Michael Utt watched for two quarries from his hunting stand during the recent Missouri firearms deer season: an all-white deer for his camera and a white-tailed deer for the freezer. Utt bagged both.
A Sugar Creek resident, he was hunting near Lake of the Ozarks on Nov. 13 when a white deer moved through the woods. He knew such a deer was in the area and was carrying a camera just in case, so he shot some photographs. Later, he found the deer in another location and took more photographs.
Utt was hunting on a friend’s land and some area residents had reported a white deer in the woods.
“I wasn’t sure I believed them,” Utt said.
Utt brought his camera along with his weapon. He was looking for the all-white deer and white-tail deer.
He found both. He shot the white-tail deer but left the albino deer roam.