February 9th, 2007, 02:24 AM
Is it legal to kill albino deer anywhere?
It's not in WI. I saw a pic of a black deer from MI. I don't even know if it was from a hunter, but it got me thinking. Why are these "mutants" protected? I'll bet they taste just like a deer.
February 9th, 2007, 02:46 AM
February 9th, 2007, 02:49 AM
this came up last year on another forum, so i emailed the game dept. here in washington and they said you can shoot legal deer, albinos, piebalds, black...
February 9th, 2007, 02:57 AM
They are fair game in NY. White deer/albino or piebald,no restrictions. Not endangered or threatened.
February 9th, 2007, 03:34 AM
No restrictions in PA as far as I know. States that don't allow shooting any of them should. The genes that make the deer albinos or piebald are recessive and inferior. Can't see why the game agencies would want to see those genes passed along. The laws still in place are old blue laws that were based on superstition.
February 9th, 2007, 06:14 AM
No restrictions that I have ever heard of here in Indiana. I bet your right, I dont know why they would taste any different.
That's one dream of mine, I would love to shoot a piebald whitetail. I would rather shoot a piebald than an albino hands down.
February 9th, 2007, 08:25 AM
Totally legal here in GA.
February 9th, 2007, 08:29 AM
You can not shoot them in Oklahoma unless you have written permission from the state department of wildlife. I think it is almost impossible to get
February 9th, 2007, 09:30 AM
As my2sons posted, not in WI, but you can take a piebald. The WI DNR is way off base on this rule but I think public sentiment is behind this age old law that has no scientific backing to it.
February 9th, 2007, 09:43 AM
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February 9th, 2007, 09:54 AM
They're protected here in Illinois as well. Piebalds are fair game but the law states that NO ALL WHITE deer may be taken.
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February 9th, 2007, 10:04 AM
They aren't inferior genes just because they are recessive...that's like saying people with blue eyes have inferior genes....who knows, in 10,000 years during the next ice age, albino might be the superior genotype....
Originally Posted by nicko
I say shoot 'em....a deer, is a deer, is a deer, is a deer.
February 9th, 2007, 10:57 AM
They are legal here in Ohio,but I dont think I'd ever shoot a true albino.But a piebald on the other hand would go down.I see a different piebald every year.There are alot in my area.But I havent got a shot at one yet
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February 9th, 2007, 11:01 AM
I think in Arkansas it's legal too.
Originally Posted by P&YHUNTER
February 9th, 2007, 11:28 AM
Legal in Minnesota, I believe
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February 11th, 2007, 12:47 AM
West Virginia's OK... A friend of mine shot one 2 years ago.
February 11th, 2007, 12:53 AM
Yup, they are all the same color on the inside
Originally Posted by ARCHERYSNOB
February 11th, 2007, 01:25 AM
My dad was talking to a DNR officer, and I believe he was told that in MN you can harvest any albino animal at any time, in season or not. Apparently they want them out of the herd. Weird thing is, is that every time we go bear hunting up north, we're always reminded it's illegal to shoot white bears. Who knows?
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February 11th, 2007, 08:23 AM
You can shoot a piebald, but not an albino in TN.
February 11th, 2007, 08:35 AM
i shot a pie-bald spike this year and i am not able to post it due to my lack of re-sizing capabilities.... if someone PM's me about it and knows how to i can send it to you and get a pic of it on here if anyone would like to see it. thanks - AHM
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February 11th, 2007, 08:51 AM
Very legal to shoot any deer here regardless of color...My father beleives that years of bad luck will come to anyone who kills a white deer. Somthing about it really being a indian spirit. I dont beleive the tales,I will shoot one with pride!
February 11th, 2007, 08:56 AM
Michigan- no albinos. Pie bald are legal.
February 11th, 2007, 09:01 AM
Here it is illegal. Excuse my ignorance. I just started bow hunting two years ago.
What is a Piebald whitetail? Does any one have pictures?
February 11th, 2007, 09:14 AM
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