Rare Deer - Antlered Doe
December 26, 2007 08:38 AM
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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