While working on a job in New Jersey a few years ago I stumbled upon a piebald fawn.
Neither Corey nor I had seen or heard of any piebald deer on the lease, but one night the phone rang when I was having dinner with my family.
I shot him at 15 yards, and he's a piebald spike buck.
At 20 yards he saw what his mind was telling him he was seeing--a piebald doe.
By shooting two piebald deer in the same season, my friend had probably done what no other hunter in North America had done
Unbelievably, one month later Corey called me and said, "CJ, I had another piebald doe at 25 yards, but I just could not get a clean shot.
Last year a number of us hunting the same lease set our sights on a piebald doe we believed to be 2 1/2-years old.
Although the wind was completely wrung, the piebald started running toward Brian and stopped only 12 yards away.
Not only is Corey a buck magnet, he's also a piebald magnet.
Corresponding public attraction and novelty of seeing an albino or piebald deer should not supercede sound wildlife management or evolutionary selection that has does promoting albino or piebald traits.
Combine the record entry score with the rare piebald appearance and you have what many consider the rarest trophy whitetail ever taken in the Sooner State, and quite possibly anywhere in the country.
Therefore, the Sallee buck is not only the first piebald ever taken in Oklahoma, it is most likely the last.