Michigan Legislator Photographs 3-Antlered Buck

   11.18.19

Michigan Legislator Photographs 3-Antlered Buck

A former Michigan state legislator and current wildlife photographer named Steve Lindberg headed to the woods prior to rifle deer hunting season and managed to encounter — and capture some beautiful images of — a whitetail buck with three antlers!

(Image: Steve Lindberg)
(Image: Steve Lindberg)

Here’s what he said in a Facebook post:

Five days before rifle season for Whitetail Deer and look who I get to see, along with his girlfriend. A three antlered, nine or twelve point buck (depending if you want to count the two little tines on the right antler, and the small tine on the left antler). I don’t recall ever seeing a three antlered deer before.

(Image: Steve Lindberg)
(Image: Steve Lindberg)

I’m assuming what we’re seeing is a genetic anomaly. The “double” right antler (the buck’s right, not yours) are “sorta-kinda” duplicates of one another, or perhaps I should say each one grows in a similar non-typical configuration. But the largest of the two right antler bases looks to emerge from the skull more horizontally than vertically.

No matter what, it’s an impressive buck and looks quite healthy. Pretty cool!

Steve is 75 years old and retired, and these days he hunts animals with a camera rather than bow or gun. And he does a great job of it, as the many great photos on his Facebook page will attest, such as this pic of an albino doe.

(Image: Steve Lindberg)
(Image: Steve Lindberg)

Thanks to Steve for sharing his excellent photos with the world.

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