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Old 10-21-2008, 09:15 PM
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Default How much net meat can you expect?

I had a doe processed and got back less than I expected, 20 pounds. It was average in size, say 100 pounds, is 20 pounds net what I should get back?
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:31 PM
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the processer should have weighed it when you brought it in. a doe that weighed 100 lbs dressed is a huge doe in ga. if she weighed 100 lbs dressed out you should have gotten 35-50 lbs of meat. if she wasn't dressed out then 20-30 lbs would be about right.
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:34 PM
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biggdogg is right. i do my own and 20-30 lbs is about what i get from a 100lb undressed deer.
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:16 PM
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i was talking to my processor the other day and he said what he typically sees is about 25 lbs. on average.
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:28 AM
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This is a rough guideline i have always used. You should get 50% meat on bone from live weight. 25% deboned meat per live weight. This assumes no meat loss from a shot. So 20 pounds of deboned meat should be about right.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:42 AM
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I killed a 110 pound spike. Took it in peices to the meat shop. Kept the backstraps and tenderloins.
Got 33 pounds of deerburger (10% fat added) back.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:48 AM
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Our Thanks to DEER & DEERHUNTING Magazine for the use of this information.

Carcass weight = Field-dressed weight divided by 1.331

Ideal boneless venison weight = Carcass weight multiplied by .67

Realistic venison yield = Ideal boneless weight multiplied by .70

Let's say a hunter kills a mature buck, and it weighs 165 pounds field-dressed. Using the above equation, we estimate its carcass will weigh 124 pounds, and it will ideally yield 83.08 pounds of boneless meat. The deer's realistic meat yield is about 58.15 pounds.

Because waste can vary between deer, we suggest using the "realistic" figure as a gauge. In the above example, the buck's realistic meat yield would range form 58 to 68 pounds. A 10-pound difference doesn't seem like much when dealing with a large deer , but it's noticeable when the deer is a fawn or yearling.


I would have expected more like 30 pounds of meat.
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:25 AM
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If you want to really see how much meat is on a deer, process it yourself. You will be surprised at how much more meat you get.
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:11 AM
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Live Weight Field Dressed Edible Meat

71 53 31
77 59 34
82 64 36
90 70 39
98 74 42
102 80 45
110 87 50
118 91 54
126 99 57
135 104 61
146 115 66
157 126 71
169 135 74
182 144 80
195 156 88
210 170 94
228 182 103
244 198 110
267 214 120
290 233 130
310 251 139
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:47 AM
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I killed a hundred pound doe a few wks ago and got the backstraps and tenderloins plus 32 pounds of ground.
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:45 PM
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I killed the biggest doe we have ever shot off of our property earlier this week. She was 147lbs on the hoof. I expect to get 60-70lbs out of her when I get her back this weekend!!!
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Helpful chart----> http://www.alfredny.biz/sportsmen/Wh...ield-chart.htm
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