Genetic Freaks: Albino, Piebald Deer and the Debate About Killing Them

Genetic Freaks: Albino, Piebald Deer and the Debate About Killing Them

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The author with his Texas piebald buck, which in some states might be protected by wildlife agencies or legislative laws similar to albino deer.

What would you do if you had the opportunity to shoot an albino or other off-color deer? Could you rise above the taboo and negative sigma that surrounds killing these rare animals?

Uniquely colored wildlife often make headlines across the nation, and in 2013, when three hunters visiting Nova Scotia, Canada, shot a rare trophy moose they created a huge uproar. You see, not only did it sport large antlers, it was stark white, or albino. The animal had been living in the region for years, and the local First Nations people never…



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