Here in Michigan, albino deer are protected. Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin protect them as well. The Michigan law protecting albino deer was started in 1990 after a predominant newspaper placed a picture with an article of an albino buck taken by a hunter. The anti's wanted this "species" of deer protected and a law was passed. It was passed in short order. The oldest of these laws is from the state of Wisconsin, which was implemented in 1965.
To clarify: This is not another species.
Albino deer are genetically inferior animals.
Why would we protect animals that do not pass the "survival of the fittest" test?
Why are we promoting a recessive gene?
The novelty of seeing an albino should not take the place of sound wildlife management. Furthermore, evolutionary selection does not promote recessive traits.
I believe we should pressure our state wildlife agencies to repeal these absurd laws. I am anxious to hear the thoughts of other midwest hunters. Should we keep these laws, or work to get them eliminated?