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Re: Chewuch Quality Deer
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2020, 11:59:34 AM »
400 lbs?? Let's see it!

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Re: Chewuch Quality Deer
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2020, 01:49:46 PM »
400 lbs?? Let's see it!

This isn't my thread, I may start one later about this. There are people who seen this deer, some are on here, he was a big ole boy to say the least. To the OP, good luck, I will be in touch.

Big old mules are cool. But what you killed must be some moose deer hybrid. Anything 0ver 100# would be incredible. 250? Call the papers!

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Re: Chewuch Quality Deer
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2020, 02:03:24 PM »
Do you pack a scale with you or did you drag it 5 miles field dressed to weigh it?

To the OP, I was over in this unit last year for my own personal amusement and saw a number of bucks I would be happy to notch a tag on. I guess it does depend on your personal preference. Most that I would consider shooters were big heavy typical 4x4s. I didn't get up early, and didn't hike around at all (in that particular unit).

A friend had your tag and put it on a heavy 4x2, 30 inches wide, opening day.

If you are looking for the book then it will be a hard hunt. If you are looking for a deer that would make your heart pound in regular season you will probably find him.

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Re: Chewuch Quality Deer
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2020, 02:12:13 PM »
400 lbs?? Let's see it!

This isn't my thread, I may start one later about this. There are people who seen this deer, some are on here, he was a big ole boy to say the least. To the OP, good luck, I will be in touch.

Big old mules are cool. But what you killed must be some moose deer hybrid. Anything 0ver 100# would be incredible. 250? Call the papers!
   

Mule deer can and do weigh 400 lbs. That is freakishly huge compared to what we normally shoot but its not unheard of. I believe Big mac but we do need some pictures! just because I love looking at huge mule deer  :chuckle:

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Re: Chewuch Quality Deer
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2020, 02:18:45 PM »
400 lbs?? Let's see it!

This isn't my thread, I may start one later about this. There are people who seen this deer, some are on here, he was a big ole boy to say the least. To the OP, good luck, I will be in touch.

Big old mules are cool. But what you killed must be some moose deer hybrid. Anything 0ver 100# would be incredible. 250? Call the papers!
   

Mule deer can and do weigh 400 lbs. That is freakishly huge compared to what we normally shoot but its not unheard of. I believe Big mac but we do need some pictures! just because I love looking at huge mule deer  :chuckle:

Agree, and there are documented cases. Heck one quick google search shows there was a buck shot in Ontario that dressed at 431lbs on certified scales. I would still love to see a picture of the tank.

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Re: Chewuch Quality Deer
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2020, 02:28:30 PM »
Nothing to be sorry for bigmacc. Post some pictures here. I would love to see it. Congratulations on shooting a great buck in general season. We all know they can be tough to do in this state.

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Re: Chewuch Quality Deer
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2020, 02:42:04 PM »
I had spent some time in the unit back in 2014.. I seen a few great bucks and connected with one that scored in the 180s but not the amount of deer I had heard of people seeing.. fast forward to 2018 I spent a little time in the unit and only seen a handful of deer.. few smaller bucks. It really seemed like it was on the decline then. Going into it with  no expectations and see what we can turn up.

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Re: Chewuch Quality Deer
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2020, 02:47:57 PM »
400 lbs?? Let's see it!

This isn't my thread, I may start one later about this. There are people who seen this deer, some are on here, he was a big ole boy to say the least. To the OP, good luck, I will be in touch.

Big old mules are cool. But what you killed must be some moose deer hybrid. Anything 0ver 100# would be incredible. 250? Call the papers!

