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Thats awesome. She has lots

Thats awesome. She has lots of white on her. I've seen Piebald and albino deer but only in pens. Maybe some day.

Knowing my luck when I do finally see a 200 inch buck while hunting it will be Pieband and I cant shoot it.

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You need to check the regs

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. 

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Cool

I have seen white tails like that but never a mulie!

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I think Oklahoma rules out

I think Oklahoma rules out any of the above

 

"It is unlawful to kill a white deer or piebald deer without specific written permission from the Department Director."

I'm sure since a albino deer is white they would be illegal to shoot also.

That is directly from the regulations. I've never heard of anyone getting permission from the Director so I'm not sure if thats even possible.

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Pretty cool photos!!

Pretty cool photos!!

 

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. "

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Albino+and+piebald+deer-a0117771729

 

 

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Albino mule deer photos

I posted these photos back in 2006 when we spotted this albino mule deer just south of Meeker Colorado. I've reposted in a gallery here:

http://www.biggamehunt.net/galleries/cowgal/albino-mule-deer

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.

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Nice pics Cowgal. 

Nice pics Cowgal. 

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Very cool !

Very cool ! Laugh

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Albino Deer in Boise 2011

I live in the foothills and saw this albino deer on January 21, 2011.  it was with about 9 others in the early morning.  amazingly beautiful -- but just one,,, no sign of it's twin.

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Albino Deer in Boise 2011

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.

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