An out-of-town hunter broke an unspoken agreement by killing a rare white deer in Sauk County, Wisconsin, this week, leaving a town divided over the whether the beautiful animals should be protected.
There was nothing illegal about Saturday’s shooting in Leland, about 15 miles northwest of Sauk City. White and albino deer aren’t protected in chronic-wasting-disease zones, and this deer was not even a true albino because it had a dark spot on its hindquarters.
But the area only has about eight white and albino deer, and even though the town is full of avid hunters the residents have formed a truce to keep them safe. So when a hunter bagged a white buck Saturday, some townspeople reacted with anger and dismay.