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    Default Moose Quarter Dimensions

    I'm interested in data on the sizes of moose quarters, if anyone would care to post it. I am looking for length of front shoulder from the top of the scapula to the knee joint (the actual joint, not the sawed-off leg). Hind quarter overall length to the knee joint (quarter filleted off the pelvis and cut through the cartilage at the knee joint). I need length, width, girth and weight of the quarters. Antler size of the bull (if it was a bull) would also help. In fact, if you could post the dims along with the sex of the animal it would help.

    I have some of this data and have been tracking it a while, but I wanted to establish a better data set with a larger sample group.

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    All i know is weights that you might be able to compare with others,

    Area - Susitna river drainage (might be bigger up north)
    Size - 43"-48" bulls
    Age - 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 years
    Weight of HQ - 105 lbs - 120lbs

    Not sure of the weight of fronts, i would guess 65-85 pounds, will be interesting to see what others have recorded.

    Should have posted this a few weeks ago.....mine is all chopped up now

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    Wish you asked at the beginning of the season. My quarters are in 50 different packages now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_cowboy View Post
    Wish you asked at the beginning of the season. My quarters are in 50 different packages now.
    Yeah, I realized that the question was really late. There are still some moose being hunted, though. Perhaps some info will come our way!

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    Just curious..... are you looking to get an average, or the differences between big and small moose?
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    I don't have dims, but the spike that I shot this year the HQ weighed 65 pounds each. The fronts were 45 pounds. Digital scale after 3 days hanging. No skin.

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