It's antlers also used for medical purposes made nice trophies for hunters, until the animal finally became extinct.
The last known specimen, an adult male, was kept as a pet at a temple in the Samut Sakhon province of Thailand. A drunk local killed this male in 1938 (Huffman, 2004). No confirmed reports of this species have since been heard and it is formally declared extinct since 1996.
During a visit to a Chinese medicine shop in a relativley remote area of Laos in February 1991, Laurent Chazée, an agronomist with the United Nations, saw a pair of antlers for sale. Not recognising the species, he photographed the antlers. The shop owner told Chazée the antlers came from a nearby district and that the animal had been killed in 1990. Later Chazée identified the antlers as coming from a Schomburgk's deer.
Local people consider the site to have strong animal spirits and hunting is prohibited there. This may explain why the Schomburgk's deer possibly survived in that area. (Schoering, 1995), (MacPhee & Flemming, 1999). Further research is needed.
For more on this topic see: the exctinction website, Schomburk's deer, List of mammals of Thailand, Animals and plants unique to Thailand