Learn the truth behind the popular Facebook post that claims a piebald deer was sold to Cabelas for $13,000.
It’s safe to say you’ve probably come across a picture of a rare calico, or also known as piebald, deer claiming to be shot in Wisconsin. The post always claims the deer was purchased from Cabelas for $13,000.
The caption of the picture usually does’t change, but it resurfaces almost every deer season. This year, Big Rack Trophy Products & Whitetail Academy posted the photo and 140,000 shares later, it’s pretty safe to say that it went viral once again.
The deer was actually killed November 2, 2008, on a privately owned ranch outside of Palestine, Texas. The piebald deer scored 138 5/8 gross with a total body weight of 195 pounds. My husband is getting the deer full body mounted. Anyways, I just wanted to give you this information since there are lots of emails going around saying the deer was harvested in Michigan, Arkansas, West Virginia, and Georgia just to name a few. One email even says that the deer was sold to Cabelas for $13,000! It is crazy.
It’s fair to say that the deer could easily be sold for $13,000, but to public knowledge, the buck is still owned by the hunter.
Piebald deer are rare and amazing looking with the rare pigmentations. Calico or piebald deer occur form a genetic defect. It’s said that less than 1% of all wild deer are piebald deer, creating a true trophy and an breathtaking animal.
Do you enjoy looking at piebald deer? Here’s a piebald buck, shot this year, that was personally sent to me. And I can vouch for those facts.