Although rare, female whitetail can sometimes grow the antlers that are typical of the male of their species. On Friday, December 2nd, 2011, a doe taken in Illinois probably showed most bucks who was king of the woods – possibly shattering a world record too.
While hunting near Mount Erie, Illinois, farmhand Richard Lomas took what he thought to possibly be the best buck of his life during the second part of the state’s gun season. Imagine the shock when the “buck” he walked up to turned out to be a giant non-typical doe!
The female deer is said to have 30 scorable points including a droptine off her right main beam still covered in velvet. Her estimated age is 4 ½ years old. No information on her score is yet available.
This is not the first big non-typical doe ever taken in the prairie state either. A 23-point doe previously fell to hunter Mike Lock while hunting in Fulton County. Bass Pro Shops currently owns that deer, purchased for an undisclosed amount.
The staff at the Hunting Network congratulates hunter Richard Lomas on a deer so rare, it without question, should be considered once in a lifetime. Congrats again Rich!