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First night bowhunting this year- went pretty well.

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Kingcreek, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. Kingcreek

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    finally got out tonight first hunt even though season opened October 1 here in Illinois.
    Got into tree stand 3:05pm. 3:25 a doe and fawn came by and I passed up the only shot on the fawn. A hermaphroditic barren doe with a partial antler nub and no fawn joined them and wandered within 22 yards when my arrow shredded her heart. She jumped and ran pumping blood like a garden hose for 50 yards. Home and hanging before dark.
    Cutting and wrapping tomorrow.
     

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  2. SoonerMedic

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    Let's see a better pic of her antler?
     
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    A trans deer. Creepy.
     
  4. Kingcreek

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    She was normal and healthy looking except for the antlers. Nub like a button buck on one side and a weird 2 inch hair covered antler on the other side.
     
  5. Patocazador

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    Nice shot on a ... doe-boy? :confused:

    Doesn't matter, it will eat good.
     
  6. Kingcreek

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    It is said, one in 10,000 does will have antlers of some type. IOWs not that rare. Does like yours that don't develop complete antlers, generally are not barren and are capable of bearing fawns. They just have an imbalance of testosterone for some reason. Does who's antlers completely develop and show female genitalia on the outside, will generally have male genitalia inside. They are the true “pseudo-hermaphrodite.”
     
  8. SoonerMedic

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    So how is one supposed to tag this one in particular? I know if they have antlers you have to tag them as a buck regardless of the genitals, but what about this one? Lol
     
  9. Kingcreek

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    It was legally tagged antlerless because nothing over 3”
     
  10. buck460XVR

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    That's how it would go here too. Largest bodied buck I ever shot was tagged as antlerless because it had a dry socket where a pedicle on one side and a 2" high by 2" wide stub of an antler on the other. Was fine cause I though it was a doe when I shot it and had the antlerless tag. Thought it was the largest doe I ever saw till I flipped it over to field dress it. It had a swelled neck/swelled leg glands and all it's other organs, and appeared to be in rut. Wardens that tagged it thought maybe an accident when the horns were just starting was the cause. I dunno.

    Congrats on a good clean kill!
     
  11. caribou

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    I think only Caribou Cows carry Antlers, normal like.

    Pretty cool , none the less, and the meats the true trophy!!
     
  12. Flintknapper

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    Looks more like a 'button buck'. But if it indeed has female genitalia...then its genetically a doe.

    Wouldn't matter in my State (Texas)...it would be considered 'antlerless' unless it had an inch or more hardened antler protruding.
     
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