Hunter Kills 19-Point Antlered Doe

Every a few lucky hunters get to put their tag on a true adnominally, the antlered doe.

This year Michael Lalonde was able to put his tag on a 19-point monster. He posted his unique trophy to Facebook.

I finally shot me a trophy!!! A 19 point DOE in full velvet!!! It is 100% a DOE!! Couldn’t believe it!!!

Posted by Michael Lalonde on Friday, October 2, 2020

Antlered does are caused by a condition called Freemartin syndrome. It occurs when a female twin(XX)  acquires the male (XY) component in utero by the exchange of some cellular material from a male twin, via vascular connections between placentas. In most cases, the freemartin is rendered sterile. Most of what we know about the condition comes from cattle where it seems to be more common than with deer.

The prevalence of antlered does is estimated to range from one in 5,000 to far fewer than one in 10,000 of antlered deer. So it is pretty rare. So Congratulations Michael on the cool deer.