No bull: Hunter bags cow moose that has antlers

October 20, 2009 

Link: KFSK (via APRN) A man hunting near Kake in Southeast Alaska recently bagged a moose that was legal based on its antlers, but he soon discovered the animal was female. He snapped photos of "both ends" of the carcass and took the head via ferry to Fish and Game in Petersburg, giving biologist Rich Lowell his first-ever look at a cow moose with antlers. Such a cow is extremely rare but not unheard of, Lowell said; a hormone imbalance is likely the cause. The hunter was issued a warning for killing a cow but gets to keep the meat.

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