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  1. Cathy
    April 17, 2018 @ 10:02 pm

    Hi Chris,
    Thanks for this post. All of the dear are beautiful. The documentary by the historian Walter Gable was very interesting. I had heard of the Seneca Army Depot, but I didn’t know anything about it. I can’t imagine the emotions of the families who gave up their land when the depot was created. This is an important part of New York State history.

  2. Eleanor
    April 18, 2018 @ 1:28 am

    Thank you, Chris, it was nice to be reminded again of the white deer, something special we have here in NYS. I am going to send this to my brother-in- law in Texas; something tells me that as a sportsman and former hunter he will be intrigued by this.

  3. Elizabeth Bragg
    April 18, 2018 @ 7:33 pm

    I’m very familiar with the Seneca White (really leucistic) Deer because my family has a cottage on Cayuga Lake. Leucistic deer are also spotted a lot in another area that I am very familiar with: the Buffalo River in Buffalo, NY. It’s not uncommon to see them in Tifft Nature Preserve and we often see them on the Buffalo River shoreline, especially near Mutual Riverfront Park in the early morning.

  4. Michele
    April 20, 2018 @ 12:39 pm

    Don’t know if it’s a “tall tail” but I’ve heard their white color is from chemicals or something else stored at the Depot. Anyone else hear that?

    • Carl Patrick
      April 21, 2019 @ 10:47 am


      We at White Deer Tours hear the fables about radiation from nuclear weapons and chemicals causing the white coloration in the deer, too. The fact is that these white deer occur naturally and are sometimes seen in the wild. Because they are very easy prey for predators and hunters, they usually don’t last too long in the wild. The protection of the Depot fence and the Army policy of not harming the white deer gave them an advantage the we never see in the wild. It is a really neat side benefit of the Army’s activity in the Finger Lakes.

      Carl Patrick
      Vice President, Seneca White Deer, Inc.

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