Hunter’s 8-point buck is actually rare doe

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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/12/08/hunters-8-point-buck-is-actually-rare-doe/?intcmp=latestnews



A North Carolina hunter was in for a surprise after he thought he shot a buck with eight-point antlers -- and it turned out to be a rare doe.

Chuck Rorie was hunting in Kansas when he thought he shot an animal with trophy-class antlers.

“I didn’t think much about it; it just looked like a nice buck when I was watching it and shot it,” Rorie told The Wichita Eagle. “But when I was skinning it I realized something didn’t look right."

According to The Wichita Eagle, this phenomenon is rare.

Keith Sexson, assistant secretary for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, estimates he has heard of no more than 15 antlered does in 46 years.

“Excessive testosterone is why some women have more facial hair than others,” Sexson told the newspaper. “In deer, that’s expressed in antler growth.”

The antlers of the doe are about 115 inches and Rorie said he plans on getting the deer mounted.

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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,668 Senior Member
    It's not THAT uncommon. There have been a few antlered does killed here in Alabama. As long as it has antlers visible above the hairline, they don't say anything if it has female "plumbing"
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,666 Senior Member
    I know a guy that culled a spike 'buck', and found it was a doe.
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,803 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    I know a guy that culled a spike 'buck', and found it was a doe.

    Lots of times you see antlerless bucks too. I killed one about 26 years ago. It was an older deer too. And not a spike either. It was antlerless with balls and all the other equipment..
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,836 Senior Member
    The oldest deer I ever shot was a spike....but he had bases the size of silver dollars...He also had one eye and no teeth...
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  • Fat BillyFat Billy Senior Member Posts: 1,813 Senior Member
    Do the antlered doe's shave under their front legs? New breed the **** doe? Just wondering. :roll: Later,
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,263 Senior Member
    Good grief- - - - -now even the deer are into cross-dressing! I wonder if the "horny" does are into making scrapes and rubs?
    :confused:
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,103 Senior Member
    So you're saying this hunter shot the "bearded lady"?!? :yikes:
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  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    So you're saying this hunter shot the "bearded lady"?!? :yikes:

    I guess you best stay out of the woods
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,985 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    ...He also had one eye and no teeth...

    Getting old sucks................. even fer deer. :tooth: :rotflmao:
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  • U TU T Member Posts: 405 Member
    I think I would have noticed it was a doe long before I skinned it, like when I was gutting it?
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    He got a Duck!!!
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
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