December 09, 2011
Trophy buck? Not quite.
West Salem, Ill., native Richard Lomas shot this 30-point whitetail at Richard Knackmuhs Farm near Olney, Ill., over the weekend.
What makes this deer so special? It's a female. That's right, a 30-point non-typical doe. Talk about your freaks of nature.
"I would say that's the biggest, baddest doe ever taken in Illinois," Tim Walmsley, author of Trophy Whitetails of Illinois, told the told Heartland Outdoors.. "Mike Lock had a big 23-pointer with no beams in Fulton County years ago that was a lot like this one. But this one has even more stuff. Bass Pro Shops owns the Lock deer."
Locals estimated the deer to be somewhere between 4 1/2 years old. The doe also featured a drop antler still in velvet and did not appear to have ever given birth.
What do you think? Is this the weirdest whitetail you've ever seen?
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