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#6528682 - 11/06/16 07:33 AM White deer
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Sitting in the blind with my son and I look over and see a white deer to my right. It has long unbranched antlers. I got really bad blob shots as pictures that I will post later. They look like dots so they will not provide conclusive evidence besides being white. I know of no place that has exotics where I hunt. Could it be just a leucistic deer? No matter what it was a cool experience for us. We are thinking of putting on a stalk.

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#6528772 - 11/06/16 09:04 AM Re: White deer [Re: js4242]
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Go get him... up
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#6528778 - 11/06/16 09:09 AM Re: White deer [Re: js4242]
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Shoot it! Its either a spike whitetail or an exotic, legal either way.
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#6528888 - 11/06/16 10:43 AM Re: White deer [Re: js4242]
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We put on a stalk and got confirmation it is a deer with unbranched antlers that I estimate are 12" long. We were coming over a slight rise when it was crossing 60yds away. Before we could get the sticks down it took off. Hopefully it will stick around our little place and I can get better pictures of it. It was a very cool experience to share with my 11 year old that neither of us will soon forget.

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#6528983 - 11/06/16 12:05 PM Re: White deer [Re: js4242]
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Awesome...great experience for y'all to share... up
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#6529163 - 11/06/16 02:56 PM Re: White deer [Re: js4242]
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leucistic? Never heard that one before. Just googled it and it really is a word but this ole redneck never heard it before.


Edited by poisonivie (11/06/16 02:57 PM)
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#6530009 - 11/06/16 09:53 PM Re: White deer [Re: js4242]
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Possibly a fallow deer?

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#6530632 - 11/07/16 09:58 AM Re: White deer [Re: Nathan at Fork]
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Originally Posted By: Nathan at Fork
Shoot it! Its either a spike whitetail or an exotic, legal either way.


Belief in that statement and acting on it could easily land you a felony. There are plenty of white exotics that are raised on Texas ranches that become a felony to kill if done so without the correct permit.

Just a PSA.
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#6530792 - 11/07/16 11:14 AM Re: White deer [Re: therancher]
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Originally Posted By: therancher
Originally Posted By: Nathan at Fork
Shoot it! Its either a spike whitetail or an exotic, legal either way.


Belief in that statement and acting on it could easily land you a felony. There are plenty of white exotics that are raised on Texas ranches that become a felony to kill if done so without the correct permit.

Just a PSA.


Really? I had no idea. What breed of exotic requires a permit? I've been of the impression that exotics can be hunted with out season, limit, restrictions as long as you buy a hunting license.
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#6530821 - 11/07/16 11:25 AM Re: White deer [Re: Sirrah243]
therancher Offline
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Originally Posted By: Sirrah243
Originally Posted By: therancher
Originally Posted By: Nathan at Fork
Shoot it! Its either a spike whitetail or an exotic, legal either way.


Belief in that statement and acting on it could easily land you a felony. There are plenty of white exotics that are raised on Texas ranches that become a felony to kill if done so without the correct permit.

Just a PSA.


Really? I had no idea. What breed of exotic requires a permit? I've been of the impression that exotics can be hunted with out season, limit, restrictions as long as you buy a hunting license.


Arabian oryx are white, unbranched "horns" not antlers, and even though I own some, I can't kill them without a federally issued cites permit. If my Arabians get out and my neighbor (or one of his leasers) kills one under the assumption that (like most exotics) there are no restrictions, they better bury it. Any decent taxidermist/processor would need to see the permit before handling the animal as well.

Grevys zebras, barashinga, red lechwe, elds deer, and some other species are controlled under the same permit system.

Good thing to know.
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#6530937 - 11/07/16 12:08 PM Re: White deer [Re: js4242]
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#6530982 - 11/07/16 12:32 PM Re: White deer [Re: js4242]
Sirrah243 Offline
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Thanks for the info rancher I was totally unaware.
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#6531480 - 11/07/16 04:35 PM Re: White deer [Re: js4242]
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The white fallow picture has me thinking it could be this. I've never been around exotics so this is new territory for me. 250 acres low fence. Do fallows range far? I am not aware of any game ranches relatively close to us, but I really don't know for sure. Whatever it is, it was something new to us and got my son willing to give up his birthday weekend plans to head back out to see if we could see it again. Besides the oryx is there any other exotic I need to be concerned about taking and possibly getting in trouble? I am pretty positive it wasn't an oryx. Thanks for the knowledge everybody. I am hoping to get pictures one way or another this coming weekend.

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#6532163 - 11/07/16 11:13 PM Re: White deer [Re: js4242]
therancher Offline
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Originally Posted By: js4242
The white fallow picture has me thinking it could be this. I've never been around exotics so this is new territory for me. 250 acres low fence. Do fallows range far? I am not aware of any game ranches relatively close to us, but I really don't know for sure. Whatever it is, it was something new to us and got my son willing to give up his birthday weekend plans to head back out to see if we could see it again. Besides the oryx is there any other exotic I need to be concerned about taking and possibly getting in trouble? I am pretty positive it wasn't an oryx. Thanks for the knowledge everybody. I am hoping to get pictures one way or another this coming weekend.


Chances are probably best that it was a young fallow buck and perfectly legal. Just wanted to make sure you knew that there were some options that carried some risks.
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#6533160 - 11/08/16 01:58 PM Re: White deer [Re: js4242]
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Dang, I wasn't aware of that either. I thought all exotics were legal, unless they are on the endangered list or the like. Good info to know.
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