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    Hunter bags rare antlered doe: 'Deer of a lifetime'

    this ain't cast boolits, but i think that this belongs here...........

    https://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoo...r-antlered-doe

    HUNTINGPublished 1 hour agoLast Update 14 mins ago
    Hunter bags rare antlered doe: 'Deer of a lifetime'
    By Janine Puhak | Fox News

    That’s not a buck!
    One Oklahoma hunter was recently in for quite the surprise when he realized the antlered deer he shot was not a male, but rather a female doe.

    Over the weekend, outdoorsman Chris Blades was on the prowl in Seminole County when he nabbed what he initially suspected to be “an extremely non-typical buck” that was, in fact, biologically female. Officials for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) have since described the doe as "the deer of a lifetime."

    “Biologists say this can occur in an average of 1 [in] 10,000 does,” reps for the ODWC wrote on Facebook.

    “For this reason, regulations for deer are referred to as ‘antlered’ and ‘antlerless,’ not ‘buck’ and “doe,” the department said, sharing three images of Blades’ catch in a post that has since been liked more than 2,200 times.

    When contacted for comment, a spokesperson for the ODWC confirmed that Blades’ catch was a whitetail deer.

    Hunting blog Big Game Logic reports that while whitetail does do not typically grow antlers, it is possible for the female to grow them “under rare circumstances,” likely due to a hormonal imbalance.




    well i'll be...........
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    Can't believe this is the first I've heard of it. That is really cool!

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    I have witnessed one of these here in AZ. It was a mule deer doe, and the antlers looked sort of like matted and twisted hair. It wasn't in velvet either like the photo in the link. Very strange indeed.

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    Oh boy! Here we go with LBGTQ Deer rights......

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    I shot a small forked horn white tail buck in Kalispell, Mt in 1988 or 89, he-she had no male sex parts, just female, that is the only one I've ever seen. And yes it was in velvet near the end of season, late November.
    Hell, I was there!

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    Foxnews said the hunter "caught" the deer.
    Wonder if he threw it back?
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    I don't know if it is genetics for the area but it was common enough in North Dakota that they changed the licenses from Buck and Doe to Antlered and Antlerless. I have personally killed two. One was a small rack 2x3 and the other was a medium sized rack 4x4.

    I know of 3 others taken in the same area. I started deer hunting in 1970.
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    I saw a full bodied piebald doe mount that had a 4 point rack. It was shot in ohio in the early 90s. The kill was confirmed by ODNR.

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    Hunter bags rare antlered doe: 'Deer of a lifetime'

    I once caught a doe with my hands while driving down a dirt road. Grabbed her in a headlock when she run along the side of the car. Oldsmobile with a 425 I think? Beast didn’t pass many gas stations. Anyway, hung onto her for maybe 1/4 mile or so. She got tired and I let her go. Didn’t even have a knife to clean her with. Now I carry 3. Boy did I get yelled at for letting go!
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    They are not uncommon in my area. I've never seen one larger than a forked horn.
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    I’m in ND and my grandpa shot a spindly 4x4 years ago that was a doe. I shot a velvet goofy horn buck a few years back in NOVEMBER with no nuts. He was a steer. Fat bugger. Meat was almost marbled.


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    Would have liked to see the rack in another year.

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    .on thanksgiving day several years ago I took my best ever muzzle loading buck up till that time nice wide 8point ; he had a double set of testicles and he had 4 teets for lack of a better trek, they were leaking a milky white fluid-

    At the shot he fell down and jumped back up and ran across the creek into the swamp ; a swamp noted around here for black muck, quick sand and mosquitoes the size of blue jays; luckily he only made it about 20 yards- but when he fell he broke his left side main beam off just about in the modest so he was a broken 6 when I recovered him, still a trophy cause I’d been hunting him for two seasons.
    Thanks to the OP for sharing this story about the antlered doe!

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    Who wudda thunk it? A transgender deer?

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