16-point deer harvested in Missouri turns out to be doe
Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 11:26 AM EST
PARIS, Mo. (KFVS/Gray News) - One Missouri hunter got quite a surprise this hunting season.
According to the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Facebook page, Samuel Perotti shot a 16-point deer on his property and was surprised to learn it was actually a doe.
The doe was harvested during firearms deer season in Monroe County, KFVS reports.
Perotti had captured pictures of the deer, but he was surprised to learn she was a doe while harvesting the animal.
Wildlife experts say this can happen in an average of one in 10,000 does, making it an extremely rare harvest for the Missouri man.
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