Claim: Photographs show a calico buck taken in Wisconsin.
REAL PHOTOGRAPHS; INACCURATE DESCRIPTION
Example:[Collected via e-mail, January 2009]
Here is a crazy Buck that a hunter got over in WI. 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 the one below is rarer then an albino.
Origins: The photographs of the piebald deer shown above are real, although the animal was apparently taken in East Texas (not Wisconsin), and it was not sold for $13,000.
According to the Texas Big Game Awards web site, "Bellville resident James Curtis took this unique piebald whitetail in Palestine opening weekend of deer season" in November 2008. The Buck Manager web site provides the additional information from Curtis' wife that:
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.