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Posted by Scott

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Redbuck, only experience will help you tell how much a deer weighs. A lot of times when you see two young deer like that the mother is not far off. She will usually circle around you to make sure everything is alright. Personally I won't shoot a doe unless she's over a 100 lbs. I generally don't shoot anything without a rack at dusk and dawn so I won't make the mistake of shooting something I shouldn't. Alot of hunters can't do this but this method works for me. To get back to your question, I always look at the hind quarters, if they look like they blend into the deer it's probably not a big doe, if it looks like someone 'glued' the hind quarters on or if she has a swayed back it's a shooter. Just my .02
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