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xedge2002

Albino Buck

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xedge2002

I got these pics in an email. It sounds like they were taken somewhere in Wisconsin

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David Frank

Wow! What a cool animal.

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Tyler Holm

Now that's just plain cool stuff.

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Tyler Holm

Here's a picture my aunt sent me that was taken in March 2005 near Isle, MN (Father Hennepin Park)

Young buck (scent gland on hind leg)

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LABS4ME

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It sounds like they were taken somewhere in Wisconsin


Yep, definitley taken in Wisconsin......... There's a PBR sign in the backround! grin.gif hehehe

Good Luck!

Ken

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outdoor ran

Cool pics guys, thanks for sharing.

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harvey lee

Now that would be a trophy.I saw one up north many years ago when I was about 12.Dont ask how many that was ago as I cannot remember. wink.gif

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tealitup

Would you shoot? I dont know if I would or leave it; although that buck next year might be a great trophy.

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perchking

I know in Michigan it's NOT leagal to shot them I think they need to be 25%brown to leagally harvest on Albino.

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harvey lee

I dont think I could honestly say until it was standing in range.A very tough call.

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ikeslayer

i heard once that it was iLLegal to shoot albinos but idon't think ihave come accross anyting in the regs is this true in MN. Sweet pics none the less. ike

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Coach1310

Albinos are not protected in MN, however I am pretty sure they are in Wisconsin. People kinda keep sightings hush hush because it has proved to draw poachers!!!(at least in WI)

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tealitup

You are right I asked the DNR this question about a squirrel. Albinos are not protected in MN in any way.

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Cooter

They are protected in WI and yep, the pic must be from up nort with that PBR sign.

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lcornice

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You are right I asked the DNR this question about a squirrel. Albinos are not protected in MN in any way.


They are protected in that you can only take them during open season with a valid license. From a regulatory perspective, they're the same as brown deer.

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David Frank

Great pics guys. I know I would not hesitate to pull the trigger on either of them with a valid license. I guess I should check the SD regs to see if they are protected here at all.

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FarByondDrivn

Cool pics guys! Love the PBR comments. Where legal, that would be a sweet mount!

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96trigger

Cool pics. I have heard of guys shooting albinos, I know that it doesn't go over very well with the locals who like to look at these obscure genetically flawed animals. They become like pets because everyone knows THAT deer. If you ever pull the trigger on one, be ready to take some heat.

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BigWadeS

One of the local morning news shows, can't remember what channel, had these picutres on it...pretty cool

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SCUMFROG

True albino's have no pigment, we all know this. It looks to me like a regular white tail deer that’s just all white. Just like the gray squirrels that are black.

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FrontenacPike

Great pics thanks for sharing. Boy would that make a cool mount. I wouldn't have a problem pulling the trigger on a beatifull dear like that. Typically albino deer have a much shorter life span than your common deer. They loose their eye sight early in life and eventually starve to death or make easy targets for coyotes. To let a trophy like that be wasted by yotes or starvation would be a shame.

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LABS4ME

Scumfrog, I don't think that deer has any pigment.... Look again. Pink eyes, ears and hoofs would back that up. It looks like a true albino to me.

Good Luck!

Ken

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SCUMFROG

The first set of pictures is an albino, but the 2 runny across the street is a what deer. He has black eyes.

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LABS4ME

Just read the paper. A guy was tagged with a $300 fine for shooting a mature albino buck (nice 8 point I believe) in Clam Falls, WI. The DNR also confiscated the buck. He said he knew albinos were protected. Seems like it's not enough punishment for knowingly shooting a protected animal. His excuse was, he was shooting into the sun and couldn't I.D. it and he thought there was a small patch of brown on it's head which would make it a legal piebald deer; but with the pink eyes and ears and nose and white hooves it would've definitley been an easy I.D. as an albino.

Just another article in the media to make hunters look like gun hungry, shoot 'em up 1st... I.D. them second cowboys, running around the woods. Seems Guys are always so worried about filling a deer tag that they will do just about anything legal or not. And I believe it's getting worse every year. Trespassing on the land I hunt has gotten worse, to the point where part of each day is spent by a member of the party patrolling the property lines. Thier excuse is usually "I shot at a deer and I'm trying to see if I hit it." or their stands are set-up 5' over the line and they claim they aren't shooting at deer off the county land, even after a member of our party caught a guy shooting at one on our posted land. He still denied it.

I'm not so worried about the loss of this one Albino Buck, but rather the lack of ethics that is permeating throughout the sport of hunting.

Good Luck!

Ken

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Cooter

Yep, we have our share of idiots just like everywhere else.

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