Item: Boy’s first buck more special because of rare coloring: Experts say the four-point buck may have had a genetic trait known as melanism that caused its fur and tongue to be black/Eric Barker, Lewiston Tribune.
More Info: Van Tassel said family members had reported seeing a black doe in the area but not a black buck. Although Pearson and his father are proud of the deer, both are a little sheepish about taking such a rare individual. But they are also pragmatic about it. “It’s so rare he hates to shoot something like that,” Van Tassel said.
Question: Do you remember your first hunting kill?