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#3050482 - 11/26/12 08:00 PM I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic)
Howa
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I watched the trophy of a lifetime walk directly under my stand on Sunday morning at 6:25.......and then I watched him walk away.....I just stared in amazement at what I had witnessed. Not knowing whether to laugh, or cry, or just throw up, I climbed down from the tree and went back to the house after only a half hour of hunting. "My trophy" was an albino buck, illegal in Tennessee. I had heard of an albino about 3 miles from my house but that was 2 years ago, never really gave it a thought until this guy strolled by yesterday morning, complete albino, pink eyes and all. I did some digging and actually found this trailcam pic which was posted believe it or not on tndeer back in August from Houston County, I never saw the thread. Turns out this pic was taken 3 months ago and 3 miles from my house, I have no doubt this is "my deer". I wanted to share....

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#3050497 - 11/26/12 08:05 PM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: Howa]
rem270
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wow. that would make a man give up for the rest of the season.

sure wish theyd make it legal.

hate it for ya man
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#3050509 - 11/26/12 08:10 PM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: rem270]
WestTn Huntin'man
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I think my heart would have skipped a few beats.
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#3050576 - 11/26/12 08:41 PM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
redblood
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you got to view a site few have seen in the wild. there will be other bucks. i would cherish the memory of that forest ghost walking off unharmed
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#3050619 - 11/26/12 08:50 PM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: redblood]
Diehard Hunter
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You can thank the vocal few in Williamson county that convinced the TWRC to go against the suggestions of TWRA. They are the ones that made it illegal to kill albinos.
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#3050661 - 11/26/12 09:03 PM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: Diehard Hunter]
easy45
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beautiful animal there, would make an awesome full body mount
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#3050813 - 11/26/12 11:00 PM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: easy45]
catman529
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we need to get a petition going or something. really no sense in outlawing the killing of an albino deer, and there are a few roaming around here that would look fine on the wall.
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#3051071 - 11/27/12 07:48 AM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: catman529]
hitek7
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If they were not illegal to shoot, you probably would have never seen it because it would be dead. Just be glad ou were able to witness it. I have only seen one before, and it was in Illinois.
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#3051086 - 11/27/12 08:02 AM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: hitek7]
jeff034fun
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i dont think i could let him pass
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#3052708 - 11/28/12 06:26 AM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: jeff034fun]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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what a beauty
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#3053170 - 11/28/12 10:16 AM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
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Very cool and one of the most ignorant laws ever put on the books!
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#3053455 - 11/28/12 02:12 PM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: Winchester]
RAFI
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 Originally Posted By: Winchester
Very cool and one of the most ignorant laws ever put on the books!


I agree!

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#3053833 - 11/28/12 06:46 PM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
WesNW
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I know quite a few ppl who have been watching him over the years. The whole county knows "of" him. Neat deer
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#3054068 - 11/28/12 08:19 PM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: Winchester]
clinchmtnboy7
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 Originally Posted By: Winchester
Very cool and one of the most ignorant laws ever put on the books!


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#3054645 - 11/29/12 08:37 AM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: Diehard Hunter]
TNDeerGuy
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 Originally Posted By: Diehard Hunter
You can thank the vocal few in Williamson county that convinced the TWRC to go against the suggestions of TWRA. They are the ones that made it illegal to kill albinos.


I believe that is incorrect. You can thank a certain group of lawmakers on Capital Hill in Nashville that made it illegal, at the Legislative level, and not the TWRC—the TWRC actually gets a pass this time.

Regardless, it is very unfortuante that the OP did not get to remove this mutation from the herd, for several reasons, and a beautiful mutation it is.
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#3054681 - 11/29/12 08:51 AM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: Howa]
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Wow! \:o
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#3054896 - 11/29/12 10:56 AM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: MUP]
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Heartbreaker!!!!
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#3062227 - 12/03/12 09:48 PM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: Howa]
Boone 58
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Freaking Awesome.............cant for the life of me figure out how they railroaded them into being illegal to "harvest".........
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#3062599 - 12/04/12 08:36 AM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: jeff034fun]
Backwudz
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 Originally Posted By: jeff034fun
i dont think i could let him pass
Then you would be breaking the law!!!
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#3062949 - 12/04/12 12:16 PM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: Backwudz]
Phil1979
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Very cool. At least you got to see him.
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#3102257 - 12/30/12 09:57 PM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
deerslayer29
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i dont think i could let himm walk
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#3102344 - 12/30/12 10:49 PM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: deerslayer29]
redblood
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 Originally Posted By: deerslayer29
i dont think i could let himm walk



so you would poach him?
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#3102445 - 12/31/12 07:24 AM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: redblood]
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cool deer for sure
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#3104285 - 01/01/13 11:58 AM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: Football Hunter]
TRIGGER
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That would be awesome to see. Would be disappointing to see him and know you can't shoot him though.
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#3104784 - 01/01/13 05:43 PM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: TRIGGER]
Woodson223
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I have seen that deer several times he stays in the lower field on the left at the wood line on the to way to Danville.
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#3105138 - 01/01/13 08:21 PM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: Howa]
Boone 58
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I dont/wont ever understand why this is illegal. Oh well......beautiful sight!!!
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#3105637 - 01/02/13 09:09 AM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: Phil1979]
jeff034fun
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some law are BS
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#3109083 - 01/04/13 11:44 AM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: redblood]
mathews338
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
 Originally Posted By: deerslayer29
i dont think i could let himm walk



so you would poach him?
most would. i'd be willing to bet that the majority would. most just want to act like they never even bend a rule. only difference between deerslayer and most others is he is being honest about it.

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#3395199 - 10/09/13 01:20 PM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: mathews338]
Howa
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Update on this deer in new thread titled "He's Back"
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#3424953 - 10/28/13 09:40 PM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
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What pretty deer.
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#3425026 - 10/28/13 10:19 PM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: trukeyhunter]
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That is a beautiful deer, and a stud!!!
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#3425442 - 10/29/13 08:26 AM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
ROD
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YOU KNOW SOME POLITICIAN MADE THAT LAW FOR HIS SELFISH REASONS THAT IS A DEER OWNED BY THE STATE AND SHOULD BE HARVESTED.
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#3425881 - 10/29/13 12:43 PM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: ROD]
deerhunter10
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wow that's tough, but at least you saw him many people never get to see one. ive seen a piebol but that's the closest ive seen. what a stud.
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#3425902 - 10/29/13 12:54 PM Re: I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic) [Re: deerhunter10]
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I commend you on passing him, only for legal reason mind you. I am one more that thinks a genetically defective deer not being a legal deer in this state is absurd.
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