As reported by WVTM 13 News, Tennessee hunter Cameron Bond tagged a 20-pound white gobbler this month.
The late Lovett E. Williams, Jr. wrote extensively on color mutations in wild turkeys:
Off-colored wild turkeys are seen from time to time. The "smoke gray" mutant is the most commonly reported. It is an incomplete albino with normal black markings and normal-colored eyes, but lacks the brown colors due to genetic mutation . . . Other types of incomplete albinism have been reported in which single feathers were white or entire specimens were mostly white. (The Book of the Wild Turkey)
Steve Hickoff is Realtree.com's editorial director and turkey hunting editor. He’s been beaten by more birds than he can remember. Still he kills enough to eat well, and fool with beards, spurs and fans until the next season. Pennsylvania born and raised, Maine is his home base now. A full-time outdoor communicator with a couple university writing degrees, he chases spring gobblers and fall flocks around the country.