collapse
Double U Hunting Supply Advertise on Hunting-Washington

Author Topic: Odd looking mule deer  (Read 2029 times)

Offline doubletall

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Hunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2010
  • Posts: 145
  • Location: Tacoma
Odd looking mule deer
« on: January 26, 2018, 08:44:31 PM »
Spotted this in the Methow today


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline Timberstalker

  • Busch Lite Rocks
  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2008
  • Posts: 6216
  • Location: Tri-Cities
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 08:45:16 PM »
Thatís a piebald. Awesome capture.
If you aint hunting, you aint livin'

Offline Boss .300 winmag

  • Best Biggie Blogger
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 9688
  • Location: Skagit Valley
  • DAN-O CAN'T TAKE BIGGIE PICS
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2018, 09:04:08 PM »
Nice find. :tup:

Iíve seen blacktail like that, but not Mulies.
"Just because I like granola, and I have stretched my arms around a few trees, doesn't mean I'm a tree hugger!
Hi I'm 8156, our leader is Bearpaw.
YOU CANNOT REASON WITH A TIGER WHEN YOUR HEAD IS IN ITS MOUTH! Winston Churchill

Keep Calm And Duc On!

Offline nwwanderer

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 1394
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 01:32:11 PM »
Wow, thanks

Offline bowhunterforever

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2008
  • Posts: 7848
  • Location: Lincoln, Co
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2018, 12:23:24 AM »
Awesome :tup:
You sure you know how to skin griz pilgram

Offline Old Dog

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2009
  • Posts: 1089
  • Location: Pierce County
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2018, 08:37:03 AM »
It surprises me that more people on this site are not aware of this.

https://wdfw.wa.gov/help/questions/160/What+is+the+status+of+hair+loss+syndrome+in+deer%3F

Hunt hard and shoot straight!

Offline spoonman

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 246
  • Location: Olympia
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2018, 08:49:46 AM »
It surprises me that more people on this site are not aware of this.

https://wdfw.wa.gov/help/questions/160/What+is+the+status+of+hair+loss+syndrome+in+deer%3F

It's not hair loss syndrome it's piebaldness which is a genetic trait of albinism. Or deer are turning into chameleons, you notice how the bottom half is matching it's environment 😁

Offline hunter399

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2014
  • Posts: 1392
  • Location: northeast washington
  • Groups: NRA RMEF
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2018, 09:02:00 AM »
It would be nice to see more genetics in washington great pic.
For those that don't know about them here few YouTube's.


Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
Wrote by hunter399

Offline Bill W

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 1412
  • Location: Moses Lake
  • Groups: NRA, CBA
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2018, 09:07:23 AM »
I spotted one that looked like it had tiger strips up at the end of the Chiwawa River one year I was looking for "overlooked pockets" that no one hunted.

Offline Ironhead

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 1130
  • Location: Mad River
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2018, 09:39:25 AM »
Evolutuion of the Deer kind...I give you Snow Camo
"The problem with quotes on Internet Forums is, that it is often difficult to verify their authenticity." - Abraham Lincoln

Offline HookedOnQuack

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 227
  • Location: Spanaway
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2018, 08:27:19 PM »
Theres a piebald blacktail doe in Orting that has had piebald fawns the last two years. Its pretty cool to see all three of them together!

Offline 123

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 8
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2018, 07:23:09 PM »
They sure look cool but the coloration is a sign of a genetic defect, and many have physical deformities as well. Not something we really want to see more of.

Online JWEBB

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 414
  • Location: Camas
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2018, 09:30:39 PM »
Sweet pic
Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

Offline doubletall

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Hunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2010
  • Posts: 145
  • Location: Tacoma
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2018, 10:32:55 PM »
They sure look cool but the coloration is a sign of a genetic defect, and many have physical deformities as well. Not something we really want to see more of.

Probably canít tell from the picture but the legs are a lot shorter than normal.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline Gringo31

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2009
  • Posts: 5282
Re: Odd looking mule deer
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2018, 09:50:25 AM »
They usually have an overbite and are considered genetically inferior.  The ones I've seen don't seem to live real long.  Always fairly young ones (up to 3 years old) and the spots seem to change over time.
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

 

* Recent Topics

DESERT UNIT - L.T. MURRAY UNIT by yakimanoob
[Today at 09:41:30 PM]


Idaho Mule Deer Hunt by Mr Mykiss
[Today at 09:38:42 PM]


The pressure of having high point count for special permits-going for it by Mr Mykiss
[Today at 09:35:10 PM]


Kimber 84m 338 rifle by kisfish
[Today at 09:32:47 PM]


2018 Rocky Raffle by Falcon
[Today at 09:28:17 PM]


Spring bear success by Cascade
[Today at 09:27:01 PM]


Spearfishing by heronblu
[Today at 09:26:29 PM]


Mechanical Problem : 1992 F-150 351w 5.8l Engine Knock? by Dirty Mike
[Today at 09:23:52 PM]


Activity in you area by ian_padron
[Today at 09:20:15 PM]


Hoof Rot Confirmed by WDFW in Eastern Washington by W_Ellison2011
[Today at 09:18:26 PM]


Wanted:: Anyone have Tuna Bellies by ASHQUACK
[Today at 09:14:41 PM]


2018 Sheds. Post them here! by TommyH
[Today at 09:09:47 PM]


Lion attack in North bend? by Threewolves
[Today at 09:01:05 PM]


Rocky Mt vs Roosevelt by AL WORRELLS KID
[Today at 09:00:49 PM]


Nevada by carpsniperg2
[Today at 08:59:16 PM]


Huckleberry 121 by CLARKTAR
[Today at 08:59:08 PM]


Project truck by NRA4LIFE
[Today at 08:58:05 PM]


6.5 grendel price? by Jolten
[Today at 08:53:48 PM]


Ear protection for the range? by hunter105
[Today at 08:46:30 PM]


WTS - SS Browning A Bolt 300 WM w/ BOSS by Shadrach71
[Today at 08:45:01 PM]