The past year has been filled with several important and controversial stories that affected outdoor recreation. There also were a number of stories that belonged in the wacky and weird file.

Top among those was the sighting of unusual deer in the region. People living near Peck notified the Tribune about a six-legged deer, and a young hunter from Lewiston killed an all black whitetail deer in Unit 8A in Latah County. Both deer are considered genetic aberrations. The two extra legs on the deer near Peck are likely the remnants of a conjoined twin that didn't fully form. The legs are smaller than its normal legs and hang limp off its hindquarters.

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