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Question for those who weigh their deer #7374688 12/12/18 05:45 PM
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A game scale can be a good thing to have in camp for several reasons starting with a way to settle friendly debates. I picked one up after one of my buddies took two different deer to the processor (at two different times) and was told both deer had the same exact amount of meat on them after deboning. The same guy cleaned both deer and swears one was significantly larger than the other.

Anyway, my question is, do you leave your scale in place while cleaning your deer or remove it? It takes a few more minutes to lower the deer to remove the scale but it would seem you might damage the scale otherwise.

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Re: Question for those who weigh their deer [Re: Texas Dan] #7374823 12/12/18 08:04 PM
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We don't clean them hanging from the scales.


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Re: Question for those who weigh their deer [Re: Texas Dan] #7374835 12/12/18 08:16 PM
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We weight the deer whole as they fell to get a on the hoof weight and then take them down gut them on the ground how we were taught to and weigh them dressed (just gutted with hide head and feet still on). After the dressed weight we take the scale off and process the rest of the way.

We weight every deer, buck, does, spike etc. that we shoot and record in our book. Some friends of mine shoot a buck every year that "dresses" 120 lbs. I hunted the same property he does for the preceding 20 years I can guarantee you one thing none of his dress 120 lbs and I know he hasn't weighted them.


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Re: Question for those who weigh their deer [Re: Texas Dan] #7374913 12/12/18 09:11 PM
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Clean off of the scale.

Re: Question for those who weigh their deer [Re: Texas Dan] #7374916 12/12/18 09:12 PM
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I would always remove the scale.


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Re: Question for those who weigh their deer [Re: Texas Dan] #7374930 12/12/18 09:23 PM
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We leave on scale, we donít gut.


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I weigh and then remove scale to skin and quarter.

Re: Question for those who weigh their deer [Re: Texas Dan] #7374943 12/12/18 09:35 PM
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Weigh and then remove the scale.

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Thanks again for all the replies.


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I just started weighing, but the several I have done I gutted and processed with the scale on.

Re: Question for those who weigh their deer [Re: Texas Dan] #7375235 12/13/18 01:29 AM
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We weigh then take off scale.

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Scale stays on to weigh "gross" weight and field dressed weight. Into the cooler until time to take to processor.

Re: Question for those who weigh their deer [Re: Texas Dan] #7375388 12/13/18 03:27 AM
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I gut in the field and weigh for dressed weight at the barn. I then lower deer and take the scale off to skin(if I am skinning the deer to process for myself or have mounted)



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We weigh whole, then remove scale before gutting, etc


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