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Discussion in 'Hunting & Fishing' started by Personofinterest, Nov 9, 2018 at 6:26 PM.

  1. Personofinterest

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    what can one expect for an average yield on an Oklahoma deer. Let’s assume a doe at 2 to 3 years old and using front shoulders, rear quarters, back strap and neck with 0 blood shot or close to it. Thanks
     
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    I see the rule of 40% of the live weight used pretty often, I'm not sure how accurate that is. We pretty much grind everything and put into 2lb packages, but I don't thing we've ever counted packages.
     
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    What is the dressed weight on average?
     
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    I do not have a clue but I seriously need someone to give me about 2 lbs of good ground venison. :P :P :P

    A bacon, cheeseburger, venison, meatloaf.

    Deer meatloaf.jpg
     
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    I'd call it 100 pounds field dressed on average. Probably get about 35-40 pounds of meat. Hide and bones weigh more than you think they would. You also may have to figure for ruined meat from the shot if it's rifle. Fat deer dress out heavier, but yields are low due to fat thickness on the meat. There are tons of variables.
     
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    I usually average about 40lbs of meat on a mature doe.

    Edit: in central oklahoma
     
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    It depends on what you consider to be an average doe. I think I read one time that the average in Oklahoma is right at 90 lbs.
    A mature doe in the SE may only weigh 60 lbs, while mature does in the NW can reach 140 lbs. I hunted a DMAP in NW Ok for over 10 years. We had one doe weigh 146 lbs on certified scales. Most mature does in that area ran in the 115 to 125 lb range.
    They live on beans, corn, milo, alfalfa year around. They get great nutrition.
     
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    I have to go to Best Buy at Quail either Sunday evening or Monday evening after work. If you wanted to meet me, I’ll gladly share a few pounds with you.
     
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    Really depends on the part of the state. Like Dennis mentioned, bigger up here, smaller in the SE. Not sure when the last time we shot a doe that was under 110lbs, and the last several bucks that me or the kids shot were between 200-230lbs dressed. 140lb buck in NE was something to talk about when I was growing up in NE Oklahoma. Folks didn't hold out for 4.5yo or 5.5yo deer back then either.
     
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    If going Sunday let me know. Monday I probably can not make it. Thanks a ton.
     

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