Most hunters doe not think of a doe with antlers when it comes to whitetail deer, but it can happen. It seems as though each year a small number of does with antlers are harvested across the whitetail’s range. There are many reasons why a doe can grow and have antler material on her head, but none of them are normal. Some hunters even mis-identify does with antlers as stag bucks.
Source: ” Here is one of the largest antlered does I have ever personally been involved with. Scored in the 170’s gross, McMullen County. 100% female inside and out except for the headgear. This ‘buck’ was on the cover the North American Whitetail magazine and featured on it’s Muzzy Moments back when it was harvested many years ago.”