Deer Weight Tape

Instructions: Measure around deer chest behind front leg elbow. Read weight from chart below.

Accurately Calculate Deer Weight by the Heart Girth Measurement Method.
By using a tape measue you can determine the weight of your deer. The girth of the deer is measured in inches, just behind the forelegs.
The heart girth measure measurment is converted to pounds in the chart below. If you do not have a tape measure, use a string. Draw the string tightly around the deer's chest, then measure the string with a ruler.

Heart Girth: Distance around the chest just behind the forlegs, in inches.
Live Weight: In pounds; the weight of the animal on-the-hoof-before bleeding.
Dressed Weight: In pounds; the weight of the carcass with all entrails removed.
Edible Lean Meat: Bonless edible venison. What you take home in the box.

This chart was produced with data collected by the Pennsylvania State University-Department of Science,
and the Pennsylvania Game Commission-Division of Research.

Heart
Girth
Live
Wt
Dressed
Wt
Edible
Lean
Meat
20 49 32 23
21 53 35 24
22 56 38 26
23 60 42 28
24 65 45 30
25 69 49 31
26 74 53 34
27 79 58 36
28 85 62 39
29 91 68 41
30 97 73 44
31 104 79 47
32 111 85 50
33 119 92 53
34 127 99 57
35 136 106 61
36 145 114 65
37 156 123 69
38 166 132 74
39 178 142 79
40 191 153 85
41 204 164 90
42 218 177 97
43 234 190 103
44 250 204 110
45 267 219 118
46 286 234 126