 :chuckle:, Its just a big ole buck, not an alien deer, or a laboratory experiment, just a big deer, we've probably killed around 10 or so that Ive personally seen over my 55years plus of hunting that are in the 400-450lbs range on the hoof, the area we have hunted for the last 100 years is an area known for big body genetics. As for 250lbs of meat? We butcher our own and try not to waste for respect to the animal, we got 21 one gallon freezer bags of cubed meat out of this guy, all bags weighed at about 10-12lbs each, we get the rib meat, neck meat and everything else we can for summer sausage and pepperoni, the rest for burger and breakfast sausage, the only things that didn't get cubed was the loins and the backstraps. As for dragging 5 miles, yep kinda, 4 of us for about 2 miles all down hill on snow(from the previous storm about a week earlier) then a horse the rest of the way.....Now let this fella have his thread back, if I feel like it I may post a couple pictures on my own thread :chuckle: :chuckle:...Sorry OP, good luck and Pm sent.

A buck from the unit the OP is asking about is more than relevant to this thread and now he gave you  permission! Let's see him!

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Re: Chewuch Quality Deer
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2020, 02:58:34 PM »
I had spent some time in the unit back in 2014.. I seen a few great bucks and connected with one that scored in the 180s but not the amount of deer I had heard of people seeing.. fast forward to 2018 I spent a little time in the unit and only seen a handful of deer.. few smaller bucks. It really seemed like it was on the decline then. Going into it with  no expectations and see what we can turn up.
Let's see a pic of that buck from 2014.  Everyone loves horn porn.
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Re: Chewuch Quality Deer
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2020, 03:18:56 PM »
I had a big bodied 2x3 knees knocked, no head, gutted and skinned was 189 at the butchers. I got back 138 pounds of meat.

The butcher said it was the biggest body he had seen that year.

If you figure "real world" close to 2/3rds of a deer is not meat. To get 200 lbs of meat, my guess that deer would have to weight well over 500 on the hoof.
I would find that a hard one to believe without seeing the pictures.
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Re: Chewuch Quality Deer
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2020, 03:29:42 PM »
I had a big bodied 2x3 knees knocked, no head, gutted and skinned was 189 at the butchers. I got back 138 pounds of meat.

The butcher said it was the biggest body he had seen that year.

If you figure "real world" close to 2/3rds of a deer is not meat. To get 200 lbs of meat, my guess that deer would have to weight well over 500 on the hoof.
I would find that a hard one to believe without seeing the pictures.

So if 2/3rds of a deer is not meat, wouldn't a deer have to weigh around 750 lbs. to get 250 lbs of meat ?
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Re: Chewuch Quality Deer
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2020, 03:49:38 PM »
I had a big bodied 2x3 knees knocked, no head, gutted and skinned was 189 at the butchers. I got back 138 pounds of meat.

The butcher said it was the biggest body he had seen that year.

If you figure "real world" close to 2/3rds of a deer is not meat. To get 200 lbs of meat, my guess that deer would have to weight well over 500 on the hoof.
I would find that a hard one to believe without seeing the pictures.

So if 2/3rds of a deer is not meat, wouldn't a deer have to weigh around 750 lbs. to get 250 lbs of meat ?
Asking for a friend.

Personally I feel the meat is the trophy so keep pretty close track. Best I have done was 103 pounds of unpacked meat off a mule deer. It was 205 hanging, gutted, no forelegs, head and hide on. The deer was head shot so zero meat waste and I am very dedicating to getting every scrap I can. Butcher my own, also a sausage maker.

I always figure you get half the hanging weight for a deer that is shot well. I have always gone by the 1/3 of live is meat assumption. Though I feel it overestimates the guts.

I can see 388 but 250 is very surprising, but maybe these larger bucks are proportioned differently. I don't know, this is the closest I have gotten to seeing one!

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Re: Chewuch Quality Deer
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2020, 04:08:18 PM »
Need picture proof

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Re: Chewuch Quality Deer
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2020, 04:34:31 PM »
You get roughly 40% of live weight off a beef steer, which are obviously bred to maximize meat yield.  I’m sure a deer is less than that.

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Re: Chewuch Quality Deer
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2020, 05:55:14 PM »
Love this hunt. Helped on it a couple times. Not what it once was as far as numbers but it only takes one deer!  The big migrators are a whole different species than the local bucks.  TheY will be much darker in hair color.  Easy to tell
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