Kansas hunter Chuck Rorie, who has hunted since age 10, was shocked when he shot what he thought was a buck, only later to discover it was a doe with eight-point antlers, reports The Wichita Eagle.
Rorie, from Monroe, N.C., said: “I didn’t think much about it; it just looked like a nice buck when I was watching it and shot it. But when I was skinning it I realized something didn’t look right. It didn’t have the right private parts. I whispered to my dad to look because I didn’t want to sound like some (dummy). When he looked, said he saw (female parts), too. I’m tickled to death. I know this is a once in a lifetime thing.”
Only one in 10,000 doe have antlers. Kansas Department of Wildlife has reportedly only 15 antlered does in Kansas in the last 46 years. Missouri biologist Grant Woods explained that does with antlers simply have more testosterone than other does. “Excessive testosterone is why some women have more facial hair than others,” Woods said. “In deer, that’s expressed in antler growth.”