Seneca White Deer

Seneca White Deer

Just off the eastern shore of Seneca Lake lies the former Seneca Army Depot, home to the largest herd of white deer in existence. The herd began as a group of fenced in brown, white-tail deer, but over time an all-white recessive gene began to manifest itself and dominate the herd. Today the white deer population within the 24 miles of fence is over 200 strong and is the result of careful monitoring and protection. Now the deer are protected through conservation efforts and public donations.

To learn more about how you can help view and protect this unique natural resource visit http://www.senecawhitedeer.org