Black whitetail shot in Idaho

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by gamedog, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    Check this buck out :eek: [​IMG]
     
  2. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    that color deserves a full body mount....
     

  3. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Shoe polish :cool:
     
  4. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    never saw anything like that. the game dept. would love to see it i'm sure, if it's not "polished"
     
  5. FRANK21

    FRANK21 Well-Known Member

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    Thats neat.
     
  6. mikenc

    mikenc Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Dave Wilson. I would bet the wildlife biologists would love to see that deer and do some studying.

    Mike Alford
     
  7. speedbump

    speedbump Well-Known Member

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    Looks like he lives in a coal mine........
     
  8. old_heli_logger

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    The other black meat...:D
     
  9. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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    the term for that condition is mellanistic, a mutated gene which makes the hair on part or all of the body black, the odds of a deer carrying this gene has been stated to be as high as 4,000,000 to 1. much rarer than piebalds or albino's
    here is a pic of one taken in tx several years ago
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    mellanism is pretty common in other animals, I've taken over a dozen mellanistic fox squirrels here in wv. on most of them the hair on them which should be white is black
    [​IMG] But I've took 2 that were totaly black
    RR
     
  10. Dead Beat

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    i hoped they had that one mounted its a fantastic looking deer

    JIM