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Old 10-19-2021, 11:17 AM   #1
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Cool looking doe Iíve got hanging around.


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Old 10-19-2021, 11:20 AM   #2
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Slightly different species or genetic anomaly do you think?
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Old 10-19-2021, 11:20 AM   #3
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Melanistic. Beautiful animals. Quite a few in the Kingsbury/ Fentress area
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Old 10-19-2021, 11:22 AM   #4
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Melanistic, very cool!
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Old 10-19-2021, 11:23 AM   #5
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Super cool!
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Old 10-19-2021, 11:26 AM   #6
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Melanistic Deer. More info:
However, a 1999 study by Dr. John T. Baccus and John C. Posey at Texas Tech University reported an incidence rate of 8.5 percent in an area covering eight central Texas counties: Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe, Hays, Travis, and Williamson. This is the highest known localized incidence rate of melanism anywhere in the whitetail’s range. This 8-county region straddles the eastern edge of the Edwards Plateau Ecological Region (pictured below) and adjacent areas of the Blackland Prairie Ecological Region, known as Balcones Escarpment. This area holds the only known population of whitetails in North America experiencing melanism at a significantly elevated rate.
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Old 10-19-2021, 11:27 AM   #7
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thats awesome
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Old 10-19-2021, 11:28 AM   #8
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I have a couple that have been around for a few years....beautiful girls
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Old 10-19-2021, 11:34 AM   #9
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I'm hoping she'll have a buck fawn that's black.
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Old 10-19-2021, 11:39 AM   #10
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I'm hoping she'll have a buck fawn that's black.
I hope so too!
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Old 10-19-2021, 11:40 AM   #11
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Very cool!
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Old 10-19-2021, 11:53 AM   #12
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Thats awesome!
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Old 10-19-2021, 11:55 AM   #13
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Beautiful animal.
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Old 10-19-2021, 11:59 AM   #14
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Beautiful animal.
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Old 10-19-2021, 12:03 PM   #15
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I would love to encounter a melanistic deer some day.
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Old 10-19-2021, 12:16 PM   #16
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Great photos of a very cool deer!

Have you seen her in person?
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Old 10-19-2021, 12:18 PM   #17
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That's cool!
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Old 10-19-2021, 12:22 PM   #18
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I’ve seen pics before but never in person. I think the only way I could shoot one is if it were adorning some serious head gear and even then I’m not sure.

Super cool!
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Old 10-19-2021, 12:26 PM   #19
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That's a cool looking deer.

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Old 10-19-2021, 12:44 PM   #20
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Great photos of a very cool deer!

Have you seen her in person?

Yes Saturday morning.


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Old 10-19-2021, 12:54 PM   #21
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Black Does Matter!
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Old 10-19-2021, 12:58 PM   #22
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Dark meat?
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Old 10-19-2021, 01:00 PM   #23
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I saw one in the neighborhood a few months ago.

Just when you think you've seen it all nature shows you we don't know nothing!
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Old 10-19-2021, 01:38 PM   #24
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Only ones I have seen on the hoof were in Buds
I’d never shoot one. I’d rather watch them yr after yr
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Old 10-19-2021, 01:39 PM   #25
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I’ve seen two, a live doe and a dead buck. Silly bastage that killed the buck just killed him because he was black. He gave the whole deer to someone else. It was just a six point. I wanted to ***** slap him but it was none of my business.
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Old 10-19-2021, 01:41 PM   #26
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As Walker stated above there’s quite a few in the Kingsbury area just outside of Luling, Tx. I’ve got a buddy over there who’s got somewhere between 8-10 on a regular basis at his feeder along the San Marcos river.
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Old 10-19-2021, 01:58 PM   #27
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Iíve never seen one myself. Got a few around with some white on them, but never seen an albino either. Pretty neat. I did see a melanistic Killdeer bird running around a tank with two normally colored ones once.
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Old 10-19-2021, 03:16 PM   #28
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I have seen several in Navarro county as well. I also noticed that the fawns of the black doe that did not get the melanistic gene sported what seemed to a much darker fur than normal deer.
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Old 10-19-2021, 03:32 PM   #29
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That’s awesome Ronnie!!
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Old 10-19-2021, 06:44 PM   #30
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That is very cool. I had one come by me in Lee county back when I was in high school.
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Old 10-19-2021, 09:03 PM   #31
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That is pretty dang cool
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Old 10-19-2021, 09:11 PM   #32
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I'm hoping she'll have a buck fawn that's black.
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What a beauty, that would be cool to have her color passed on.
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Old 10-19-2021, 09:12 PM   #33
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Very cool!
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Old 10-19-2021, 09:18 PM   #34
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Melanistic Deer. More info:
However, a 1999 study by Dr. John T. Baccus and John C. Posey at Texas Tech University reported an incidence rate of 8.5 percent in an area covering eight central Texas counties: Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe, Hays, Travis, and Williamson. This is the highest known localized incidence rate of melanism anywhere in the whitetailís range. This 8-county region straddles the eastern edge of the Edwards Plateau Ecological Region (pictured below) and adjacent areas of the Blackland Prairie Ecological Region, known as Balcones Escarpment. This area holds the only known population of whitetails in North America experiencing melanism at a significantly elevated rate.
That's pretty much what I have found on the area they are often found.
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Old 10-19-2021, 09:25 PM   #35
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We had 9 pt Piebald Buck on a lease w of Nocona✌️I’ll see if I can find a pic.
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Old 10-19-2021, 09:37 PM   #36
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That is cool! Ive seen a couple of piebald deer but never a melanistic one. I hope she hangs around several years for you.
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Old 10-19-2021, 10:12 PM   #37
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I had a doe, yearling and a spike on my hays county lease.

There is a large concentration of them in those counties for sure.

There is a pic floating Around of a large 8 pointer a Tbhíer killed.
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Old 10-19-2021, 10:18 PM   #38
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Is there such a thing as a melanistic piebald? That would be a really interesting looking animal.
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Old 10-19-2021, 10:22 PM   #39
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I have seen several in Navarro county as well. I also noticed that the fawns of the black doe that did not get the melanistic gene sported what seemed to a much darker fur than normal deer.
I hunt there and never seen one yet, I think there is a military base somewhere where there is a very high prevalence of them, can't remember the name though
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Old 10-19-2021, 10:48 PM   #40
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I hunt there and never seen one yet, I think there is a military base somewhere where there is a very high prevalence of them, can't remember the name though
Itís something to see for sure. Just like pervious people said they would have to have a pretty impressive head gear to shoot one. Iíve watch a doe one of my my camera for 5+ years. Bowman give me a holler 4097820640
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Old 10-19-2021, 11:07 PM   #41
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Had an 8pt walk in on me once. Decent rack but wasn’t impressive. Have to say if it wasn’t the extended doe season, I may have shot and mounted it. Did see several melanistic does on that place too. Was right outside of Austin but I haven’t been able to hunt that place in 8 years.
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Old 10-20-2021, 01:18 AM   #42
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Awesome looking deer… would love to see one in person. Anyone have pics of one as a fawn?? Or do they look like a typical fawn and at some point the darker pigment takes over??
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Old 10-20-2021, 09:16 AM   #43
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That is cool.
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Old 10-20-2021, 10:56 AM   #44
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There used to be a nice 10pt with a big group in Fentress while I was staying at the local RV joint. I was heading out to I-10 one early morning and a kid in a mustang in front of me hit him head on doing 60mph. Pulled over to help the kiddo out and got lots of pics of the buck. Ill try and post them
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Old 10-20-2021, 11:16 AM   #45
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she's Purdy
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