collapse
Double U Hunting Supply Advertise on Hunting-Washington

Author Topic: Odd looking mule deer  (Read 2206 times)

Offline Sitka_Blacktail

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2011
  • Posts: 2404
  • Location: Hoquiam, WA
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2018, 09:58:24 AM »
When I was growing up, there were a lot of piebald blacktails in the Humptulips area. Been a while since I heard of anybody seeing one.
A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears. ~ Michel de Montaigne

Offline DaveMonti

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 1245
  • Location: Snohomish County
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2018, 10:35:07 AM »
Unless it's a true albino, they are fine.  It's just like a person having a large pigmented patch of skin. 

I've seen whitetail's live a long time with this type of coloring.  It does not mean the deer is genetically compromised in any other way. 

Offline baker5150

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2012
  • Posts: 1752
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2018, 11:05:11 AM »
Camp Orkila on Orcas island has a bunch of local piebald deer that never leave the area.

Every year they get one or two more fawns, if they hit the open field it's a pretty cool sight to see so many in one spot.

Offline Gringo31

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2009
  • Posts: 5348
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2018, 11:20:06 AM »
Quote
Unless it's a true albino, they are fine.
   :dunno:

I'm no expert and could be wrong, just the research I've done on them told me different.  Hope you're correct!  :tup:
We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
-Ronald Reagan

Offline jamesfromseattle

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 278
  • Location: Seattle
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2018, 11:33:57 AM »
Camp Orkila on Orcas island has a bunch of local piebald deer that never leave the area.

Every year they get one or two more fawns, if they hit the open field it's a pretty cool sight to see so many in one spot.

Iíve seen them up on Orcas as well on the road between Eastsound and Moran State Park. They definitely look a bit off. I first saw one when I was on a Game of Thrones bender and was pretty certain I was seeing something from the army of white walkers.

Offline bigmacc

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 1086
  • Location: the woods
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2018, 02:00:30 PM »
Used to be a bunch cruising a certain part of the Methow, in fact some were pure albino, if I remember right there was about 20 of them. Really neat to see, I remember as a kid my dad taking me up to look at them during hunting season, I couldn't figure out why we weren't shooting them :chuckle: cause there was a couple real nice bucks in there! A few years later someone did shoot one and was practically ran out of town :chuckle:

Offline boneaddict

  • Site Sponsor
  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 42351
  • Location: Selah, Washington
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2018, 02:05:55 PM »
Ive never seen any piebald there. Interesting.     I think its cool. 
My website.....DDK Photography
http://ddkphotography.pixels.com

Offline baker5150

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2012
  • Posts: 1752
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2018, 02:22:37 PM »
Camp Orkila on Orcas island has a bunch of local piebald deer that never leave the area.

Every year they get one or two more fawns, if they hit the open field it's a pretty cool sight to see so many in one spot.

Iíve seen them up on Orcas as well on the road between Eastsound and Moran State Park. They definitely look a bit off. I first saw one when I was on a Game of Thrones bender and was pretty certain I was seeing something from the army of white walkers.

To be fair, all Island deer are a bit off looking.   :chuckle:

Offline bigmacc

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 1086
  • Location: the woods
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2018, 02:33:03 PM »
Ive never seen any piebald there. Interesting.     I think its cool.

For us bone it was late 50,s-early 60,s. After "64" we didn't see them anymore, although we seen one piebald fawn around 66ish in the same area with a doe, haven't seen anything like them since. I wonder if there life expectancy is lower and maybe they die off younger :dunno:...Mother Nature :dunno:....As far as I remember, the talk was a lot of that bunch were poached, I remember my dad saying there were folks that killed them for the hides. Maybe it wasn't Mother Nature :dunno:...Pretty neat more are showing up :tup:
« Last Edit: January 31, 2018, 03:18:46 PM by bigmacc »

Offline C-Money

  • V10 Advocate
  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2008
  • Posts: 8571
  • Location: Grant County
  • Let's Go Pens!
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2018, 03:15:50 PM »
Nice picture! Never seen a mule deer piebald. Saw a few Piebald Whitetails in PA over the years...
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

Offline doubletall

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Hunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2010
  • Posts: 152
  • Location: Tacoma
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2018, 01:53:44 PM »
Ive never seen any piebald there. Interesting.     I think its cool.

Considering the time you spend in the field with a camera I guess that's saying something about how rare they are.

 

* Recent Topics

Winthrop bird hunting by Alchase
[Today at 06:12:15 PM]


Serious DIY elk hunters for all western states by hoytxl2009
[Today at 06:11:53 PM]


Idaho Spring Bear 2018 Video by lewy
[Today at 05:57:41 PM]


Alaska troll caught kings and coho HuntWa group buy by Whitpirate
[Today at 05:56:56 PM]


Mandatory bear ID test by tgomez
[Today at 05:45:52 PM]


Price drop 257 weatherby custom deluxe Nikon $850 by Dirtnap
[Today at 05:39:23 PM]


Lincoln Peak Goat Tag by MountainTracker
[Today at 05:34:45 PM]


Olympic Alpine Blacktail by Shaqdiesel
[Today at 05:33:21 PM]


Wolves tree DNR worker in Okanogan county by Knocker of rocks
[Today at 05:25:58 PM]


F/S:Nosler Model 48 Patriot "26 Nosler" added pics by elkaholic123
[Today at 04:48:59 PM]


300 RUM brass by Shadrach71
[Today at 04:46:05 PM]


Dogs in the woods when itís hot out by ghosthunter
[Today at 04:13:14 PM]


New Boat FINALLY! by TVHunts
[Today at 03:50:13 PM]


Washington Pronghorn *update, fawns* by 280ackley
[Today at 03:47:36 PM]


WTS Tikka T3 Superlite by tgray
[Today at 03:32:03 PM]


WTS 9,600 watt generator **price drop** by cavanaughcowboy
[Today at 03:15:25 PM]


Leftover multi-season tags by Mallardmasher
[Today at 02:01:15 PM]


Hornady ELD-X???? by BigGoonTuna
[Today at 01:54:19 PM]


Kuiu Icon Pro 3200 by jdb
[Today at 01:37:14 PM]


FS: Spot Hogg Hogg Father by X-Force
[Today at 01:35:16 PM]