Every hunter dreams of shooting a truly unique buck while deer hunting that hopefully has large antlers to boot. Well, many large bucks are shot each year across the whitetail deer’s habitat, but not all that many of them are piebald. I received an email today about an big piebald buck that was shot and allegedly sold for $13,000 to the sporting goods retailer Cabela’s. Here are the photos and how the thirteen thousand dollar story read:
“Here is a buck that a deer hunter got in Wisconsin. He sent these pictures to a bunch of people to see what he could get and the owner of Cabela’s paid him $13,000 for the head and hide. A calico buck, like this one is rarer than an albino.”
Being an avid deer hunter and writing about deer hunting on a regular basis, I decided to check into this story. It did not take me long to find that this hunting story was only a camp fire story, not real at all. This piebald buck was shot in Texas, not Wisconsin. In addition, piebald deer are not more rare than albino deer. In fact, it is the other way around.
So although this lucky Texas hunter did bag the buck of a lifetime, it did not go down the way the story reads. Did Cabela’s ultimately buy the deer for $13,000? I doubt it. Many facts in this deer hunting story are false, so I suspect the whole thing is fake. Nice buck, though.
If you love Texas, you will LOVE this video!