We didn't get to weigh him because we backpacked him out, but 2 front shouders, the cape and head were about all I could carry. I've packed out a few deer before and he was the biggest bodied I'd ever seen.
There are times when the deer are simply not moving and you're forced to make something happen. Maybe you're up against a full moon or hot weather. This is when a silent drive to force deer to move should be considered.
By silent drive, you're not yelling and making a commotion to scare the deer. When deer are panicked, they're liable to bust out of the cover on a dead run, and any shot you get will be tough to make.
A silent drive is different. It means playing the wind to carry the driver's...