Deer of the Southwest

Deer of the Southwest : A Complete Guide to the Natural History, Biology, and Management of Southwestern Mule Deer and White-tailed Deer

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Wildlife biologist Jim Heffelfinger has combed the scientific literature, researched the historical archives, rousted researchers out of retirement, and badgered other southwestern deer biologists for information to create the most comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date reference yet on mule deer and white-tailed deer (including Coues whitetails) in the North American Southwest. In this book, anyone interested in deer will be treated to authoritative but nontechnical discussions of deer evolution, natural history, human use, physical characteristics, antler growth, movement, home ranges, density, diets, water requirements, mortality rates, rutting behavior, hybridization, and management. Special attention is given to the questions that continually arise regarding deer: Can deer see color? What do they eat? Can they hear deer-repelling car whistles? How large is an average home range? When is the rut? What causes deformed antlers? Are "antlered does" really does? Do predators affect deer populations? Do mule deer and white-tailed deer interbreed? "Deer of the Southwest" will be the definitive popular guide to these highly valued and critically important animals in this region.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 162.6 x 236.2 x 22.9mm | 793.8g
  • Texas A & M University Press
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • 12 colour, 28 b&w photos, 5 line art, 3 graphs, 3 maps, 19 tables, bibliography, index
  • 1585445150
  • 9781585445158

About Jim Heffelfinger

JIM HEFFELFINGER is regional game specialist with the Arizona Game and Fish Department and adjunct professor at the University of Arizona. He lives in Tucson.show more

Review quote

"It's the right time for a book on deer of the Southwest. Jim Heffelfinger has crammed a tremendous amount of information into this book. The test is not in scientific style as this may be a deterrent to many readers, but he cites source information so that anyone interested can review the original articles and draw their own conclusions. I found the book outstanding because of the width of coverage and the readability."--Dr. Wendell Swank, former Texas A&M University Wildlife professor, former director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department, and author of the book "The Mule Deer in Arizona ""Chaparrel"""(1958)--Dr. Wendell Swank, former Texas A&M University Wildlife professor, former dishow more

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