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Big Does This Year?
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
DoeFever 14-Nov-19
timex 14-Nov-19
drycreek 14-Nov-19
stick n string 14-Nov-19
DoeFever 14-Nov-19
wildan 15-Nov-19
APauls 15-Nov-19
Cornpone 15-Nov-19
DoeFever 15-Nov-19
timex 15-Nov-19
BIG BEAR 15-Nov-19
Russell 15-Nov-19
Banjo 15-Nov-19
JB 15-Nov-19
Cornpone 17-Nov-19
varmint101 17-Nov-19
Two Feathers 17-Nov-19
mattandersen 18-Nov-19
JB 25-Dec-19
DanaC 25-Dec-19
Abndoc 25-Dec-19
Moons22 25-Dec-19
huntinelk 25-Dec-19
JB 25-Dec-19
Ironbow-cell 25-Dec-19
GF 25-Dec-19
Shuteye 25-Dec-19
From: DoeFever
14-Nov-19
Anyone else seeing some abnormally big Does this year? Ive been lucky enough to get a couple nice ones, tons of fat on them up here in Northern MN. They did say it was gonna be a cold winter, deer must know it.

From: timex
14-Nov-19

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there's a farm I hunt that has a lot of does & some of them long nosed smart old gals that seem to have esp sometimes

14-Nov-19

Habitat for Wildlife's embedded Photo
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From: drycreek
14-Nov-19
Those northern deer make ours look like bambi.

14-Nov-19

stick n string's embedded Photo
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Brought this big ol girl home a few weeks ago. Wasnt overly fat i didnt think, but from straight above, you could really see her fawn-bearing hips... OMG, Becky, look at her butt....

From: DoeFever
14-Nov-19
Wow these are some beautiful Does. Love me some big girls. Thanks for sharing everyone. Cant wait to get back out there and get one for myself. I feel like a buck in rut!!! Doe Fever!

From: wildan
15-Nov-19
My nephew shot one a couple weeks ago that was 171# field dressed.We have some big ones and does have been protected in our area(gun season) for five years.We can only shoot them in archery or late muzzle-loader.We have way too many does in our area right now.

From: APauls
15-Nov-19
It's always a cold winter in Minnesota. There isn't a chance in heck that a deer isn't gonna eat all the nutrients it can prior to the winter. It's not like they eat according to what they think the winter is going to be like. They eat all they can every year and then try to survive. Some deer will have a lot of fat, some will be a little short. Some will die, some won't.

From: Cornpone
15-Nov-19
No offense wildan but I think I'd have to see the doe and the scale it was weighed on. 171# FD would put live weight ~215#. Generally you have to get into 3.5 YO or older bucks to reach that status in NY or PA. I've killed a boat load of does in said states over 60 years and the largest was 125# FD. Not saying that there aren't heavier out there but, again, I gotta see the deer and the scale.

From: DoeFever
15-Nov-19
Idk APauls I think these big ladies might have a sixth sense

From: timex
15-Nov-19
cornpone. look at the pic I posted & compare the does head to the 5 gallon bucket beside it I didn't weight the deer but guessed her at 150# dressed

From: BIG BEAR
15-Nov-19
Cornpone ..... I killed one that went #170 field dressed. Weighed at the butchers. Bow kill in the U.P. of Michigan......

From: Russell
15-Nov-19

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Here's a fat, upstate New York corn-fed, soybean fed, apple eating mature doe.

From: Banjo
15-Nov-19

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Here’s a big one from Pa.

From: JB
15-Nov-19

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A MN girl.

From: Cornpone
17-Nov-19
Well, I guess there are some "freakishly" big ones out there, but I'm running out of time to bag one!!

From: varmint101
17-Nov-19
Yes, I’ve seen some very big ones this year in south central Indiana. I know my buck had a lot of fat, but that was a few weeks (10/10)before the rut so I would expect that. I haven’t taken a doe yet.

From: Two Feathers
17-Nov-19
My grandson got one last night and he looks like a midget next to it hanging.

From: mattandersen
18-Nov-19

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Big ole farm fed doe I shot opening day in PA didn't get a scale on her but she's a healthy ole girl!

From: JB
25-Dec-19

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Late season doe in the snow. Had 14 coming in with 5 less than 20 yards away. It’s fun to get by that many sets of eyes.

From: DanaC
25-Dec-19
I've seen does that dressed out about 130# here in Mass. Have 'heard of' a few bigger being taken. There's a biological 'rule' that states that as you go north/colder animals get bigger. Also there are different subspecies that vary in weight/size. The 'dacotensis' are monsters.

https://www.whitetailsunlimited.com/i/p/bk_distribution.pdf

From: Abndoc
25-Dec-19

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We have some tanks running around this year in cen. MN..took this big girl in early Nov.

From: Moons22
25-Dec-19
Anybody know what the heaviest doe ever killed weighed?

From: huntinelk
25-Dec-19

huntinelk's embedded Photo
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We get some big smart ones around here. My son shot this one last year, we didn't do anything fancy with camera angles and he is holding the head, so no long arming...didn't weigh her, but she was big.

From: JB
25-Dec-19
Nice does! Corey - I’m a bit south of you and agree that MN puts out some good ones.

Moons22 - I don’t know the heaviest, but one of our crew shot one years ago that dressed out at 197. Was traveling with a buck that dressed out at 200. Both weighed on a scale.

From: Ironbow-cell
25-Dec-19
163# is the heaviest I have ever weighed (field dressed). Biggest I have ever killed was #144. She looked huge compared to the "normal" doe that was with her.

From: GF
25-Dec-19
I shot a button buck near Itasca that dressed out at #90. 2.5 YO bucks averaged about #185; one of the guys got a real Hoss that dried down for a week in temps close to zero and it still broke #230.

Dey grow up priddy gud up dere, eh?

From: Shuteye
25-Dec-19
The first doe I ever killed field dressed a tad over 160#. Back they they weighed every deer at the checking station. It was the first year you were allowed to kill a doe in Maryland and there were some huge ones. I have killed several in the 130# range. The one I killed this year that was probably close to 100# and she had two fawns. Very few huge does now since you can kill all you want. Does are mainly what I hunt and an old doe can be one of the toughest deer to kill since they have learned a lot over the years.

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