# Question: How Much Meat On The Front Leg Of A Whitetail Deer?

## How much meat do you get from a deer leg?

Using the above equation, we estimate its carcass will weigh 124 pounds, and it will ideally yield 83.08 pounds of boneless meat. The deer’s realistic meat yield is about 58.15 pounds. Because waste can vary between deer, we suggest using the “realistic” figure as a gauge.

## How much meat do you get from a 150 pound deer?

For instance: Your deer field dressed is 150 pounds. Multiply 150 by 1.26 and the estimated live weight is 189 pounds. Under the best conditions, and if there is a minimum of waste, you can expect to get about 1/2 of the live weight in edible meat.

## Is Doe meat better than Buck?

Unless the meat is tainted or spoiled, it all makes good hamburger or jerky. Beware of Old Does. I’ve heard some hunters claim that “ does taste better than bucks.” That’s not inherently true. A mature doe that’s spent a summer nursing fawns is about the toughest, stringiest deer in the woods.

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## How much is a deer worth in meat?

At our local farmers market, basic pastured ground meat generally gets somewhere around \$10 per pound. The better quality steaks fetch \$15 per pound or higher. So a smaller deer would be worth \$525 in meat (relative to your local farmer’s market meat prices). A bigger deer could be worth \$1000!

## How hard is it to butcher a deer?

The only way to learn how to butcher a deer is to do it! Nothing is quite as rewarding as butchering your own meat from your deer harvest. Butchering and deer processing seems like a daunting task. But it isn’t as difficult as you think. You already field dress your harvest, butchering it just the next natural step.

## What is the average lifespan of a deer?

Lifespan/Longevity Most white-tailed deer live about 2 to 3 years. Maximum life span in the wild is 20 years but few live past 10 years old.

## How much does the average whitetail buck weigh?

If you are below 40 degrees you are fine IMHO for as long as you might want. Had a buddy hang one for several weeks at about 32 degrees and it was just fine.

## What is the heaviest whitetail deer?

When doing a bit of research we found there are some absolute monsters out there. For years researched showed the heaviest whitetail deer on record was killed in Minnesota by Carl Lenader in 1926 and weighed 511 pounds. The animal dressed out at 402 pounds.

## How much does it cost to have a deer butchered?

Basic deer processing typically costs \$75 to \$120, but it varies with each processor. If you order jerky and sausage, the cost will increase, generally at per-pound rates. Don’t be afraid to ask your processor for an estimate before making your final decision. Some processors offer packages at reasonable prices.

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## What part of a deer is best for steaks?

The tenderloin, striploin, knuckle and rump are the most tender cuts. Medium-tender cuts are the eight rib rack, top round and bottom round. The flank steak and osso buco are the least tender. Less tender cuts generally require slower cooking.

## What do you do with front of deer legs?

Ground Venison — If nothing else, the front leg makes great ground venison. Cut off and chunk up all of the meat from the shank (if you’re creating roasts from the upper shoulder) to grind. Or, you can turn the entire leg into trim for ground venison.