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.
There is one tip I have learned over the years in hunting whitetails in late season snow. Do not overlook soybeans left standing on the edges of fence rows, woods, creeks, buildings wherever it might be, this is where the deer will be while the food lasts during late season. December/January will pull deer in from some distance away to feed on the easy to get to food.
I killed one of my nicest bucks off of a very small patch of soybeans that was left after rains created a...