Nebraska Hunter Takes Antlered Doe

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The JournalStar.com is running a story about Amanda McFee and her antlered doe. Antlered does are rare but it seems we read about at least one or two being taken each hunting season. The linked article gives some details about why they occur and the frequency in a given population.

As it turns out, antlered does may be unusual, but they're not as unusual as, for example, being struck by lightning. Researcher estimate one out of every 1,000 to 6,000 whitetail does produces antlers, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. One study in Canada found the ratio to be as low as one out of every 517.

Its probably safe to assume that if you run across a deer with velvet antlers during the rut its most likely a doe or at the very least a male with irregular hormones.

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groovy mike's picture

weird

That's just plain weird, but I did shoot a bearded hen turkey once....

Ca_Vermonster's picture

That's pretty cool!!! I have

That's pretty cool!!!

I have always thought what I would do with one of those.  they always look fugly, but it's still pretty unique to get one.

Funny that it was shot by a woman too....

jaybe's picture

No Question

Vermonster - you know as well as I that there's no question what you'd do with it; put it in the freezer and eat like a king!  LOL