11-Year-Old Michigan Hunter Nabs Rare Albino Buck
Check out this rare 12-point albino buck taken by 11-year-old Michigan Hunter Gavin Dingman.
Gavin Dingman took this trophy buck while hunting with his father last week, and he feels like a rock star.
Mick Dingman, Gavin's father, told USA Today that all the hunting shows and magazines are calling to hear Gavin's memorable hunting story.
The Dingmans and their neighborhood all had their eyes on the rare albino deer over the last couple of years, taking photos, and having high hopes of bagging this beautiful creature.
Gavin and his 13-year-old brother Graham were arguing during dinner as to whose turn it was to go hunting with their dad, luckily for Gavin, it was his.
Gavin described feeling "very nervous" as he took aim with his crossbow as his dad gently coached him to make sure he was ready to take a clean shot.
Gavin's shot was from about 30 yards, and told USA Today that, "I double-lunged it."
The Dingmans are doing a full body mount of the trophy 12 point, to remind them of the rare and memorable experience, saying:
It's too rare and too pretty not to spend the extra money and have the whole thing done.
Albino deer are so rare that only one in about 20,000 are born. Some biologists claim there is only one in 100,000 deer born.