OCONTO, Wis. -- A Wisconsin hunter thought he'd shot himself a large buck, only to discover he shot quite the rare deer.
Now he plans to stuff it and put it in his living room.
Wayne Douville told WLUK he first saw the deer two years ago. He saw it again Monday.
"This buck stepped out, and I could see his antlers right away, and the body size, I knew who he was," Douville said.
Two shots later, Douville had his deer.
"When we hung him up to dress him out, we found out that he wasn't a buck," he said.
"My reaction was, 'Yeah, right.' Then we went and looked at it. It's definitely a doe," said Douville's friend Mel Buckmaster.
The eight-point doe weighed 180 pounds.
"This is the trophy of a lifetime. I said to my wife last night, 'You could live 10 lifetimes and not have this happen to you,'" Douville said.
So how common is this phenomenon?
"I would say probably about a one in 100,000 chance. It's just a matter of a higher level of testosterone hormone than a normal female would have and it expresses itself in a masculine way," said Jeff Pritzl, district wildlife supervisor for the Wisconsin Department Of Natural Resources
"There was no way to analyze this thing, obviously. It was just I saw the deer, the horns, I knew it was the deer I was after, and I took the shot," Douville said. "I'm going to have a full-body mount done on it and I hope my wife will let me put it in the living room, although that's a long shot."