Trophy Albino Buck Taken

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by Sonic82, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

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  2. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    i woulda shot him too. white deer generally dont have long life spans. hard to believe that one has such a nice rack
     

  3. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

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    It's in an area with CWD...so the DNR aren't protecting them. There's a herd of Albinos in that area.
     
  4. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Really big deer for an albino. It sounds to me more like a oooOOOoooo we got neet stuff and you can't take it kind of deal. That or they fear losing the tourist money.

    Anyway, it was an out of town hunter so did they even know of this...unspoken rule? Maybe someone should say something. Unspoken rules are just that unspoken, and unknown to outsiders.
     
  5. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    mmmm, Albino buck speadies, the other white meat!
     
  6. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    thats awesome LOLOLOLOL!!! too bad it wasnt an albino wolf
     
  7. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    My friend has a nice albino buck behind his house but he refuses to let me shoot it.
     
  8. Mosin

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    This is scumbag journalism again. I wonder how big this 'controversy' is. I'm sure you could dig up some left wing morons, tell them about the deer I slaughtered and drag up 'controversy'. Notice the headline 'LEGALLY' in all capital letters. Trying to suggest that a defective, genetic mutated deer which is probe to health issues and predators should be left to breed and pollute the gene pool. No mention of that, just a casual mention that albino fawns usually don't make it past the first year... Not to mention that it wasn't even a true albino.
    Then the classic scum journalism tactic of sprinkling some more random acts into the story to bolster the unstated but implied opinion that hunters are immoral and irresponsible... That scumbag 'writer' could have just as easily stated 'however, millions of people hunted this year and were fine.'... Nope. Of course not, not when the medias job is to manipulate public opinion and sway people to the left wing commie way.

    Am I over reacting?... Look at morals, values, and what is defined as acceptable now, as opposed to 30 years ago. You won't be allowed to hunt in another 30 years, with journalism like this... The same 'journalism' that convinced the 'British Empire' to hand in their guns.

    Media is disgusting.
     
  9. Sonic82

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    Good post....it's a daily conditioning. To be fair, if it's the Wisconsin town I saw a documentry on TV about the herd. The town is quite proud of these deer, but not as proud as some may have you believe. This is rural Wisconsin after all...where hunting is part of their culture.

    As you said...the journalists are the culprits.
     
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  10. Mosin

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    The story is by daily mail in the UK...like the British have any concept of firearm ownership freedom, I would be willing to wager money that the "journalist" has never shot a gun, and is probably appaled by hunting.
     
  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I think this herd is not albino deer but true white deer. That is white deer with brown eyes. Albino animals lack any pigmentation. White animals are just that........white animals. This herd of white deer have been thriving for many years. I don't believe there is any illness or weakness in this gene pool as there might be for true albinos.

    There is a few albino deer in Wisconsin, too. Albinos will have pink eyes and very pink nose leather. The white deer will have brown eyes.

    I think to take one on occasion is as good for this herd as it is for any other herd.
     
  12. Sonic82

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    I think you are correct on that Winds. On a different note..I noticed a comment from a gal from LA below that article..who suggests Deer Hunters only shoot for the kill aspect because NObody eats venison. What a ignorant fool...I've never met any Deer Hunters who don't keep the meat...and I've been living in deer country a long long time :mad:
     
  13. kycol

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    Although few in number there are a antler hunter around, I have seen some check their deer and ask if anyone wants them. And if no one takes them I know full well that they are dumped on the side of the road. Also lots around here are never check in to begin with. Lots buy tags but kill deer and not tag them also.

    I always tagged every one and ate everyone.
     
  14. Sonic82

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    ....and where's that?
     
  15. jpattersonnh

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    When I lived in Pelham NH I had a big buck that bedded not 25 yards from my back door. He had a pass every year as he became part of the family. My wife never saw him. You could see him coming and going, only his legs through the dense brush. We were in a densely populated area compared to most places. He had a large pond and swamp less then 30 yards past my door. I saw bow hunters walk right past him on their way in and out year after year. I would put a 5lb bag of apples out for him every Christmas. I did shoot a whiteish/ very light, very big coyote w/ #4 lead there.
     
  16. kycol

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    Kentucky that's where, and I bet there are some everywhere. Heck it's getting hard to find a place to hunt anymore with all the out of state guys leasing up hunting rights
     
  17. Sonic82

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    Well..I'm sure it goes a little up here too. For the most part Wisconsin and Minnesota take the venison...that's my experience.
     
  18. 303tom

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    I would have shot it................
     
  19. kfox75

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    You would think they could atleast take it somewhere to donate it. If my family has a surplus, or one is not up to someone elses "standards" , we will take them, process them, and donate the meat to the local homeless shelters. It is ALWAYS apreciated there. I am of the same mindset as you kycol, I fill a tag, I report it, and I eat it. The only reason I hunt is for food. After all, the meat at the grocery store is way overpriced. I also pick up fresh roadkill deer, and do the same with it. If god decides to grace me with a free meal, I am more than willing to do his work and share it with others in need. That being said, the poeple I hunt with and I have 2 clear rules.

    1 If it is a buck, age it before you shoot. Take a good look at the body and the face, and you can tell if it is over 3 1\2 years of age. It is a personal preference of the group, to let them get big, and let them spread the genetics on to the next generation. In time, this will improve the quality of the harvest.

    2 There are 2 piebalds (white with brown spots) on the property we hunt. They are not to be shot, unless they are wounded by another hunter, or another animal.

    The second is the landowner's rule. We follow it when ever we go to his farm to hunt. It is not wise to sh!t where you eat, 'nuff said.

    I would have too. With a camera if it was in range, or with a gun if deemed necisary by rule 2.
     
  20. zaitsev44

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    My friend has a albino buck near his house, he said it was a 6 point. He didn't shoot it cause he thought it was too pretty to shoot. I woulda shot it on the spot. IMO