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Bowhunter05
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Sep-27-17, 
07:51 AM (MST)
"White tail size"

Hello, in November I will be flying to west Texas for my first white tail hunt. It will be too expensive to have my meat shipped back after processing so I will be taking as much back with me as possible. I have never hunted white tail before so I am unsure the size. What should I expect as far as pounds goes after the deer is processed? I'm sure it won't be as big as a mulie and I will be shooting an 8 point or smaller of that helps.

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: White tail...  trophyhunter      Sep-27-17   1 
 RE: White tail...  trophyhunter      Sep-27-17   2 
  RE: White tail...  Bowhunter05      Sep-27-17   3 
   RE: White tail...  HiMtnHntr      Oct-12-17   4 
    RE: White tail...  tailchasers      Oct-12-17   5 
     RE: White tail...  Bowhunter05      Oct-13-17   6 
      RE: White tail...  txjp      Oct-15-17   7 

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trophyhunter
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Sep-27-17, 
01:58 PM (MST)
1. "RE: White tail size"

Your probably looking at about 120# of meat. Bone it out and take home the best cuts of meat. If your hunting place has a freezer ask them to freeze your meat in manageable ziplock bags. Purchase the larger 2 gallon bags and take them with our from home. Some guys freeze meat then throw it in an ice chest. Wrap the chest with duck tape should hold until you get back home. Just check the chest as an extra bag. You will pay extra for weight over 50# check your airlines weight fees for items over 50#. You need to have your name, address written on ice chest take a felt tip marker, pick up ice chest when you leave airport in Texas, Good Luck.
If flght is not to long might get by freezing and wrap in towels stuff in extra suit case might be another option.

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trophyhunter
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Sep-27-17, 
02:07 PM (MST)
2. "RE: White tail size"

Usualy each extra bag $25 allows you 49.5 # total weight another way to get more frozen meat home....

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Bowhunter05
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Sep-27-17, 
04:40 PM (MST)
3. "RE: White tail size"

Thanks alot guys. I will prolly go the ice chest route. I will also have a carry on with hardly anything in it I can put some meat in. The flight is only two hours long and all the meat will be frozen before hand.

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Oct-12-17, 
05:09 PM (MST)
4. "RE: White tail size"

No way you're getting 120 lb of processed meat unless you kill two deer.

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Oct-12-17, 
07:14 PM (MST)
5. "RE: White tail size"

LAST EDITED ON Oct-12-17 AT 07:14 PM (MST)

Texas deer are not that big. An Iowa buck yields 75#.

Take everything but the front shoulders and neck meat and you should be in the 50# or less category.

Good luck on your hunt!

"Courage is being scared to death but
saddling up anyway."

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Oct-13-17, 
07:13 AM (MST)
6. "RE: White tail size"

Ok thanks for the heads up much appreciated!

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Oct-15-17, 
07:10 PM (MST)
7. "RE: White tail size"

sounds like a management hunt if you know 8point or less. So it will be a mature buck on a managed ranch so I would expect around 200lbs live weight. Take hind quarters and backstraps. You will be right around 50lbs and should all fit in a small cooler like stated above.

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