Dare to call these Deer Albino! Rare White Deer at Mille Lacs Lake Minnesota
The rare white deer at Mille Lacs Lake are such beautiful and majestic creatures! Dare to call these Deer albino? I say this because they are not albino! I’ve seen a few articles on line. I wonder when someone sees a white animal hey automatically assume it is albino? That includes me! However, these rare blue eyed beauties are actually an anomaly, because they have no red eyes here!
I had lived in Isle, Minnesota for a few years on Mille Lacs Lake and frequently visited Father Hennepin Park for my daily walks with my dog. I look back and feel fortunate that I had so many opportunities to see and watch the rare white deer.
Protecting the Deer
Last I knew there were a total of 7 white deer living in and around the park. That number goes up and down each year. The white deer in the park are protected. But sadly that doesn’t mean that when they roam out the park that some trophy hungry hunter won’t take them out. There has been a large movement with the state of and the area to protect these deer and fine anyone who does hunt them. (Side note, I have nothing against hunters in general)
I have run into so many tourist while living in the area. They've made special trips to Father Hennepin Park on Mille Lacs Lake just to get a glimpse of the white deer! Unfortunately, it has been said to be rare to see them even in the park and most people go home empty handed! The truth is it’s not so hard to find them if you know where to look and when! I spent hours and hours in the park on my morning or afternoon walks and started to see a trend of when to find them.
Finding the Rare White Deer at Mille Lacs Lake
Whether you live in Minnesota or are planning to travel there, taking a trip to Mille Lacs Lake is worth your while! You can find the white deer in Father Hennepin Park by Isle, Minnesota. The best time of year to spot these beauty’s is at dusk in the fall when the weather starts to cool down. However, you can also see them throughout the year. But they are harder to spot in winter against the snow.
I wouldn’t even begin to tell which trails to find them. However, they do tend to be on the main road into the park at dusk. There is a trail along the lakes edge. As you walk down to the lake, take the dirt trail to the left you may spot these lovelies in the early mornings!
I wish you good luck on your quest to find the Rare White Deer at Mille Lacs Lake!