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About this book
About this book
Sponsored by the Quality Deer Management Association, this book is the first comprehensive reference in more than 20 years on the white-tailed deer, the most studied large mammal species in the world. It covers the evolutionary history of the species; its anatomy, physiology, and nutrition; population dynamics; and ecology across its vast range.
The text also presents a history of management beginning with Native Americans and progressing through management by Europeans, population lows in the early 1900s, restocking efforts through the mid-1900s, growing populations through the late 1900s, to a species that is overabundant and becoming difficult to manage.
The Past Taxonomy, Evolutionary History, and Distribution James R. Heffelfinger Biology Anatomy and Physiology Stephen S. Ditchkoff Nutrition David G. Hewitt Antlers Steve Demarais and Bronson K. Strickland Population Dynamics Charles A. DeYoung Spatial Use of Landscapes Kelley M. Stewart, R. Terry Bowyer, and Peter J. Weisberg Diseases and Parasites Tyler A. Campbell and Kurt C. VerCauteren Predator--Prey Relationships Warren Ballard Interactions with Other Large Herbivores Jonathan A. Jenks and David M. Leslie, Jr. White-Tailed Deer Behavior Randy W. DeYoung and Karl V. Miller Management Management History Kip P. Adams and R. Joseph Hamilton Impacts on Ecosystems Steeve D. Cote Impacts of Deer on Society Michael R. Conover Extensive Management Lonnie Hansen Management on Private Property Harry A. Jacobson, Charles A. DeYoung, Randy W. DeYoung, Timothy E. Fulbright, and David G. Hewitt Managing White-Tailed Deer: Eastern North America Duane R. Diefenbach and Stephen M. Shea Managing White-Tailed Deer: Midwest North America Kurt C. VerCauteren and Scott E. Hygnstrom Managing White-Tailed Deer: Western North America Timothy E. Fulbright Managing White-Tailed Deer: Latin America J. Alfonso Ortega-S., Salvador Mandujano, Jorge Villarreal, Ma. Isabel Di Mare, Hugo Lopez-Arevalo, Misael Molina, and Martin Correa-Viana Managing White-Tailed Deer: Exurban, Suburban, and Urban Environments Jacob L. Bowman The Future The Future of White-Tailed Deer Management Brian P. Murphy Appendix: Scientific Names of Plants and Animals Referenced in the Text Index
David G. Hewitt is the Stuart Stedman Chair for White-tailed Deer Research at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute of Texas A&M University-Kingsville.