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#6881160 - 09/07/17 12:42 PM Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all!
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
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Registered: 10/09/12
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This is a picture of a melanistic whitetail buck I harvested on Nov. 11, 2016 at my family's ranch in Central Texas. I have been waiting to share this picture and story with y'all for the last 10 months! I wrote an article about "Black Beauty," as we called him, and the article was just published in Quality Whitetails magazine this month (QDMA's magazine). I gave them first right's to the story, so I had to keep this private until the magazine came out. I have a copy of the article on my website. Feel free to check it out when you get a chance if you want to check out the full story: http://www.mapmyranch.com/black-beauty.html

~George Blitch


Edited by George - w/ Map My Ranch (09/07/17 12:42 PM)
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#6881165 - 09/07/17 12:47 PM Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 4799
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
That's an awesome deer.

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#6881166 - 09/07/17 12:48 PM Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
TooLow Offline
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Registered: 10/01/10
Posts: 6431
Loc: Deep Ellum, TX
Sweet Buck.

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#6881170 - 09/07/17 12:52 PM Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Registered: 12/08/08
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Loc: Texas
awesome story and buck

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#6881178 - 09/07/17 01:02 PM Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
Txhuntr2 Offline
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Registered: 02/19/12
Posts: 475
Loc: Houston and Val Verde
That's awesome! Thanks for sharing. Here's hoping his offspring display the same coloration.

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#6881227 - 09/07/17 01:37 PM Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
ErnestTBass Offline
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Registered: 08/12/16
Posts: 286
Very cool deer. Great pic of it in your link.

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#6881236 - 09/07/17 01:43 PM Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
ZK-315 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/13
Posts: 1893
Loc: Temple...Hunt in Freestone Co.
Thanks for sharing. Great story and awesome buck!

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#6881249 - 09/07/17 02:08 PM Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: ZK-315]
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Registered: 08/09/11
Posts: 1533
Loc: Lake Worth
Originally Posted By: ZK-315
Thanks for sharing. Great story and awesome buck!


X2 cheers


Edited by elcasador (09/07/17 02:21 PM)

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#6881253 - 09/07/17 02:14 PM Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Thanks for sharing.
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#6881258 - 09/07/17 02:26 PM Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
DirtNapTET Offline
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Registered: 11/08/13
Posts: 583
Loc: America
Great story, and an awesome buck sir!
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#6881265 - 09/07/17 02:30 PM Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: DirtNapTET]
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 22619
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: DirtNapTET
Great story, and an awesome buck sir!
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#6881277 - 09/07/17 02:49 PM Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
cameron00 Offline
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Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 8708
Loc: Texas
That's one hell of a trophy. Good job and congrats.

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#6881289 - 09/07/17 03:03 PM Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
JTS Offline
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Registered: 12/06/12
Posts: 392
Loc: Wichita Co.
What kind of mount did you get? Full body?

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#6881296 - 09/07/17 03:11 PM Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: elcasador]
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Loc: Fairfield, TX
Originally Posted By: elcasador
Originally Posted By: ZK-315
Thanks for sharing. Great story and awesome buck!


X2 cheers

Amazing looking buck...
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#6881305 - 09/07/17 03:19 PM Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
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Registered: 10/09/12
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Loc: Houston, Texas
Thanks, everyone. It has been a very special journey for the first day I saw him to putting out the story and pics. Glad to finally be able to share it with y'all.

I got a shoulder mount done. Will post some pics tomorrow. Got it back and it turned out great!

Also, in the printed article from Quality Whitetails, there is a subsection that discusses melanistic deer. I've cut and pasted it here to check out. Cool info:
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