Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Tippman

Albino buck on trail camera video (Video Added)

29 posts in this topic

Some of you may remember last year when I shot a white mallard, then had a day when I saw an albino squirrel and albino fox within the same hour. Well this year I just captured a completely albino small buck on trail cam video! What a rarity!

I know everyone has their opinions on whether to shoot an albino deer but to me this would be the ultimate trophy because they are much more rare than a trophy buck even. This deer is 1.5 yrs old and hasn't been caught by anybody's eye I know of or by either of my two trail cams in the area yet, perhaps he's just moving through.

I apologize for not having the video ready yet as I don't know how to post. I will look into it and get it up by later tonight or tomorrow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a picture of my great uncle back in the 50's or 60's with a albino buck hanging beside him. I should scan that in and post it next week....after I get back from deer camp. Good luck on getting him. I am with you on this one. Rare they are and it is not like they are going to pass it on to the next fawn anyways.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I need to check the regs again but I thought it was illegal to shoot white deer?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Albino's are protected in Wisconsin, but not Minnesota.

To me just getting a chance to see one while on stand would be awesome enough. I'm not sure if I could harvest one. Not because I think it is wrong or anything, but because I would be in such "awe" over seeing such a rare animal. Good luck in your pursuit. Can't wait to see the vid!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shoot first then read the regs later. j/k It's legal to shoot an albino deer in MN.

Good luck, can't wait to see the video.

mr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You might as well shoot him - they usually do not last in the wild as this is a genetic flaw - predators and see them easily

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Didn't turn out as well on youtube as my big computer screen but gets the video across.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sweet video. If I was hunting that area I wouldn't be able to sleep a wink waiting to get out and have a shot at seeing it, let alone shooting it. Good luck. A small part of me would like to see it survive so you could update us with pics and videos for a whole year. A bit of snow on the ground would really help his chances. Good luck seeing him and getting him. Thanks for sharing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tippman with all the albino animals you are seeing I am beging to wounder if you dont have a lot of white paint laying around! Seriously though good luck this weekend! Are you still getting a deer for my brother? I cant rememeber if I am suposed to get a bonus tag for him or not since he will be chasing those ringnecks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What the heck does another deer think when they see him come prancing up the trail??? LOL

Cool vid!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is a cool looking deer for sure. No idea how you see all these albino animals though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

KG~ You better ask your bro about that.

Walleye~ Yes I did get that duck mounted, it looks great, put a pic of it in the waterfowl thread back then.

Sticknstring~ That's what I said, a full body mount. Imagine that in the trophy room! I remember when I was young someone's dad had shot an albino buck. It was either Cabela's or Gander offered him so much $$$ for it he actually parted with him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is like a once in 5 lifetimes deer. If we get some snow he could be a hard target.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Would you be able to pass him up and allow him to "grow up" for next year?

That is - if you had confidence he'd make it thru this years hunting season in the area you hunt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Would you be able to pass him up and allow him to "grow up" for next year?

That is - if you had confidence he'd make it thru this years hunting season in the area you hunt.

Nope, because there are quite a few other hunters in this area. If I see him there isn't a doubt in my mind. I probably won't be gun hunting this area much though, but my bro is and would be nice if he could harvest him too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that is an awesome video and I agree with the other guy - wonder what the other deer think seeing this guy coming up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any word on if this guy has been harvested, spotted, etc? A lot of folks in the field this past weekend. Just wondering if he made it through.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nobody to my knowledge has even seen this deer yet. He shouldn't be hard to spot from hundreds of yards away. No other trail cam pics or footage either. The elusive albino! Maybe he'll make it to next year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seen a few in my days, 1 like half white/half brown, but it makes me think about the time i went to Father Hennepin on the shore of Mille Lacs and saw 3 albino deer in the woods by the park a few years back, good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0