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Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! #6881160
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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

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Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch] #6881165
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That's an awesome deer.

Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch] #6881166
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Sweet Buck.

Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch] #6881170
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awesome story and buck




Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch] #6881178
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That's awesome! Thanks for sharing. Here's hoping his offspring display the same coloration.

Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch] #6881227
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Very cool deer. Great pic of it in your link.

Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch] #6881236
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Thanks for sharing. Great story and awesome buck!

Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: ZK-315] #6881249
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Originally Posted By: ZK-315
Thanks for sharing. Great story and awesome buck!


X2 cheers

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Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch] #6881253
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Thanks for sharing.


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Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch] #6881258
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Great story, and an awesome buck sir!


Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: DirtNapTET] #6881265
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Originally Posted By: DirtNapTET
Great story, and an awesome buck sir!


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I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch] #6881277
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That's one hell of a trophy. Good job and congrats.

Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch] #6881289
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What kind of mount did you get? Full body?

Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: elcasador] #6881296
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Thanks for sharing. Great story and awesome buck!


X2 cheers

Amazing looking buck...


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Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch] #6881305
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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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Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch] #6881307
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Fantastic story and buck. That is a true trophy! I did the same thing last year with hunting one single specific deer...it's truly satisfying to get the One you are after. Congrats!

Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch] #6881424
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Thats the biggest one I have ever seen. We have a few but a 6 point is the largest we have seen.
Yours is almost beyond belief, great story and trophy.

Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch] #6881473
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Fantastic buck. One of the better racks I have seen on a melanistic buck.

Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch] #6881487
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Thats probably the best melanistic buck I have seen. I see several a year around here but they never seem to amount to much.

Congrats



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Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch] #6881489
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Great article. Congrats on a once-in-a-lifetime buck. What are the odds he sired another melanistic whitetail?

Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: JTS] #6881599
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Originally Posted By: JTS
What kind of mount did you get? Full body?
yup, I wana see the mount! Also was his left ear messed up? Regardless he's an amazing deer!

Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: bigjoe8565] #6881796
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Originally Posted By: bigjoe8565
That's an awesome deer.

Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch] #6881827
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awesome buck and story. Really enjoyed it. Congrats on an awesome buck!!! cheers

Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch] #6881973
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That is cool. I've seen a bunch of piebald deer and one albino, but never a melanistic deer.


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Re: Melanistic Buck - been waiting to share this with y'all! [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch] #6881982
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Very cool!!



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