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Old 10-21-2019, 11:50 AM   #1
meltingfeather
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Why have I never seen one of these until this weekend, when my wife showed me a pic?
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:51 AM   #2
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super cool! that in is more unique that I have seen in the past;.
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:02 PM   #3
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Seen one in person or just in general?

To see one in person in the wild is a once in lifetime opportunity.
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:02 PM   #4
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Cool
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:13 PM   #5
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I have one on cam showing up right now. He's a nice 8 but needs at least one more year. If he makes it through gun season he will be my target for next year. He doesn't have near that much white though. Neat animals for sure.
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:15 PM   #6
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They're much more common in the Midwest and Northeast. I think some states outlaw shooting them.
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:18 PM   #7
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We have one on our place in Duval county. He isn't nearly this pretty, but he has a huge white patch across his front shoulder on his left side, and a skinnier strip along his right side. I saw him last year a couple times, and he blew up this year. Still only a 4 year old though, so it'll be fun to see what he does the next few years.
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:25 PM   #8
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Somehow I never even knew they existed. The pic is just one I grabbed off dem innanets.
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:10 PM   #9
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I used to hunt with dogs in south Alabama in Barbour co. and they had an albino deer in the office at the WMA. We saw lots of piebald squirrels, even a skunk, not striped but patchy white and black. My cousins who hunted there for years said they would see a deer occasionally. Like mentioned above, it is more prevalent in some parts of the country.

On a side note, the only deer I have killed in Alabama was down there. we were doing a run, and after an hour or so a little beagle came close to me. I had a rope in my pocket and tried to catch it, because you end up hunting dogs more than deer, but he wasn't having it. He ran off a bit and started yipping, I look in the direction he is yipping at and there is a big spike running right at me looking over his shoulder at the dog behind him. I raised my shotgun and shot, his front feet braked and the back kept going and he did a flip and stopped right at my feet. Never even twitched. This spike had a lot of trash on the horns, one looked like an antelope. Pretty big deer, dressed about 140 lbs. A couple of nice antlered deer that were killed on this hunt weighed near 200 lbs dressed. Lots bigger than our deer, but up where my cousins live in northeast Ala. there are sized like our deer.
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:21 PM   #10
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Interesting about squirrels getting the mutation

I saw a Skunk that has opposite coloring once while hunting with NV. He had a block stripe down his back but a white body.
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:58 PM   #11
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Ive seen one once off 81 in west Virginia about 2 yrs ago.
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:18 PM   #12
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Killed a piebald doe as a teenager on our farm in MD
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:10 PM   #13
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Only one I recall was in Centerville.
Didnít even survive his rookie year.
And guys, I have spent 55 yrs since I killed my first!
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:59 PM   #14
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Never seen one myself, they sure are pretty!
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:17 AM   #15
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I think they are more common up north and in the Midwest. I’ve read that melanistic is a more rare trailer than piebald; we have a lot of melanistic here in Cen Tex. Can’t say I’ve seen anybody post a piebald WT from Texas.
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Old 10-22-2019, 09:04 AM   #16
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Pretty cool. I love them...
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:08 AM   #17
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Very cool. I haven't seen one in person yet.

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-22-2019, 12:29 PM   #18
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Back my first year of bow hunting at Ft. Rucker, Alabama there was one doe that hung around the hospital and housing area that I saw a couple of times driving to work. Wasn't an area that could be hunted so all I could do was watch.
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Old 10-22-2019, 12:48 PM   #19
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I have never seen a piebald personally. I was looking on the internet once for information on piebald deer and several years ago there was a guy who got a really big piebald near Corsicana.
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Old 10-22-2019, 01:20 PM   #20
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There is a deer at Mercer park in spring. It has white spots and blotches on it. I do not know if that makes it a piebald
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Old 10-22-2019, 03:37 PM   #21
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Back my first year of bow hunting at Ft. Rucker, Alabama there was one doe that hung around the hospital and housing area that I saw a couple of times driving to work. Wasn't an area that could be hunted so all I could do was watch.

Not far from Barbour county. We saw helicopter activity the whole time we were there.


last time I dog hunted was about 7 years ago near Lineville. My only remaining uncle is too old anymore at 85, and the kids would rather still hunt out of tree stands in the Talladega forest or Chocollocca WMA. (spelling?)
Last time I went to the WMA, There were trucks parked all down the roads and you couldn't find a parking spot. At least anywhere that it was near flat.
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Old 10-23-2019, 03:21 PM   #22
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There is a guy in Alfred Texas that raises them, It is pretty neat to drive by and check them out lots of variations
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