In 2004, Emmet County hunter John Ingersoll shot an almost completely white deer and took some heat for it in the local papers. Eventually state wildlife officials determined that the deer was an albino but had stained parts of its fur brown by rubbing against trees and urinating on its legs, thus qualifying the deer as a piebald and therefore fair game. But Ingersoll claims he’s spent thousands of dollars trying to clear his name and isn’t going away quietly.
In short, it was a giant SNAFU, the likes of which the DNR would probably prefer to avoid—and now will.
What do you think? Good decision?