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He Was a She! 30-Point Illinois ‘Buck’ Was a Doe

by Christian Berg   |  December 14th, 2011 10
I don’t think I’ve ever seen an antlered doe, but I’d sure like to. They always seem to have these freak racks. This report from the Associated Press.
West Salem, Ill. — A true “freak of nature” was taken west of West Salem, Illinios, during the second shotgun season over the weekend.

Richard Lomas, a farmhand for George Knackmuhs, shot this 30-point doe on the late Richard Knackmuhs Farm.

The deer, which features a non-typical rack, a drop antler still in velvet and no evidence of male genitalia, also does not appear to have ever given birth. Locals estimate the deer to be about 4-5 years old.

About Christian Berg

Christian Berg is editor of Petersen's BOWHUNTING magazine.

  • Jason

    Does a doe qualify for boone and crocket?

  • Christian Berg

    As far as I know, it does. I am not sure if they have a special category for antlered does or not. Interesting question. I will see if I can find an answer.

  • Billy Gip

    That's awesome and how old was the he she.

  • Kenny

    Awesome!!!! Only in Illinois!

  • Robert Downs

    sweet my mother called and told me to look this up her friend at work its her brother who got this

    • James

      Must have been a Chaz Bono deer

  • Mike Atkinson

    Will cabelas pay big money for that to

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001567820921 Edward Beatty

    we hunt about a 1/4mile from where it was shot,wish we could have got a shot during archery season! maybe next year we will get a shot at her sister

  • Spencer King

    I like Turtles

  • Alex Beatty

    hey ed what up thats the i missed on youth day!!!

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