Hunter Shoots Eight-Point, But It’s Not A Buck

Phil Klein peered into the woods from his deer stand in north-central Minnesota, hunting near his father, when he heard the sound of a doe bleating nearby.

“I knew it was my dad” trying to attract a buck by mimicking a doe, he said. eight point doe

“Five minutes later, this deer comes crashing out of the swamp, about 50 or 60 yards away,” Klein said. “At first I thought it was a doe, then I noticed it had antlers. But it looked really odd. I counted 8 points, so I shot.”

Klein, 29, and his dad, Jeff, 57, were in for a surprise.

“My dad came over to help me find it, and he got to the deer first. All I could hear him yell was ‘velvet!’ ”

The eight-point deer’s antlers were covered in velvet, which should have been long gone by November. “It was in full velvet, 100 percent perfect.”

Then Klein field-dressed the deer and noticed something else odd: “It didn’t have any male genitalia.”

His 8-point buck was actually an 8-point doe.

“It really didn’t dawn on me for a while,” Klein said. “Then at lunch I told my dad, ‘That thing’s a doe.’ He thought I was crazy.”

But the pair checked the gut pile for evidence they might have missed, and concluded the deer with male headgear was indeed a female. About 10 family members hunt in his group, and they were astounded.

Source: SLTRIB

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2 comments on “Hunter Shoots Eight-Point, But It’s Not A Buck
  1. brady says:

    I’m pretty sure that I have read the Texas statute that requires the entire carcass to be handed over to the state for their analysis, testing, samples etc. Maybe they would hand back the head and horns for mounting later, but unless it has been repealed, I’m betting it’s still on the books.

  2. brady says:

    And then i re-read the article, (AARRGGHH!! NO COFFEE YET, SORRY, AND YES, I SEE NORTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA, DUH!) OK. FOR ANY TEXAS HUNTERS, THAT’S THE LAW. bb

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