White Deer Tours of the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus, NY will begin Thursday, November 16, Seneca White Deer President Dennis Money announced today. The world’s largest herd of white, white-tailed deer form the centerpiece of the tours, which will also feature military artifacts from decades as a major weapons storage facility. Reservations for the tours can be made online at www.senecawhitedeer.org.
The 90-minute, guided bus tours will feature food plots established to restore deer herd and stop at one of the earth-covered storage igloos that once stockpiled weapons of all sizes and descriptions. This is the first time in more than five years the former Depot has been open to the public. Tours will generally be conducted Thursday through Sunday, year round, not just for a limited number of weekends as they have in the past.
The 25-passenger tour buses will leave the John and Josephine Ingle Welcome Center on Route 96A, about 10 miles south of Geneva, NY, and travel through the heart of the storage area which features 519 earth-covered bunkers, more than 100 miles of roads, and remnants of the farms that preceded the Depot. The white deer on the former Depot are recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest herd of white, white-tailed deer.
Reservations for tours can be made online at senecawhitedeer.org. Full details on the tour schedule and pricing are on the Seneca White Deer, Inc. website.
“We’ve been working for years to make this happen, and now we have a year-round program of tours that will interest nature lovers, military history buffs and people who just want to know what is behind those fences,” said Money.