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You ain't gonna believe this one

At first I thought it had to be a Dall ram, but no way there's a Dall ram in the Wind River Canyon of Wyoming.  And then I zoomed in the pic, and sure enough, he has the classic red eye.  And to make matters worse, it's the second albino animal my girlfriend has found with me after last winter's cow elk (sorry no pic) while we were late season hunting.  Who knows what's next with my little good luck charm, maybe a unicorn?

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Awesome find Ex! I think I

Awesome find Ex! I think I shall change careers and buy an expensive camera and follow you around for a year or two. I could fill out a great portfolio in no time!

 

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That is AWESOME! I want to

That is AWESOME! I want to see that bastard in 5-7 years. He is going to be a tight curl and won't score that well but you can't really argue with an albino bighorn. I still can't believe that!

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Albino

That is very cool. Never even heard of an albino bighorn let alone see one. That would make a fantastic trophy. Best I have seen where 2 albino whitetail bucks both in Illinois.

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Thats amazing!!

Thats amazing!! You got a good luck charm in your girlfriend. You might want to keep her around for a while lol

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Wow, Thats a nice looking

Wow, Thats a nice looking little guy. If I had a ram tag and saw him in the wild i dont know if I would shoot him. I would probably just let him walk. I like the looks of albino animals and would have a hard time pulled the trigger on one. Of coarse i say that now but when it came down to it who know what i would do.

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Cool

That had to be awesome to see, thanks for sharing.

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That's a gorgeous animal! 

That's a gorgeous animal!  Very lucky to come across that Ex!!! It's funny, that last photo looks like it has a collar on.  A shadow, I assume.

Do they allow hunting for the those guys there, or is this guy pretty safe?

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That is truly awesome!!  The

That is truly awesome!!  The only albine game animal I have seen or atleast I think it was albino, was a canada goose it was kind of a tanish color, he obviouslydid not decoy that day.  Saw it at 50 yards and if I ever thought of skybusting that was it, but I didn't.

Congrats on your find....make sure and get some good pics of that unicorn!

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As always you continue to

As always you continue to provide us with great and in this case a rare and unusual photo. I have never gotten to see an albino in the wild and only a couple of rare mounts and a few pictures here and there. I did chase a black squirell around one fall when I was  kid but was never able to find him when I was actually hunting.

To answer a previous question from Ca_Vermonster, unlike many states across the country albinos are completely legal to shoot in Colorado if you ever happen to come across one in season. I'm not sure how many other states that applies to.

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Sorry Hunter, I should have

Sorry Hunter, I should have clarified a little better.  I didn't mean "can you shoot them" in Colorado.  When I said "there", I was wondering if it was some sort of protected preserve or state park, where any sheep, let alone an albino, was off limits.

My bad.....

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