Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
xedge2002

Albino Buck

Recommended Posts

xedge2002    0
xedge2002

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

ALBINO_BUCK_3.jpg

ALBINO_BUCK_2.jpg

ALBINO_BUCK_.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
David Frank    0
David Frank

Wow! What a cool animal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tyler Holm    0
Tyler Holm

Now that's just plain cool stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tyler Holm    0
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)

albino.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LABS4ME    0
LABS4ME

Quote:

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
outdoor ran    0
outdoor ran

Cool pics guys, thanks for sharing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
harvey lee    13
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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tealitup    1
tealitup

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
perchking    23
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
harvey lee    13
harvey lee

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ikeslayer    0
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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Coach1310    1
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)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tealitup    1
tealitup

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cooter    0
Cooter

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lcornice    0
lcornice

Quote:

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
David Frank    0
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FarByondDrivn    0
FarByondDrivn

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
96trigger    0
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BigWadeS    0
BigWadeS

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SCUMFROG    0
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FrontenacPike    1
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LABS4ME    0
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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SCUMFROG    0
SCUMFROG

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LABS4ME    0
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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cooter    0
Cooter

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • PRO-V
      Get off this site du__ b___
    • PRO-V
      You aren't a bunny hugger are you?
    • trolloni
      How much for the  journals you kept for the last 27 years?   like date, times, weather, bait, lure,  color, how many fish caught, how many released, how many kept, wind direction , moon phase, and location?????????,just kiddin around, thanks for the good info on here over the years , please don't stop posting on here, we all love the big v, for those of us who cant be up there all the time, it sure helps  the ego after some very trying days trying to climb the  mountain !!
    • Northlander
      Enjoy your retirement Account! Thanks for all the knowledge you have spread throughout the years.
    • redlabguy
      We're all hoping we won't hear the last from Ace for a long, long time. Congratulations- you'll get the hang of this retirement thing and enjoy it, Dick
    • PakAttack86
      I've been fishing all my life, but I've only recently started seriously catfishing. I've discovered a spot near my home on the Minnesota river where the current comes to a still near a small, no longer active dam where there are rocks and tons of baitfish, which I assume should be a good spot for big flatheads. I've fished this spot a few days now and have only successfully pulled out a small flathead of maybe 5 or 6 pounds on a medium sized live sucker about a foot below a bobber. For your experienced catters, what's the best approach for big cats this time of year? Do you prefer live bait or cut bait? When using cut bait are heads or filets better? Since MN only allows one rod out should I be focusing my bait near the bottom of the river or a couple feet under a bobber? I tend to fish between 7pm-10pm although I'd like to try more late night fishing. Thanks for any suggestions!
    • OhioVike
    • OhioVike
      Had similar issues.  I was up for three weeks, each week it was a different set of boats encroaching.  I don't think you can do to much about the one week fishermen. They are in a panic to find fish and when the see one go in the boat, look out. One time,  I was looping in and out of a small spot picked up nice fish and this guy comes in right on that spot and starts jigging.  I couldn't even get back to it.  He would have never know it was there.  I just leave and find more fish.  
    • RoosterMan
      Definitely that time of year again.  Load the boat full of kids and put the raps out and be prepared to catch a lot of fish.  Only gets better from here.  Pic of my son and his cousin and their limits.  Good memories being made.
    • Rick
      When archery deer season opens Saturday, Sept. 16, mandatory testing for chronic wasting disease and restrictions on moving deer carcasses begins again in southeastern Minnesota’s CWD management zone, deer permit area 603.  “With archery deer season approaching, hunters are encouraged to plan ahead and be aware of the testing that will be required and the specifics about when they can and can’t move carcasses out of the CWD zone,” said Lou Cornicelli, wildlife research manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Archery hunters in deer permit area (DPA) 603 will be required to submit the head from all adult deer 1 year old or older so lymph nodes can be tested for CWD. Hunters cannot remove the carcass or carcass remains from the CWD zone until a negative test result is reported. Carcass movement restrictions do allow hunters to immediately transport out of the zone quarters or other deer pieces without spinal column parts; boned-out meat; and antlers with a skull plate that is free of brain matter. Hunters should check page 65 of the 2017 Minnesota Hunting and Trapping Regulations Handbook for additional information. “Archery deer hunters also should check the DNR website for the DPA boundary map,” Cornicelli said. “As a reminder, the CWD management zone was created from DPAs 347 and 348, so hunters need to be mindful of what area they’re hunting.” Hunters are required to register their deer. DNR will allow phone and Internet registration during the archery season in the CWD zone. The system will be monitored for compliance and may be turned off if needed. Mandatory testing and carcass movement restrictions will remain in effect for area 603 throughout deer seasons for archery, firearm, muzzleloader and any late season hunts. Head collection boxes will be located in: Chatfield: Magnum Sports, 1 1st St., 507-867-4399. Preston: DNR area forestry office, 912 Houston St., 507-765-2740. Lanesboro: DNR area fisheries office, 23789 Grosbeak Rd., 507-467-2442. Wykoff: Goodies and Gas, 104 E Front St., 507-352-2421. Harmony: Oak Meadow Meats, 50 9th St., 507-886-6328 Archery hunters should do the following: Field dress (gut) deer as normal. Register deer via phone, internet or walk-in big game registration station. If harvest occurs late in the day, sample (head) submission and registration do not have to occur on the same day. If the deer will be mounted, a video showing how to properly cape your deer is available at bitly.com/capeadeer. Remove the head, leaving at least 4 inches of neck attached. Hunters can take meat out of the zone immediately but the carcass (head with brain and spinal column) cannot be moved outside deer permit area 603 until a negative test result is received so hunters must: Make arrangements to refrigerate the carcass before the deer is processed; Cut deer into quarters or other pieces; or Bone-out the meat. Ensure no spinal column or brain matter is included with the meat or on the antlers. Properly dispose of carcass remains. There will be a dumpster at the DNR forestry office in Preston for hunters who don’t have a way to dispose of remains. The Preston dumpster is being provided as a courtesy for deer carcass disposal only. It will be removed if people attempt to process deer there or use the dumpster for trash disposal. Bring the entire head of deer to one of five head box collection sites. Each collection box has specific instructions on how to properly submit the head for sampling. Put heads in the plastic bags provided. Use the maps provided at each box to mark an “X” where the deer was harvested. Submit this map with sample. Samples during the archery season will be submitted for testing on Mondays and Thursdays. It may take up to four business days for test results to be available.  CWD test results can be searched using a nine-digit MDNR number online at www.mndnr.gov/cwdcheck. Deer hunters should regularly check the DNR’s CWD website at mndnr.gov/cwd for the most recent information. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.