I saw an all black one this weekend in Arkansas but had a big buck working my way so i did not shoot it. Unfortunately the deer never presented an opportunity to shoot so i did not get it. I wish i would have shot the yote!
I shot one almost solid black a couple of years ago. The fur didn't appear to be real thick or would have had it tanned for a hat or rug to hang on the wall. Took it while in the deer stand while the weather still a bit warm.
We have seen several on a lease in Upshur county. Talked to Byron South one day at the local gun shop and he said there were several in the area that carried the melanistic gene. Had a friend shoot a solid black with a .17 but we never found him. Waste.