Skip to main content

Illinois Hunter Shoots 30-Point Antlered Doe

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?

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

Popular Videos

Elk Tartare Recipe

Elk Tartare Recipe

When prepared correctly, raw venison is not only healthy, it's delicious. Here's an easy recipe for elk tartare, better than you'll get at any fancy restaurant, because it's made from meat from an animal you took from field to table yourself. For your next dinner party or tailgate, whip up a bowl of venison tartare. Your friends and family will thank you.

New for 2021: Burris Oracle X Range-Finding Crossbow Scope

New for 2021: Burris Oracle X Range-Finding Crossbow Scope

The Burris Oracle X is the first and most advanced range-finding crossbow scope on the market, building on the company's long successes with range-finding optics like the Eliminator riflescope.

New for 2021: Browning X-Bolt Pro McMillan & Recoil Hawg

New for 2021: Browning X-Bolt Pro McMillan & Recoil Hawg

Browning's X-Bolt Pro family has grown in 2021 with the addition of the Pro McMillan. An innovative muzzle break — the Recoil Hawg — also joins the line.

See All Videos

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save.

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Petersen's Hunting App

Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Petersen's Hunting stories delivered right to your inbox.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Petersen's Hunting subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now