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I hunt in Franklin and Jefferson County mostly, and I would say around 200 to 210 lbs for mature buck. Around my house in Lamar Co. it would have to be around 165 to 180, with a BIG deer being 190
 

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Big would be 175 where I'm at......

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hust said:
My place in yazoo county our mature (4-5yo) bucks are usually 210-235
Same on my place in Yazoo....Biggest killed on our property so far is 260#. Know of a couple of others in the immediate area that have pushed 300#.
 

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In leflore where I hunt. 3 year olds are normally from 200-225 and the big four year olds 215-245 depending on when you kill them. Heaviest ever 258 pounds and two others went a smooth 250. On a side note every really really old buck i have ever killed were in the 175-200 range and I'm talking deer whose teeth indicated they were 6+
 

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From the late 80's through the late mid 90's we killed 3.5 to 4.5 year old bucks that would weigh 190 to 220, but by the late mid 90's, after a few years of the asinine 4 pt plan fiasco, our average weights dropped into the 160-180 range. Heaviest ever was a 235 in '91 and a 230 in '96, since then we have only had 2 bucks even get to 200, one in '03 and then one in '09. This year the 2 bucks that were killed only weighed 155 and 160, both 3.5 years old and were the best bucks spotted on the property in person or on camera.

We had significantly better hunting, better bucks, and more of them prior to the 4 pt plan and the all season doe slaughter when we supposedly had to many does, to many deer, and they were all hungry because of the alleged over population.

In my personal opinion, which is based on personal experiences enumerated above, the management policies of the MDWFP, which seems to be rooted in a devotion to the QDM mentality and mantra and driven by the auto insurance industry, has destroyed the quality of the hunting experience in my area of the state, that being Jefferson County.
 

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South lee and north monroe the average is around 165lbs, big ones would be around 200lbs. A good farmland buck would probably go a little more.
 

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ninepoint said:
I've got a question. How many of you are guesstimating and how many are actually weighing your deer ?
Good question. I don't think I've ever killed an adult deer that Didn't get weighed...at least its Dressed weight.

+1 for actual weights and not guesses.
 

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175 to 200 here in Calhoun I have killed 5 or 6 that were over 200, 10 years ago i killed one that weighed 226 field dressed!
 

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My place in carrol 190 isa mature deer.
Yazoo we kill mature deer that go 220 or so.
Holmes 215 is a about average.

And we actually weigh them..
 

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On a "mature" buck where I hunt they will range from 230# to #260 average, I have seen one go over #300
A "mature" doe will average #130-#150
 
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