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Wild Bill Bucks
February 15, 2006, 05:42 PM
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I hope this picture comes out, it's pretty neat so I thought I would share it with you guys.
Some freinds of my daughter in Texas found it next to the hiway where it's mother had been run over.
Going to give it to the wildlife department, and they told her it was a 1 in a million deer, and would get special treatment for raising.

My daughters tennis shoe is a size 5 1/2 in the background.

kingudaroad
February 15, 2006, 05:50 PM
Thats amazing Wild Bill!

fisherman66
February 15, 2006, 05:52 PM
I think it's gonna need some pepper. They are very tender at that age.


I had doe rights at a lease I was visiting as a guest last year. A nice high hat 10 pointer played the "you can't shoot me game" for about 10 minutes. I don't know if I could have restrained myself from shooting if it were an albino.

Beautiful deer. I bet it live a very long and "horny" life.

spacemanspiff
February 15, 2006, 06:36 PM
'one in a million' you say?

i was watching Real TV i think, that or it was a hunters program, i forget which. had footage from near a deer feeding area, of an albino buck deer that chased away all other deer and once they were gone an albino doe came out and ate alongside the albino buck.

i'm sure that footage is online somewhere if one wanted to google for it.

yorec
February 15, 2006, 08:33 PM
Cool.

Fawns are neat normally - that one... Just cool. :cool:

Twycross
February 15, 2006, 09:19 PM
Neat. I've never seen any picture of a completely albino deer before.

impact
February 15, 2006, 09:31 PM
There must be more to this! We have a young girl on our lease that shot a albino deer. It was her first deer. the next year a hunter saw a albino deer but let it go!

Kinda like the black squrriel. Which is a gray squrriel. Or maybe a red squrriel?

zeisloft
February 16, 2006, 10:46 AM
I believe they are a bit more common than one might think. An old Indian belief (not sure what tribe, or even if it is any more than hearsay) is that shooting an albino deer will result in bad luck hunting for the next X seasons. One of my uncles shot one in the early 80s and suffered from nodeeritus for the next 5 yrs. Dad arrowed a piebald buck which was predominately white, and saw nothing but young does for the next 2 seasons. Last season my uncle arrowed an albino 8 pt. We'll keep you posted on how he does next season.

superpelly
February 16, 2006, 11:17 AM
Against the law in Wisconsin to shoot a full albino. Only blotted deer.

loggerhead
February 16, 2006, 11:29 AM
Wild Bill, have you posted this pic someplace else or perhaps had it published in a magazine, recently?? I saw this pic some place before.

There use to be a herd of albino deer on a mans place out of Catherine Alabama, back in the late 60s. There were some pretty big racked bucks in the group too. I am not sure that they were "full bloodied" albinos as exemplifed by the pink eyes.

We do have an occasional blotched one show up, they are called bi-bald, I think. Bout as; rare as the occasional racked doe.

FirstFreedom
February 16, 2006, 11:32 AM
I think it's gonna need some pepper. They are very tender at that age.

Now that's just wrong. :)

chemist308
February 16, 2006, 12:13 PM
Yeah, someone emailed me that yesterday--really cool. Can't believe how tiny that thing is.

Oh, by the way: I think it's gonna need some pepper. They are very tender at that age.
that would be very unwise. You've no idea of the bad luck that follows killing an albino deer!

loggerhead
February 16, 2006, 12:47 PM
On the gril that rascal would reign supreme!

zeisloft
February 16, 2006, 03:53 PM
Chemist, where is that idea of bad luck from? My relatives mentioned in post #8 are up around your area. Old Indian belief?
~z

Wild Bill Bucks
February 16, 2006, 05:43 PM
Sorry about getting back to you guys, but I had the flu for the last two days, and have been unable to do anything but grunt and moan. so my wife will take care of me.:D

Daughter could have posted the picture before, I'm not sure. I got it from her via E-mail, so it could be every where.

We have a Army Base where I live that has a strain of white deer, called fallow deer. They are not legal to shoot. They do not have pink eyes,which is supposed to be, the real albinos. They are scattered across large portions of the U.S. mostly on game management areas. I am sure some of the white deer that people see are probably fallow deer.
Certain areas may yeild a larger portion of albino deer, but I have hunted in Oklahoma for 50 years, and seen a lot of deer, and this was a first for me.

It came from around one of the Islands off the Texas coast, and daughter says there was a lot of interest and pictures. So pictures could be everywhere.17609

chemist308
February 16, 2006, 07:41 PM
Old Indian belief?
Very well could be, though that's not my heritage. Anyway my uncle who shared it with me backed it up with a pretty convincing story of what happened to someone he knew that had killed and eaten one--the guy had a slew of unfortunate things happen to him and died in a hunting accident within 1 year. Some of those old legends are hold a little truth so I don't think I want to test it :)

Trip20
February 16, 2006, 10:30 PM
Weird. I saw this same picture a few months ago. I've also seen some Photoshop renderings such as the deer surrounded by fire to make it look evil.

Very interesting... (http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/albinodeer.asp) ;)
Hmm. (http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_albino_fawn.htm) ;)

TopGun
February 16, 2006, 10:43 PM
Very interesting Trip20,

Looks like this image has been circling the web since June 2005, that might explain a few of the other guys in this thread seeing this image elsewhere!

Steve

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the_oklahombre
February 16, 2006, 10:46 PM
Good one Trip20. Looks very familiar. :rolleyes:

Trip20
February 16, 2006, 10:47 PM
And in other news, I heard BS gives people the flu. :cool:

TopGun
February 16, 2006, 11:49 PM
Hey Wild Bill how are you feeling? Feeling feverish? :p

Wild Bill Bucks
February 17, 2006, 08:23 AM
Still 101.

Just thought it was a neat picture, but if certificate of authinticity is required, I will hold daughter on floor and beat her until she owns up to this evil plot.
Probably be around Christmas this year before I see her though, but stay tuned.:D

BIGR
February 22, 2006, 10:53 PM
I once seen a white deer while hunting but left it alone. It was a button head buck. That deer stood out like a sore thumb in the woods. I have often heard that is bad luck to kill one, but if I saw a big buck in the woods it would be tempting.

mikejonestkd
February 23, 2006, 08:28 AM
The seneca army depot in New York has a captive herd of all white deer. They are not albinos but true white deer. The army base was enclosed in fence decades ago and all the deer inside the fence ended up white.

Now they had started to tear down the base and sell off the land. We are not sure what is going to happen to the deer herd.

Jseime
February 24, 2006, 05:24 PM
thats amazing we've had a couple around here i guess but ive never seen them. I think if i saw one i wouldnt shoot it though (native legends scare the bejeepers out of me)

Hello123
February 26, 2006, 02:58 PM
Last turkey season, I saw an albino turkey.

Desertfox
February 28, 2006, 03:04 PM
I don't recall ever seeing, much less shooting a white deer. Someone please explain to me the string of bad hunting luck that I am having. LOL.
If I did see one, it is illegal to shoot it here. I am not sure of the laws in other states, but it is illegal in OK and TX.