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bowsandreels
 July 15 2004 03:35PM (Read 7585 times)  
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I had always heard it was illegal to shot an albino deer, so I tried to find info on the DNR website with no luck, so I called a conservation officer today & he stated that it was true & shooting an albino deer was illegal. When I asked why that was he said it was because there wasen't that many & people would rather see them in the timber rather than shot.

I can see what he is saying to a point, yes they are rare & unique, but they are also a genetic woops and not as likely to survive. I guess I think it's a little silly to make it illegal. anybody have any thoughts?


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 July 15 2004 04:23PM  


All I know is that if they were legal to shoot there would be a rather large one hanging in my office right now. About 15 years ago when my father and I were in Wisconsin on a whitetail hunt we had a nice 12 pointer walk through, too bad it was an albino. I wish I would have had the camera with me.



As far as the genetic woops goes, I have heard that it is not that big of a deal, that usually they don't pass the genes on (otherwise there would be a lot more) and that is general these deer are just as healthy as the rest



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 July 15 2004 04:31PM  
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I don't think you can shoot an albino anything.



Saw a few squirrels in my day. Thought bout blasting but let them go.



If there is even the smallest of brown on it then it wouldn't be albino it would be a _____. Then you can shoot it. That is a test by the way to see if someone knows what a animial that is half and half is called.


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 July 15 2004 04:34PM  
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Yes I think it is silly. I always thought albino pheasants were ok. I have heard of a few people taking them and never heard anything about penalties.



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 July 15 2004 04:35PM  
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What I ment when I said less likely to survive was that they have no natural "camo" & are less protected from predators as young, so therefore less likely to survive to adulthood.

I agree with you that they don't pass it on very often, I think I read somewhere that even if both "parents" have the resessive gene there is still only a 25% chance the offspring will be albino.


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 July 15 2004 04:35PM  


Piebald, at least for deer i believe is correct


 
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 July 15 2004 04:37PM  
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While it's not a true albino, still pretty cool. This deer was legally shot in South Carolina.




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Anonymous: jkratz
 July 15 2004 04:40PM  


Who the hell shot my dog, oh I mean who shot the 30lb whitetail


 
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 July 15 2004 04:44PM  
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Yep Piebald is correct.






 
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 July 15 2004 04:46PM  
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I like a little hair on my...oops, better not go there!


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 July 15 2004 04:46PM  
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Very good grasshopper.


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 July 15 2004 05:09PM  
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I agree that making harvesting albino animals illegal is a bit far. I'd love to have an albino critter on the wall!





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 July 15 2004 05:28PM  
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I was always under the impression that an Albino "anything" is usually sterile and cannot reproduce... Anyone know anything about this ?



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 July 15 2004 05:33PM  
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As far as I know albinoism should have nothing to do with fertility. All albinoism is is a lack of mellinomin (sp?)


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 July 15 2004 05:35PM  
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From what I have read they can reproduce. Check here.

http://www.kerrlake.com/deer/albino.html



I particularly like the bottom line in bold.



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 July 15 2004 05:44PM  
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Thaks for the answer..... I appreciate it.



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 July 15 2004 06:40PM  
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An albino is a deer that got an albino gene from both parents. It is recessive so if they carry a color gene they will be colored. Except fot the problems of being colorless, which they are rather than white, they are just like any other deer. They breed, and since they have no other color gene they always pass the albino gene to their offspring. If those offsprings are colored they still carry the albino gene and if they happen to breed with another deer carrying the albino gene the 25% chance of an albino fawn being born is correct. If an albino deer breeds with a colored deer carrying the gene they have a 50% chance of producing an albino. Since there are very few deer that are carrying the gene it is very unusall to have one born and probably much more unlikely it will survive to adulthood.



So after all of that my opinion is protect them which they are in most states and have been for quite a few years. It just fun to see one once in a while.



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 July 15 2004 08:14PM  
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My relative in Manitoba sent this picture taken near their home of an albino buck. I have serveral others of the same buck.

http://www.snapfish.com/slideshow/AlbumID=13442516/PictureID=285126929/t_=11685414


 
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 July 15 2004 08:20PM  
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May just be me but th address did'nt work.



If albinos are illegal to shoot, then are melanistic deer also illegal. I believe they are even more rare than albino. I think there was a picture of one on the site a few months ago but I can't seem to find it.



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 July 15 2004 09:30PM  


Skin color is caused by the pigment called..... "melanin."



pigment...A color in plants/animals.


 
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