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Forums >> Texas Hunting >> Texas Deer Hunting >> Rare Deer - Antlered Doe

Rare Deer - Antlered Doe

Chris Weidner
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Points: Y (520) / M (35)
Travis county

LIGHTNING I've heard of an Antlered Doe but never actually seen one!  Pretty amazing.  Anyone else ever run across one?

(These photos and story come courtesy of Tom Condon.)

"On Friday, November 30, while out in Brady, Texas on business, I had the opportunity to run out to the hunting lease with Jeff Cox for a little while.  We were going to Jeff's blind to do a little fix up and I just happened to take my gun along.  When we walked up to his stand I heard a grunt noise and thought it was hogs, but Jeff happened to look over a ridge and see this deer standing there.  I decided to take it since I didn't know whether I would have the opportunity to hunt any more this season. 

I was able to walk about 15 yards to the edge of the ridge without the deer spotting me and as the deer walked away I made a mew sound to stop it.  After shooting the deer with my .270 rifle, Jeff continued working on his stand and then we walked across a small valley to where the deer piled up. 

To both of our amazement, it was a true nine that had two tines broke off while fighting.  The tips of the main beams where covered in blood from a brutal fight with another buck.  Then we noticed something not quite right about the deer.  Its' musk glands on the hind legs where snow white.  When we lifted its back leg up we were shocked to find that it was a doe!!!

This has to be better than any trophy buck I will ever kill.  We did not score it, but I am having it mounted."

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RE: Rare Deer - Antlered Doe

bluebandit
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thats a nice looking doe

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wohalliburton
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Got a slightly different version of this email but there are several really puzzling things here.  I'm certainly no wildlife biologist, but to me its especially unusual that a doe would fight like this.  And, if for some reason this is a mutated or genetically deficient male and not really a doe, why it would fight...my understanding is that a castrated, malformed, or otherwise 'non-performing' male is less likely to want to get into a tussle. This one sure wasn't - look at the neck!  Never saw a doe with a neck like that.

I haven't seen an antlered doe in the wild but have read about a few over the years.  The pictures shown in the articles showed really gnarly or malformed racks.  This one's really nice looking - I'd mount it too!

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TX_Kevin
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Fort Bend county

I wonder what the other bucks thought about her? I'd think they'd have a hard time breeding her. Kind of like a woman with a beard...

I'm not sure a man could drink enough beer, and the deer don't have beer as an option...

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wohalliburton
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There is another antlered doe shown at the North American Whitetail website:

http://www.northamericanwhitetail.com/deeroftheday/dd_december_2007/index11.html

This one was a 9 point taken in Missouri, and pretty good looking...not as good as this one was though.

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hornhunter

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KEVIN;KEVIN all women look like a 10 at closing time. Or are you so old as you have forgottin. Than again maybe you have lived a sheltered life(no offence meant)

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waco oso

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thats why you tags say antlerless, not doe because you tag on the basis of the animal having antlers not the sex of the animal.

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waco oso

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[quote] And, if for some reason this is a mutated or genetically deficient male and not really a doe, why it would fight...my understanding is that a castrated, malformed, or otherwise 'non-performing' male is less likely to want to get into a tussle.[/quote]

If they are castrated the bucks will never shed velvet, the antlers just continuously grow at a slow pace and keep the velvet on.

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mrbigtexan
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Moore county

wow, great deer, ive always heard that does taste better any way

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Shelbyvillehunter

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Back when I was in high school in Zavalla Texas we had a guy that lived in Zavalla that killed a doe with antlers. There was also a Melanistic Doe killed in the area.

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jennzDD
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My brother in law has shot an antlered doe, well sort of. My family used to go on a weekend doe/spike hunt in Mason, TX. About 3 years ago, my brother in law was hunting and saw a giant doe. He shot her and much to his amazement, when he walked up to her, there were antler "holes" on her head. This hunt was in December but there were no horns left on her. He thought at first, it was a buck that had shed its antler way early but upon closer inspection, it was a doe that had spots where antlers used to be. Don't know if she actually had them that year or not and they had fallen off already or what. Interesting.

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Montgomery county

HAPPY

That doe was probably the boss of most of the deer she came in contact with.

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