One of the best parts about hunting is swapping experiences about the strange, exhilarating, or sometimes downright hilarious encounters you have had with deer. As much as we love them, deer can still be an odd and unpredictable species. With 2014 winding down, we decided to look back on this year’s list of weird deer—and there has been quite a lot. From unicorn deer to vampire deer to even cannabis-loving deer, it just goes to show that this amazing animal still has ways of surprising us.
So sit back and break out some venison sticks as we recount the strangest deer encounters this year—not all were harvested by hunters, but every one is unique in its own way.
1. The “unicorn” deer
2. The “vampire” deer