How old is this doe?

By Grant Woods,

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Grant, I hunt black-tails in Washington and was wondering if you could help me age this doe, I think she’s about 3.5yrs.
Have a great deer season,


The technique for estimating the age of does based on body shape often isn’t as accurate as it is with bucks.  The doe in your pictures appears to have very developed shoulders and some loose skin by her brisket.  She appears middle aged to mature to me.

Enjoy creation,