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#6161634 - 01/29/16 08:39 PM Melanistic deer
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Been kind of slow in this forum now that deer season is over, so I thought I would post a few old photos.
These were all taken around the house here. I haven't seen any of these deer in about 7 or 8 months. One
doe had twin and one was normal color and one was slightly melanistic.



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#6161639 - 01/29/16 08:44 PM Re: Melanistic deer [Re: Michael W.]
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Cool pics, thanks for posting!!
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#6161643 - 01/29/16 08:45 PM Re: Melanistic deer [Re: Michael W.]
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Man they look cool. Good photos
I know a guy that had a melanistic buck mounted that he shot near San Marcos. There seems to be a lot of them around there.
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#6161658 - 01/29/16 08:57 PM Re: Melanistic deer [Re: Michael W.]
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Awesome pics up
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#6161754 - 01/29/16 10:29 PM Re: Melanistic deer [Re: Michael W.]
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Very cool! That is my dream game animal- a mature melanistic buck... Hey, it could happen!
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#6161769 - 01/29/16 10:49 PM Re: Melanistic deer [Re: TEXASLEFTY]
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Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
Cool pics, thanks for posting!!

cheers
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#6161770 - 01/29/16 10:49 PM Re: Melanistic deer [Re: Michael W.]
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Very cool indeed!
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#6161817 - 01/30/16 01:17 AM Re: Melanistic deer [Re: Michael W.]
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Great pics.
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#6161844 - 01/30/16 04:28 AM Re: Melanistic deer [Re: stxranchman]
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Cool pics, thanks for posting!!

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#6161900 - 01/30/16 07:26 AM Re: Melanistic deer [Re: Michael W.]
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Awesome
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#6161928 - 01/30/16 07:56 AM Re: Melanistic deer [Re: Michael W.]
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#6161985 - 01/30/16 08:42 AM Re: Melanistic deer [Re: Michael W.]
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That's really cool. Nice pictures
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#6162047 - 01/30/16 09:24 AM Re: Melanistic deer [Re: Michael W.]
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Very cool! up
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#6162623 - 01/30/16 07:13 PM Re: Melanistic deer [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Originally Posted By: GimmeABuck
Very cool! That is my dream game animal- a mature melanistic buck... Hey, it could happen!


I have been watching these deer out here for 26 years and have never seen a good melanistic buck. I often wonder if it
is something in there genetics that prevents that.

Hope you do find one someday and take it with Papaw's rifle.
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