Stop guessing your deer's weight. This useful formula will help you determine your deer's estimated live weight, hanging weight and edible meat weight.
Estimate Deer Weight
|Live Weight||/ 1.26||=||Hanging Weight||/ 2||=||Edible Meat Weight|
Here is an example of the formula:
|100 Lbs. Live Weight||/ 1.26||=||79 lbs Hanging Weight||/ 2||=||39 lbs Edible Meat|
You can use the following formula to work backwards. If you know the weight of edible meat, you can calculate the hanging weight, etc.. You can calculate from any weight. If you know the hanging weight, than you could estimate the live weight.
|Edible Meat Weight||X 2||=||Hanging Weight||X 1.26||=||Live Weight|
Here is an example of this formula:
|50 Lbs. Edible Meat||X 2||=||100 lbs Hanging Weight||X 1.26||=||126 lbs Live Weight|
Here is a calculator for you to calculate
Hanging Weight is the field dressed deer minus the head, feet and hide.
Edible Meat Weight will vary depending upon: