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anyone ever seen one?my dad swears he saw two today and one road killed.if its true ill get some pics soon
 

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Regarding the road kill one.....they are called flies.
 

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They are called Melanistic Deer. "Melanistic whitetails are very rare, even more rare than piebald or albino deer. You can recognize a melanistic deer because their bodies produce far too much of the pigment known as melanin which makes them much darker than your average whitetail. Of the millions of deer taken each year only a few with melanism have been reported. Most people don't know they exist due to the extreme rarity, making a melonistic buck a true trophy."
 

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went to check it out and it was gone within a half hour,someone picked it up,he swears it was black as my lab.i told him it was a goat!
 

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Search the forums there was one killed somewhere last season somewhere in kentucky or something.
 

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Search Under Melanistic Deer,

There have been a few stories as well as pictures about the rarity. Interesting reading, Would be something to actually see one.
 

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wow that is sweet.... i would have paid that thing no attention either..... i would have said dog or cow depending on where i was... no wonder no one ever saw it he probably made sure to stay in with the cows..... these deer are getting smarter every year i tell ya.... now they can blend in with everything:lol: .... nice post hads....
-Hawk
 

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my brother seen him today,crossed m 53 in romeo in broad daylight,all black,he had about 6 in spikes.
 

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plugjerker said:
my brother seen him today,crossed m 53 in romeo in broad daylight,all black,he had about 6 in spikes.
As you know, the Woods-n-Water News is published in Imlay City. If anyone knows about this, they might......give Tom a call. A few years back, there were a few white ones west of Imlay that had escaped from a farm in the Attica area. A black exotic is my guess.

L & O
 

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my brother seen him today,crossed m 53 in romeo in broad daylight,all black,he had about 6 in spikes.
I seen this deer today. We got about 20ft away from it I have my pictures at cvs right now. It was the coolest ever maybe he will make it around until open day. he is not scared of anything either!! He was in the apple orchard next to my house we got a call to come and check it out. It was a real thing I couldn't believe my eyes. I have the movie camera ready.
 

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My family farms near M-53 in Romeo and that damn deer has been just killing our soybeans. You are right, he is not scared of anything. My father-in-law walked darn near right up to him before he decided to run off. Very neat looking deer!
 

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That would make sense, that deer was really tame.
 

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I heard he was shot this week,it was not a whitetail but an exotic that got loose.
Do you know where he was shot and by who? My brother-in-law was contacted by the DNR and they would like the head to do some studies. The deer was belived to have some disease.

Thanks for any information.
 

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I've got a pic of a woman and a black buck but don't know how to post it. I could email it to someone.
 

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I've seen a few pics of them. Seems I've heard of them being taken in texad and kentucky. If I recall I saw a picture last year with an older woman who harvested one.
 
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