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Last night at Gilbert's Sportsman's Club I saw an albino white tail deer. I heard of one in the area earlier and still couldn't believe my own eyes. It could be someones pet because it never got spooked by me or the other 25 guys standing there watching it. In fact, it came within 20 yards of us and acted like we weren't even there. I've also heard that being albino it is probably retarded, so maybe that's why it wasn't affraid of us.
 

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I've seen them out in the wild by Onaway in northern Michigan! What a site to see!
 

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Out of the 25 or 30 guys there, not one single camera <_<

but I'm going to start carrying one with me just in case. That was the second sighting in 3 days! It's bound to show up again.
 

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We've seen some up in the U.P. I have some pictures I'll have to scan in and post.

Some are even just part albino. White blotches all over them.
 

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QUOTE(Snowmaker @ Jul 11 2003, 02:25 PM)Some are even just part albino. White blotches all over them.
That might be snow???
 

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We had one in our area, Chesterfield around 25 mile rd between Gratiot and North Ave. It was white from it's belly up to it's nose. The hind end was brown.... I believe that your not allowed to shoot one during hunting season????
 

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QUOTE(Focker @ Jul 11 2003, 02:26 PM)QUOTE(Snowmaker @ Jul 11 2003, 02:25 PM) Some are even just part albino. White blotches all over them.
That might be snow???

No. One's nose was like half black, half pink.
 

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QUOTE(The Perfect Fit @ Jul 11 2003, 06:26 PM)We had one in our area, Chesterfield around 25 mile rd between Gratiot and North Ave. It was white from it's belly up to it's nose. The hind end was brown.... I believe that your not allowed to shoot one during hunting season????
you are correct. Even though they are most likely retarded, and you don't want them to reproduce, they are illegal to kill.
I think it has something to do with some ancient native american belief that they are sacred or something like that.
Gilbert's is located on Omo Rd. just south of 28 mile. Maybe this one is related to the one in your area
 

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QUOTE(Top Gun @ Jul 11 2003, 02:31 PM)QUOTE(The Perfect Fit @ Jul 11 2003, 06:26 PM) We had one in our area, Chesterfield around 25 mile rd between Gratiot and North Ave. It was white from it's belly up to it's nose. The hind end was brown.... I believe that your not allowed to shoot one during hunting season????
you are correct. Even though they are most likely retarded, and you don't want them to reproduce, they are illegal to kill.
I think it has something to do with some ancient native american belief that they are sacred or something like that.
Gilbert's is located on Omo Rd. just south of 28 mile. Maybe this one is related to the one in your area
Remember a true albino has pink eyes!
 

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QUOTE(afiremen @ Jul 11 2003, 01:35 PM)QUOTE(Top Gun @ Jul 11 2003, 02:31 PM) QUOTE(The Perfect Fit @ Jul 11 2003, 06:26 PM) We had one in our area, Chesterfield around 25 mile rd between Gratiot and North Ave. It was white from it's belly up to it's nose. The hind end was brown.... I believe that your not allowed to shoot one during hunting season????
you are correct. Even though they are most likely retarded, and you don't want them to reproduce, they are illegal to kill.
I think it has something to do with some ancient native american belief that they are sacred or something like that.
Gilbert's is located on Omo Rd. just south of 28 mile. Maybe this one is related to the one in your area
Remember a true albino has pink eyes!
I wasn't close enough to see the color of it's eyes... haha
 

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Whew! Until I saw the photos, I was getting pretty nervous!

Hey, you can't blame me for thinking that! 20-30 guys in the woods & no cameras?! I figured it was a Klan meeting!
I thought maybe your eye-holes were too small in your hoods!
Doh! Sorry for my mis-understanding..........
 

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QUOTE(afiremen @ Jul 11 2003, 02:35 PM)Remember a true albino has pink eyes!
Someone on here, I think CK, had pink-eye a few months ago if I recall.
 

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I thought you were meaning the Gilberts on Harper & 8 1/2


I saw one albino, but it had passed in a trail. It wasn't a true albino it had brown eyes.
 

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QUOTE(Flyin'Cman @ Jul 11 2003, 03:48 PM)Whew! Until I saw the photos, I was getting pretty nervous!

Hey, you can't blame me for thinking that! 20-30 guys in the woods & no cameras?! I figured it was a Klan meeting!
I thought maybe your eye-holes were too small in your hoods!
Doh! Sorry for my mis-understanding..........
THAT WAS MONDAY, DIDN'T YOU GET THE INVITATION?
 

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They are protected. Why I don't know, but this is whats posted on the DNR website.
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Eagles, hawks, owls, swans, spruce grouse, wolves, lynx, moose, cougars, cub bears, and sows accompanied by cubs, and all white or albino deer may not be taken at any time. All nongame birds are protected, except starlings, English sparrows and feral pigeons.
 
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