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deer hunters... ever see one of these?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by rfb45colt, May 24, 2004.

  1. rfb45colt

    rfb45colt safe-cracker

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    Even more rare than an albino, is a "melanistic" whitetail. I've never even heard of one these, until a friend sent me this pic. This is an awesome looking deer. :)


    attempts to post pic unsuccessful, and have been deleted
     
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    rfb45colt safe-cracker

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    Hmmm.... can't get the link to work. It's an all black (and I do mean BLACK) whitetail buck.
     

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    You are trying to link to an image on your hard drive... how about pointing the link to the web site where you found it since we can't see files on your hard drive (and shouldn't, by the way:))
     
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    I got the pic as an e-mail attachment. Being totally computer illiterate (I only know where the on-off button is:(), I don't have the foggiest idea as to how to post it here.... but I deleted my previous attempts. I tried posting it as an attachment, that didn't work either.

    It's a pic of a mature 8pt whitetail buck, harvested by a hunter in MI... the deer is totally black, except for the underside of it's tail.
     
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    sarge Millennium Member

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    Send it to me, I'll post it for you.

    glock23c at hotmail dot com
     
  6. RJ Schuknecht

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    Lets see if this works.

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    Thanks RJ, that's the one.
     
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    According to retired Michigan DNR deer researcher John Ozoga, melanism is more rare than an albino. I have never seen either abnormality myself.
     
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    Dogbite DNT TREAD ON ME

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    I have never seen that color phase.
     
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    I've never seen such a thing. Amazing. Hope it passed it's line on so others may arrive.

    I've never seen such an awsome looking deer. Almost spooky.
     
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    Monster rack on that skunk!
     
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    That thing is beautiful. What a great rack for such a rare deer. We have had stories of a fabled Piebald deer on our hunting farm for as long as I've been around. (Not quite albino but has lots of white patches.) The last hunter to "see" it claimed he didn't know what it was so he didn't shoot at it. I don't know if he's still out there but the stories are good!
     
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    I've seen a doe that was black once, and a couple in the same herd that were dark dark brown, but it was on another guy's property and in a Buck only county. We bagged those does with the video camera though.


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    My uncle shot a piebald last time i went to visit him. It was a young doe. I looked ant it. Went back in the house, and said "Tim, If that sucker didn't have hooves I'd swear you shot somebody's dog!!!" It' looked about like a dalmatian. He traded it for another deer to a friend of his who was gonna get it mounted.


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    Looks like bad genes somewhere along the line.
     
  16. TScottW99

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    actually it's just a genetic fluke. All animals can have a differn't color phase. I reallly like the melanistic in deer and squirrels and the red phase in turkeys. Now to just get one of each ;f
     
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    Does this make the squirrels black?
     
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    Yes. I have seen black grey squirrels, fox squirrels and chipmunks. Seems like every time I see a black/melanistic squirrel I have a deer rifle with me and not a shotgun :( :)
     
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    That is an awesome looking deer, I've killed a truck load, but have never seen anything like that. In Montana we've got both mulies and whitetails, and have never seen a color phase like that. I hope you had the hide tanned, or had it mounted, it would look awesome on the wall. Congrats on a nice deer,