It's really mixed with some people wanting to keep them around while guys like me are dying to hunt them down lol. The pie bald are usually smaller and I suspect less healthy than the normal colored deer. When they have siblings to compare to from the same mother the normal ones are always a lot taller and heavier.
My cousin , who also hunts, gave me a bunch of shit about shooting the first one . They are still two of my favorite and most unique mounts. I'd shoot another in a heart beat if it was in season and I had the proper license
@KMG Hunting Safaris you are so correct on that. On a side note I wasn't to far from your area on this safari. I was Hunting with Eardley at Blaauwkrantz, I was in sensory overload, when he told me to take the Diker I was still jet lagged, and I said that I don't want to shoot that little thing. He said SHOOT so my thoughts were; guess he just wants to see if I can shoot. Little did I know that as far as the record book kinda animal goes ithis little guy was very respectable. When the tracker was very excited and patting me on the back I thought I am not sure why but this must be a nice trophy.