 559
Loc: Waxahachie, TX
Anyone weighing their deer. Just curious what they're seeing for average weights of does, bucks, and fawns in and around Mills County.

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#6621187 - 01/07/17 01:00 PM Re: Mills County Deer Weights [Re: Txhunter65]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 7123
Loc: Lubbock, TX
We weighed 6 does from an MLD hunt, 53, 55, 57, 63, 64, and 69. That's post-gutting
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#6621353 - 01/07/17 03:22 PM Re: Mills County Deer Weights [Re: Txhunter65]
jmh004 Offline
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Registered: 10/01/14
Posts: 412
We didn't weigh ours, but I would say they were of average weight. They didn't look skinny or anything like that.

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#6621383 - 01/07/17 03:45 PM Re: Mills County Deer Weights [Re: Txhunter65]
MoTex Offline
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Registered: 09/11/12
Posts: 353
Loc: Allen Texas
I am in sothwest Hamilton co and our does weighed 62-82 field dressed.

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#6621844 - 01/07/17 08:54 PM Re: Mills County Deer Weights [Re: Txhunter65]
ctonsmitty Offline
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Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 283
Dressed weights

1 1/2 year old doe will weigh about 52-55 lbs
2 1/2 year old doe will weigh 62-65 lbs
3 1/2+ will weigh 66-74 lbs
anything over 74 lbs is a LARGE doe

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#6622177 - 01/08/17 09:20 AM Re: Mills County Deer Weights [Re: Txhunter65]
KG68 Offline
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Registered: 10/14/09
Posts: 6237
Loc: Goldthwaite,Tx
I watched three bucks weighed on our place this season and all were between 140 and 145. This was before they were field dressed. Two were during the rut and one afterwards.

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#6623161 - 01/08/17 08:42 PM Re: Mills County Deer Weights [Re: Txhunter65]
Wilderness Rob Offline
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Registered: 07/28/13
Posts: 123
The 2 doe I shot in mills were 120 lbs and 110 live weight. What kind of weight were you guys getting on bucks?

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#6623980 - 01/09/17 12:15 PM Re: Mills County Deer Weights [Re: Txhunter65]
Topher5999 Offline
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Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 575
Loc: West, TX
Comanche county right next door our does run 120lb avg mature had one weigh in the 135lb range last year. Our mature bucks run 150-170lbs did have one buck in 6 years weigh in at 140lbs why not sure. The 6.5 I killed last year weighed 173lbs. Of course all weight are not dressed. NW part of county.


Edited by Topher5999 (01/09/17 12:15 PM)

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#6624064 - 01/09/17 01:00 PM Re: Mills County Deer Weights [Re: Txhunter65]
tbgascorer Offline
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Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 119
I've kept records of every deer harvested and dressed weight for the past 10 years. Average doe is 60lbs. Only a few fawns to record but 40lbs. Bucks, all combined and nothing younger than 3.5, 100lbs. dressed. Earlier in the year, the heavier because of summer forage fat and acorn mast fat. Our bucks lose a lot of weight during the rut because of the unbalanced doe numbers. Post mature buck we killed this Thanksgiving weighed 80lbs. dressed.

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#6624079 - 01/09/17 01:11 PM Re: Mills County Deer Weights [Re: Txhunter65]
titan2232 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 3272
Loc: Conroe, TX
Anyone have any before and after weight averages in regards to supplementing protein?
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#6624418 - 01/09/17 04:35 PM Re: Mills County Deer Weights [Re: titan2232]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 7123
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: titan2232
Anyone have any before and after weight averages in regards to supplementing protein?


Not on protein, but my friend who went MLD saw their (harvested) does gain an avg of 10lbs and bucks 15lbs after two years of following the biologist's harvest guidelines. Removing mouths really paid off for them. Having seen protein-fed deer from my side of the county, I would say 15-20lbs is probably accurate on mature bucks.
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#6625591 - 01/10/17 08:56 AM Re: Mills County Deer Weights [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
tbgascorer Offline
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Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 119
That is what I have seen. Also, other environmental issues play into that as well, rainfall that year, mast production, herd composition, etc.

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#6648301 - 01/25/17 11:45 AM Re: Mills County Deer Weights [Re: Txhunter65]
txlongshot Offline
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Registered: 07/18/10
Posts: 126
Loc: Austin Texas
2 this year 79 and 84 but they were older

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