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albino buck ?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by kwikrnu, Nov 21, 2009.


  1. kwikrnu

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    I just saw an albino 4 point buck in my backyard. How rare are these? I'd consider getting a license if albino deer is better than the regular stuff. My daughter took a picture, but it wasn't very good.



    edit: I just found out it is illegal to kill albino deer in TN.
     

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  2. CanyonMan

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    In 58 years, and tens of thousands of deer sightings, from the rockies to the south to the west, in all types of hunting terrrain/s, I have seen one pure white albino deer. A doe. In Tennessee while hunting with realitives. My understanding is, if your going to see one, it is a better chance to see one in the south than here out west. Do not ask me why on that one. I do not know. :dunno: Just what I have learned over the years.




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  3. kwikrnu

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    The bus driver saw it in front of our house on Thursday. It was about 20 yards behind my house this afternoon. I'm hoping I can get some good pics in the next few days if it sticks around. Hunting season started today, so I hope someone doesn't get it.
     
  4. CanyonMan

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    Good luck on the pics. ;)



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  5. Travispitt

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    there are quite a few albino deer around the area I live. I've probably seen 20 or so in the last fifteen years. some are partially white and some are all white.
     
  6. noway

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    Pure albino are the rarest and piebald are rare. Most will die soon and have a non-tactical advantage in the wild over the regular deers.
     
  7. n0vember

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    If you shoot a white deer, you'll die within the year...
     
  8. Mouth

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    Hope you get a shot at it (with your camera) before someone else does... There are a lot of really selfish hunters out there... Even if it isn't legal they will shoot.
     
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  10. Hummer

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    Here's a couple photos taken by some friends of mine of a white mule deer buck that hung around Meeker, Colorado in 2006. It was kind of adopted by the townsfolks and given the name, Majik. I haven't heard what became of him but I'm pretty sure there's no regulation preventing the take of white deer in CO. Majik is a partial albino, properly termed "leucistic" as he has some dark pigmentation including the black nose and eyes. Piebald is a different kind of aberration that usually shows large black splotches on white.

    I've never seen a white deer in the field myself but would certainly take one during hunting season. You can bet he'd become full body mount. Would look great on a platform on the wall of the cabin. :supergrin:

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  11. noway

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    Nice looking deer, if I seen a albino or piebald, I would take it. One n 30K you say ;)
     
  12. smokin762

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    The place my dad used to work was right behind a Metro Park. Some of the guys, including my dad would feed the deer. One day this little guy showed up. Sorry, these are older pictures and I had to take a picture of a picture in order to post them.

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  13. Mouth

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    Very cool pics.