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Old Feb 8th 2016, 04:58 PM   #1
 
  Jun 2015
  Guston my
At what age would you stop breeding a doe. I'm looking at buying a 8 year old bred doe. How many more years of breeding would you think she would have??
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Old Feb 10th 2016, 05:52 PM   #2
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  Jul 2009
  Deer Park, Alabama

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I have one 14 years old that has twins every year
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Old Feb 11th 2016, 05:28 AM   #3
 
  Jan 2013
  WI
I'm not sure if there really is a age to stop breeding her but would say a deer getting to 12yr is really good. Like what the other post says she may go tell 14 or maybe even a yr or two more then that but with that said with her being 8 you might only get one more year. Would say a safe bet would be 3-4 more years would be safe to say with anything after that a bonus.
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Old Feb 11th 2016, 12:36 PM   #4
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  St. Ignace, Northern Michigan

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In my book Deer Whisperer we owned a doe that lived to the age of 24 giving birth to 38 fawns and had twins in her when she died four months before her 25th birthday. As long as they are healthy I see no reason not to breed them. Good luck!
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Old Feb 15th 2016, 08:53 PM   #5
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  Apr 2014
  Greensburg, IN
I would bottle feed all fawns from does over 12 years for a number of reasons.
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