Likely as not, I'm mixing and matching what I can extract from my fading memory:
Seems to me there was a story last year about a hunter in Michigan that shot a doe with a fair sized rack ... 10 or 12 point? As I recall, that doe was not in velvet either. So what's the big deal? Several years earlier the same fellow had also shot a well-racked antlered doe ... 6 or 8 point?
What are the odds? Don't only about one in fifteen thousand does develop antlers?