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kwikrnu
11-21-2009, 16:41
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.

CanyonMan
11-21-2009, 19:35
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.




CanyonMan

kwikrnu
11-21-2009, 20:49
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.

CanyonMan
11-22-2009, 11:14
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.



Good luck on the pics. ;)



CM

Travispitt
11-22-2009, 15:29
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.

noway
11-22-2009, 16:44
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.

n0vember
11-23-2009, 03:54
If you shoot a white deer, you'll die within the year...

Mouth
11-23-2009, 08:01
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.

vafish
11-23-2009, 08:16
I found this list, don't know how correct it is, on the legality of hunting albino and piebald deer.

http://www.southeasternoutdoors.com/outdoors/hunting/hunting-albino-deer-illegal.html

From one report I read Albino deer are about 1 in 30,000 according to hunters reports.

I have never seen one in the wild.

Hummer
11-23-2009, 12:17
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:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g292/COHummer/Guns/Majik-white-mulie-buck.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g292/COHummer/Guns/Meekerwhite2.jpg

noway
11-23-2009, 14:03
Nice looking deer, if I seen a albino or piebald, I would take it. One n 30K you say ;)

smokin762
11-23-2009, 14:46
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.

http://glocktalk.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=619&pictureid=2243


http://glocktalk.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=619&pictureid=2244

Mouth
11-24-2009, 11:39
Very cool pics.