Deer in Spring Landscape

How Much Did the Deer Weigh?

Successful deer hunters frequently wonder how much their deer weighed before it was field dressed. When the deer check station scales indicate that the field dressed deer weighed 120 pounds, the discussion begins on what the whole deer weighed. The table located below will end the debate.

Find the 120 pounds in the column for Field Dressed Weight. Scan across to the Live Weight Column, and the approximate whole weight given is 145 pounds. To obtain an estimate on the amount of available venison, scan across to Edible Lean Meat and read 65 pounds.

Field Weight Live Weight Edible
Lean Meat
36 49 23
39 53 24
42 56 26
45 60 28
49 65 30
53 69 31
57 74 34
62 79 36
67 85 38
72 91 41
77 97 44
83 104 47
90 111 50
97 119 53
104 127 57
112 136 63
120 145 65
129 156 69
139 166 74
149 178 79
160 191 85
172 204 90
184 218 97
198 234 103
212 250 110
228 267 118
244 286 126

(All weights are estimates)