Sitka pics

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Well, I finally figured out how to post pics.
Here are my 2 best Sitka from Kodiak.
Couldn’t make a true 4x4 out of them, but I’m very happy. Good pics to show just how big their bodies are.
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How much meat do you figure you packed out between the 2 of those? That’ll likely be my first Ak hunt, I’ve got a buddy that’s living up there now so hopefully he’ll have it all figured out by the time I get up there.
 
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How much meat do you figure you packed out between the 2 of those? That’ll likely be my first Ak hunt, I’ve got a buddy that’s living up there now so hopefully he’ll have it all figured out by the time I get up there.
A “normal” buck tends to have 60#s of meat give or take.
I’d assume those had 75?? They both were about as stout as I’ve seen.
Here’s a couple more bucks over the years.
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I’ve never put the meat from a buck I’ve butchered on a scale to see what I’m able to pull off of Ca bucks but I always imagine it being so much more weight I guess, I was guessing closer to 100lbs(not that I think pack weight plus a small bucks meat would be an easy stroll out of the back country)
 
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I’ve never put the meat from a buck I’ve butchered on a scale to see what I’m able to pull off of Ca bucks but I always imagine it being so much more weight I guess, I was guessing closer to 100lbs(not that I think pack weight plus a small bucks meat would be an easy stroll out of the back country)
I think all deer weigh 5x’s more especially half way through packing it out.

Numerous times on Kodiak, I’ve completely boned out a deer on the mountain. Pack it to the cabin and start placing in waxed boxes each box holding exactly 50#s for checked luggage fees. Usually have 10-15# per deer needing to go in second box.

I killed a spike bull elk this year and dropped off bone in front shoulders and hind quarters and all 4 pieces only weighed 176#.

I’ve personally never weighed a boned out mule/whitetail/Columbia btail but I don’t think I would get 100# of solid meat?? Could be wrong, I’ve killed some heavy whiteails and mulies.
 

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No I wouldn’t guess 100lbs from a Ca buck. I ment I figured yours were closer to 100lbs of meat. I have 48 lbs in my head from a butcher shop but I could be wrong and odds are that was an average sized young deer...
 
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