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#2901777 - 08/09/12 02:40 PM 400 lbs Whitetails?
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Saw this report on Maine http://www.realtree.com/hunting/articles-and-how-to/whitetail/antler-nation/maine

I did not know that ME's whitetail population was so low. What caught my eye was this statement: According to a report on the MDIFW website, Maine's whitetails are among the largest of all whitetail subspecies. Mature bucks can attain record live weights of 400 pounds, although 300 pounds is more common.

Is this true?
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#2901792 - 08/09/12 02:51 PM Re: 400 lbs Whitetails? [Re: Poser]
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I remember reading an article years ago about the heaviest whitetails ever recorded. There have been VERY few over 400 lbs.

Looks like the record was 402 lbs field dressed for a Minnesota buck killed in 1926. Estimated live weight was 511 lbs! \:o


Edited by RockChucker30 (08/09/12 03:06 PM)

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#2901806 - 08/09/12 03:05 PM Re: 400 lbs Whitetails? [Re: RockChucker30]
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Big Bucks The Beniot Way is a good book to read dealing with hunting in Maine.
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#2901835 - 08/09/12 03:45 PM Re: 400 lbs Whitetails? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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http://www.awesomeantlers.com/archery/p11562-412-pound-buck.html

I think this is the heaviest.


Edited by Master Chief (08/09/12 03:46 PM)
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#2901946 - 08/09/12 05:37 PM Re: 400 lbs Whitetails? [Re: Master Chief]
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Thats a huge deer!
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#2902018 - 08/09/12 06:49 PM Re: 400 lbs Whitetails? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Hillbilly Hunter
Big Bucks The Beniot Way is a good book to read dealing with hunting in Maine.

I've got that book. Great read. I remember reading about Benoit senior when I was a kid. That's probably been 50 yr ago. (or longer)

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#2902175 - 08/09/12 09:40 PM Re: 400 lbs Whitetails? [Re: Master Chief]
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 Originally Posted By: Master Chief
http://www.awesomeantlers.com/archery/p11562-412-pound-buck.html

I think this is the heaviest.


From Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/photos/hunting/412deer.asp
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#2902179 - 08/09/12 09:45 PM Re: 400 lbs Whitetails? [Re: BigGameGuy]
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i love to see deer on scales

guessing will make you humble sometimes i am way high and then way low

scales is the only way to know
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#2902182 - 08/09/12 09:47 PM Re: 400 lbs Whitetails? [Re: Deer Assassin]
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 Originally Posted By: Deer Assassin
i love to see deer on scales
For sure. Same can be said for turkeys and fish.
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#2902186 - 08/09/12 09:50 PM Re: 400 lbs Whitetails? [Re: BigGameGuy]
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Interesting read. Probably a hoax, but sure makes me wonder what is the heaviest buck ever killed.
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