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albino debate........

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by tt, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. I think most hunters would have taken that shot. (Me included!!!) It's nice you'll do a lifesize on it, too. Beats letting it die of natural causes and just rotting away. At least this way, its beauty will be preserved for many, many years.

    Some years ago, when I first bought my whitetail 'herd', a guy with a deer pen near here had an albino. He said it was only a couple years old and had some type of cancer. He went on to say the albino deer are prone to many maladies not commonly found in 'normal' deer. Guess that's why nature sees to it there isn't an abundance of them. Survival of the fittest, and apparently they don't fall into that category.
  2. zebrazach

    zebrazach New Member


  3. HAPP

    HAPP Active Member

    You have a trophy that many hunters would love to have. Congratulations! Given the chance, I would shoot one too.
  4. B.S.O'Hare

    B.S.O'Hare Member

    Congrats! Thats awesome! I woulda waxed it without hesitation. Like you said with poachers and all the other factors you could have passed on it never to see it again.
  5. I would have definately shot it. I thought albinos were sterile and couldn't breed.
  6. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)


    **I thought albinos were sterile and couldn't breed**

    Nope, being albino does not affect a species from reproducing. It is just a mutant gene that affects their melanin.


  7. excellent trophy, i would of shot it also, i saw one a few years ago on the farm i hunt but it was to far to take a shot at, they are BEAUTIFUL.......once again CONGRATS
  8. GreenBullhead

    GreenBullhead Peep peeep peep C:

    Congrats, that's a nice deer. I would never be angry at someone for shooting an albino!! It's only natural for an albino animal to be taken out of the group first.
    Like you said, if you didn't shoot it, a predator or another hunting would have had their eyes on him...

    TIM DUNCAN surry county va

    congrats nice deer who cares what other people think thats a once and in lifetime deer right there
  10. bowkill

    bowkill New Member

    Most of em were just jealous not mad
  11. No problems.. no explanation needed... very unique trophy.. just read an article in Vermont newspaper people upset about a girl who kill an albino moose with her dad mixed emotion by some... lol no big deal here meat's ...meat's, can't eat the fur... but it sure looks pretty on the wall.
  12. Outback 33

    Outback 33 U.S.A.

    Well I think your question has been answered. I would have taken the shot also. (Great Trophy)
  13. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    I could not shoot that baby, but thats cool beans for you, that will make an easy mount, less to sew up then if it was an adult.
  14. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    I would have passed it up because it was button buck fawn. I would have gotten together with my neighbors and tried to get them to pass it up too. The fact that it was white does not change that. I guess you have to ask yourself the question of wheather or not you would have shot that same deer if it were brown. It would have been a lot cooler to watch him grow up at least a little. lIf this was posted on a forum that wasn't all taxidermists, then I think that the responses would have been a lot different. Most hunters I believe would not consider that animal a trophy, rather just an oddity.