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#3050482 - 11/26/12 08:00 PM I Watched Him Walk Away..........(pic)
Howa
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Registered: 10/28/06
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Loc: Houston County,TN

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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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Registered: 11/15/02
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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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Registered: 11/19/06
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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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Registered: 01/22/06
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Loc: Lewisburg

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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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Registered: 08/01/08
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Loc: East Tennessee

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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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Registered: 11/06/07
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Loc: Chester County

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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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Registered: 11/10/10
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Loc: Franklin TN

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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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Registered: 07/26/10
Posts: 503
Loc: Eva, AL

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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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Registered: 01/02/07
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Loc: lenoir city

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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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Registered: 11/12/10
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what a beauty
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