Oct 4th 2015, 07:02 PM
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We are in the process of starting a very small operation, and I'm trying to get a plan together before we jump in and start buying deer. *We are building our pens this winter and plan on buying our first few deer this spring. *My question or thoughts are what to do on year #2. *Starting off, we will be buying a few bred females, *so what do you all recommend as far as breeding the females for our first breeding season after our first fawns are on the ground? What is the most cost effective approach? Stud fee, or buying a buck to breed with? *We are certainly not out to set any records or grow the biggest deer in the state, but we also want to start off on the right foot. *We are trying to avoid spending a large amount on a breeder buck and hopefully grow something we can breed with. *With that being said, our bucks will come from our original females, so how closely related do you all breed? *Hopefully that all makes sense and these are not totally ignorant questions... lol Just looking for a little guidance. *Thanks!!