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Michigan Hunter Takes Freak 8 Pointer That Has an Upside Down Rack

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December 21, 2011
Michigan Hunter Takes Freak 8 Pointer That Has an Upside Down Rack - 9

Scott Maddox of Wellston, Michigan took what has to be one of the most unusual looking bucks in the history of deer hunting. In fact, it’s such a strange looking animal that I’m glad there are several pictures of it because trying to describe it in words would prove too difficult a task. But since I get paid to do such, I’ll give it a try.

The “Maddox buck” has an upside down symmetrical 8-point rack that covers most of its face à la hockey goalie mask style. What’s even more extraordinary is the fact that Maddox had been targeting the deer since before deer season and actually shot it on opening day.

The 42-year-old Maddox told woods-n-waternews.com that he didn’t believe the deer was a buck the first time he saw it. "I first thought it was a doe with something hanging off the side of her head. Didn't think much about it till this year, when I caught it on my trail cam." That trail camera picture convinced Maddox he was dealing with a very unusual buck. When he shot the buck with a crossbow on opening day of the season he realized the buck probably wouldn’t have made it another season. "He appeared to be perfectly healthy. He was able to eat, although it couldn't be easy for him. The brow tine on his left side was pushing down on his eye, surely in time it would blind him. I doubt he would have made the winter, he looked a little distressed."

Maddox plans to have the buck mounted and hung on his wall soon. I think I’d hang it upside down.

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from Neil Armstrong wrote 31 weeks 5 hours ago

I don't care what time of year it was I would put that thing down. The way mother nature deals with genetic failures is not too kind.

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from 6phunter wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

I'VE ONLY SEEN ONE OTHER BUCK SIMILAR TO SCOTT'S, NOT SURE IF ACCIDENT OR BAD GENES. interesting though

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from blue ridge wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

If a deer is injured on the left side the rack on the right side will grow down. if injured on the right side the left rack will grow down. Cars injure more deer that they kill.

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from trapper vic wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

Goooooooofy looking deer!

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from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

I wonder if he was having trouble feeding. He looks sort of skinny and his hide looks loose.

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from carvedecoy wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

Ok, How do you score it? If its symmetrical? Hmmmmm?

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from Smitty18 wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

Bet the deer came from Canada....

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from A Wild Beast at... wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

I don't know how the poor animal could eat.

Please, read my blog at http://awildbeastatheart.blogspot.com

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from JM wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

Awesome looking buck. Maybe he wanted to be a hockey goalie?

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from carvedecoy wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

Ok, How do you score it? If its symmetrical? Hmmmmm?

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from JM wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

Awesome looking buck. Maybe he wanted to be a hockey goalie?

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from Smitty18 wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

Bet the deer came from Canada....

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from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

I wonder if he was having trouble feeding. He looks sort of skinny and his hide looks loose.

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from A Wild Beast at... wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

I don't know how the poor animal could eat.

Please, read my blog at http://awildbeastatheart.blogspot.com

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from trapper vic wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

Goooooooofy looking deer!

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from blue ridge wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

If a deer is injured on the left side the rack on the right side will grow down. if injured on the right side the left rack will grow down. Cars injure more deer that they kill.

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from 6phunter wrote 2 years 29 weeks ago

I'VE ONLY SEEN ONE OTHER BUCK SIMILAR TO SCOTT'S, NOT SURE IF ACCIDENT OR BAD GENES. interesting though

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from Neil Armstrong wrote 31 weeks 5 hours ago

I don't care what time of year it was I would put that thing down. The way mother nature deals with genetic failures is not too kind.

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