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Hunter accused of poaching rare albino deer in southwestern Indiana November 27, 2012 Indiana

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Hunter accused of poaching rare albino deer in southwestern Indiana November 27, 2012 Indiana, Indianapolis Star
For months, Chuck and Ginger Wilcox and their Warrick County neighbors watched a rare albino deer and its mother tromp through their wooded rural southwestern Indiana neighborhood. Their joy turned to sorrow — and anger — on the evening of Nov. 17 when an alleged poacher shot the tiny, snow-white yearling buck in the glare of a pickup’s headlights.

...someone drove down Elbe Road in Warrick County near Evansville and shot a white deer between houses after dark. Neighbors tracked the poacher down and held him until officials arrived. Wildlife officers say killing a white deer is legal in Indiana, but it's illegal to shoot the deer from a public roadway...

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