You need to check the regs real close and see if they say albino or white. A true albino will have a red pigment witch makes their eyes seam red when you look at them and usually a deer won't let you get close enough to check them out.
Also, here is an interesting paragraph I found. Looks like Oklahoma is the strictist, whil Iowa and Montana also protect piebalds of a certain percentage.
"States that protect albino deer and the year the law went into effect: Iowa (1989), Illinois (1983), Michigan (1990), Hunting District 500 in Montana (1992), Oklahoma (1997), Washington (1980) and Wisconsin (1965). Piebald deer are protected in Iowa, Montana, and Oklahoma. Iowa requires the deer to be 50 percent or more white, and Montana requires deer to be 75 percent white to be protected. In Oklahoma, all piebald deer are protected. "
We were hoping he would make it through all the hunting seasons, and it appeared he would. But during the rut he got kinda crazy and was hit on the highway. It was a big bummer, I would have loved to continue watching him for at least a couple more years. We've heard rumors that he had some offspring running around, but to date have not seen any more like him.
I saw one of these twins on January 21, 2011 in the early morning around Quail Ridge in the Boise Foothills. Amazingly white and quite beautiful. She was with several other deer. Hope I see her again when I have a camera.
While I was up on the mountains looking for some elk, we spotted some off in the distance. And while I was glassing these elk I couldn’t quite pick up the details of these elk because they were clear out there, and because I couldn’t keep steady enough to get a clear picture of what I was looking at. I told my brother, “I can’t really tell ‘cause I’m shaking.” He gave me the best piece of glassing advice I’ve ever been told (‘cause how many glassing tips can there really be...