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What do you consider a descent sized doe? #2815717 12/07/11 12:13 AM
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I am fairly new to deer hunting and was wondering what do yall consider, weight wise, to be a descent sized doe?



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depends on the area of the country or state your in.



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depends on the area of the country or state your in.


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Field dressed, I consider a 80+ lb one as a good one.

Descent size would be around 70



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Depends on your area, but mine would be right at 100 lbs.


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Well this is the Texas Hunting Forum so I am talking about a Texas doe. West Texas.



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On my place here in east Texas, a "shooter" doe will weigh about 100 lbs on the hoof, but I have killed a few around 120#.

On my place in OK, I try to shoot does that weigh around 140-150 pounds.


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First I make sure they don't have a fawn dragging around then I try to simply get the largest one. Averages 100 pounds.



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My doe I shot this last week in Brown county went 117lbs live weight.



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125ish or I dont squeeze the trigger



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If there's no fawn and she's the big one in the field, she's going in the cooler. Last one was 118#


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any doe that doesn't have her spots or is nursing one that does is a decent sized doe...


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The doe I shot last weekend weighed 92lb on the hoof. Now I know what a 100ish looks like and I will squeeze the trigger.



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I hunt Hill Country, deer weights are low, especially this year. Our quality mature does will dress out around 65 to 70 lbs. Live weights would be around 85 lbs for a good doe.



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Originally Posted By: TxAg
I hunt Hill Country, deer weights are low, especially this year. Our quality mature does will dress out around 65 to 70 lbs. Live weights would be around 85 lbs for a good doe.


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our south texas does are weighing between 80-100lbs.

biggest i've ever seen dressed 107....so that would put it close to 130lbs on the hoof



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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
our south texas does are weighing between 80-100lbs.

biggest i've ever seen dressed 107....so that would put it close to 130lbs on the hoof


Sounds about right. Biggest I've seen dressed is 110 in South Texas. We don't typically weigh our Hill Country deer, but they are in the 60-70 pound range dressed.


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I haven't ever got one to stand on a scale long enough....but here's what I think one looks like.... up

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Depends alot on location and herd pop. Does are around here are usualy around 110-125 live weight river land seems to make a big difference in east texas..usualy has larger deer..these are some off the trinity and navasota river bottoms..but as far as harvesting them..a doe is a doe anything thats not a fawn is a shooter



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To me the smaller the better the it is. I'm more about taste than quanity.


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80+ on the hoof is good enough for me. If it's too small I can kill another.


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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
our south texas does are weighing between 80-100lbs.

biggest i've ever seen dressed 107....so that would put it close to 130lbs on the hoof


23 lbs is awfully heavy for guts. Are you shooting pregnant does? Just kidding. I try not to field dress any deer. I skin and process without doing it unless I plan to hang one. We like to weigh all our deer and my brother insists on dressed weight. When he does I record live and dressed. Heaviest gut pile I have weighed to date was 20 lbs out of a mature buck. My son shot a young spike a couple of weeks ago that was 68 live and 56 dressed. Our decent does (65 - 70 lbers) usually have about 14 lbs of guts.



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our south texas does are weighing between 80-100lbs.

biggest i've ever seen dressed 107....so that would put it close to 130lbs on the hoof


23 lbs is awfully heavy for guts. Are you shooting pregnant does? Just kidding. I try not to field dress any deer. I skin and process without doing it unless I plan to hang one. We like to weigh all our deer and my brother insists on dressed weight. When he does I record live and dressed. Heaviest gut pile I have weighed to date was 20 lbs out of a mature buck. My son shot a young spike a couple of weeks ago that was 68 live and 56 dressed. Our decent does (65 - 70 lbers) usually have about 14 lbs of guts.


Well if you have a 65 pound doe with 14 pounds of guts, then wouldn't you expect a 130 pound doe to have 28 pounds of guts? nidea


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The biggest doe of the group is usually the decent one.

Just kidding.
I look for the ones without fawns, or the one that keeps busting me out in the stand. Sorry, but those matriarch does that figure me out have got to go no matter what.


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In a normal year our does out West run about 100 pounds on the hoof. This year, maybe 75.


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