Who would shoot an albino deer?

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  1. BowhunterX

    BowhunterX Newb

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    I would probably shoot it. What about y’all?
     
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    Yes I would. Inferior animals. Beautiful but they have a hard life.

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    Women and deer have to meet the same stringent requirements, healthy, beautiful and a big rack....color is of little concern.
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    Big rack isn't all that important either.
     
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    Tennessee prohibits hunting, trapping or possessing albino deer. FWIW, there is also a section on albino turkeys- legal to shoot one but take precautions to make sure it's not a farmer's domestic turkey.
     
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    Hhmmm ...I have a real issue with the poor inferior, get them out of the gene pool argument. That said, a female no I wouldn't a male within my criteria, yes sir I would. A pie I would.
     
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    Albino critters have a disadvantage against predators due to their coloration. Easy to see. They do reproduce but offspring doesn't survive as long as the critters with the natural coloration.
     
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    I would if legal, but not legal here. Has to have a spot of brown to be legal, unsure if the eyes count as true albinos have pinkish eyes where as white deer have brown.

    Here the first is illegal but the second would be legal. white-deer-stag-carl-mrozek-660.jpg


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    Yet there are herds of them in both Wisconsin and NYS not to mention breeding females with fawns photographed across the US some great ones in the Buffalo area.. Then the beautiful racked bucks pictured. Rare yes, inferior that's another theory perhaps to be dispelled
     
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    A buck with a rack ? Maybe. A doe ? Nah.

    Both scare me for tablefare frankly.


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    Albinos also have poor eyesight compared to normal deer. I'm talking true pink eye albino.

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    Yes

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    Rutty helps, too
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    Why? Albinism isn't a disease.
     
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    I would shoot either one of these guys without hesitation (where allowed by law)
     
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    They are an abherration and should be taken out of the gene pool. absolutely no scientific reason to ban hunting and shooting of albino,s
     
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    If legal yes, if not then Im not obsessing over it. I like watching all deer. There is something special about the ones that are different but in the end they are all really the same and provide the same purpose.
     
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    A true albino is pretty rare. Depends if it is legal and more than likely I wouldn't shoot it if it were a doe or small buck. However, piebalds are legal to shoot and I have shot one 9 point that was 3 1/2 years old and would have let it go longer if it wasn't for an idiot neighbor shooting his mouth off on Facepalm.
     
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    Not sure if I would.
     
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    I would. Had an albino on camera in 2014 (central MN). Best friend ended up shooting it that fall during the rut.

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