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Deer Weight Estimating Chart


The chart below will help you estimate your deer's live weight, field dressed weight and also edible meat weight.

How to use this chart:

  1. Chest/Girth = Measure the chest just behind the front legs
  2. Live Weight = Live deer on the hoof
  3. Field Dressed = body cavity cleaned out (no entrails)
  4. Edible Meat = Boneless edible venison
  5. Weight is in pounds (lbs.)
Deer Weight Estimating Chart  

* The above chart was produced with information collected by the Pennsylvania State University Department of Dairy and Animal Science, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission.