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Antlered Doe Allegedly Shot in Georgia Wildlife Management Area

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A goofy deer turns out to be rare when the hunter finds that it’s an antlered doe. 

It’s said that there’s a 1 in 5,000 chance for a doe to grow antlers, but it’s even more rare for a hunter to shoot one. The real question is, how does a doe even grow antlers?

An antler doe is biologically female, but the doe creates above average levels of testosterone, causing a sprout of antlers. Did you know an antlered does can still typically conceive, bear, and nurse fawns?


Last week, rumor of an antlered doe that was shot at the Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA emerged. The story is mainly hearsay on Twitter, but the unique rack is a good indicator that the “buck” is actually a doe.

If you know anymore information regarding this antlered doe, please let me know on Twitter at hoferjacob.

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Antlered Doe Allegedly Shot in Georgia Wildlife Management Area