Whitetail Deer: An Enduring Commodity
A 120-130lb animal (20% of the live weight is comprised of mostly stomach, intestines, and a bit of blood) will field dress down to about +/- 100lbs . If you’re prepared to harvest the internal organs (heart, lungs, liver, kidney) then you’re talking 45lbs of meat and 55lbs of hide, bone, brain, and other tissue: What can be consumed breaks down as follows:
45lbs of pure, lean, red meat:
6-8lbs of organ meat;
+/- 20lbs of steak; and
18-20lbs of ground meat.