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    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.



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    New York?

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    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...

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    They are fair game in NY. White deer/albino or piebald,no restrictions. Not endangered or threatened.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Totally legal here in GA.

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    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

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    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.

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    Open season in Virginia.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by nicko View Post
    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.
    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....

    I say shoot 'em....a deer, is a deer, is a deer, is a deer.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by P&YHUNTER View Post
    Totally legal here in GA.
    I think in Arkansas it's legal too.

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    Legal in Minnesota, I believe
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    West Virginia's OK... A friend of mine shot one 2 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARCHERYSNOB View Post
    They are fair game in NY. White deer/albino or piebald,no restrictions. Not endangered or threatened.
    Yup, they are all the same color on the inside

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    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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    Fair game in Delaware.
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    You can shoot a piebald, but not an albino in TN.

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    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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    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!
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    Michigan- no albinos. Pie bald are legal.

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    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?
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    smack em down in Texas!!

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