Biology and Management of White-tailed Deer

by Hewitt, David G.
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Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: June 12, 2015

ISBN: 9781482295986

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Winner of the Wildlife Society Outstanding Edited Book Award for 2013!

Winner of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society Outstanding Book Award for 2011!

Winner of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award for 2011!

Biology and Management of White-tailed Deer organizes and presents information on the most studied large mammal species in the world. The book covers the evolutionary history of the species, its anatomy, physiology, and nutrition, population dynamics, and ecology across its vast range (from central Canada through northern South America). The book then discusses the history of management of white-tailed deer, beginning with early Native Americans and progressing through management by Europeans and examining population lows in the early 1900s, restocking efforts through the mid 1900s, and recent, overabundant populations that are becoming difficult to manage in many areas.

Features:

  • Co-published with the Quality Deer Management Association
  • Compiles valuable information for white-tailed deer enthusiasts, managers, and biologists
  • Written by an authoritative author team from diverse backgrounds
  • Integrates white-tailed deer biology and management into a single volume
  • Provides a thorough treatment of white-tailed deer antler biology
  • Includes a CD-ROM with color images

The backbone of many state wildlife management agencies' policies and a featured hunting species through much of their range, white-tailed deer are an important species ecologically, socially, and scientifically in most areas of North America. Highly adaptable and now living in close proximity to humans in many areas, white-tailed deer are both the face of nature and the source of conflict with motorists, home-owners, and agricultural producers.