Dale Wallace of Goshen, Ind., tells the Kalamazoo Gazette that he shot the buck while bow hunting last week in Michigan. The deer’s nose is extremely large.
Scientist Kevin Keel at the University of Georgia believes the chronic inflammation may be due to an infection. Wallace says he told Michigan wildlife officials about the deer but they weren’t interested.
Wallace posted information about the buck on a website, where it was spotted by Keel. Wallace says he’s never seen a deer like it in 20 years of hunting.