Biology and Management of White tailed Deer

Author: David G. Hewitt
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482295989
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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. Capturing the diverse aspects of white-tailed deer research, Biology and Management of White-tailed Deer is a reflection of the resources invested in the study of the species’ effects on ecosystems, predator-prey dynamics, population regulation, foraging behavior, and browser physiology.

Biology and management of the Cervidae

Author: Christen M. Wemmer
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Pr
ISBN: 9780874749816
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Review papers and theoretical issues. Phylogenetic relationships of the Cervidae, and the case for a superfamily "Cervoidea". Relationships of living deer. The evolutionary history of the Cervidae with special reference to the Soyth American Radiation. Allometry and habitat-related adaptations in the postcranial skeleton of Cervidae. Diversity and evolution of antler form in quaternary deer. Recent advances in studies of antler development and neuroendocrine regulation of the antle cycle. Sexual selection in the Cervide. Reproduction of female cervids. Reproductive tactics of cervidae and their relationships to habitat. On the evolution of opitical signals in deer: a preliminary analysis. Case studies of exotic deer. Deer, plant phenology, and succession in the lowland forests of Nepal. Habitat use by the sambar (Cervus unicolor) in Thailand: a case study for Khao-yai National Park. Biology of the bawean deer and prospects for its management. Reproductive seasonality of the white-tailed deer on the Colombian Llanos. Activity patterns and habitat utilization of Pudus (Pudu puda) in South-Central Chile.Reproductive seasonality and grouping patterns of the North Andean deer or Taruca (Hippocamelus antisensis) in Southern Peru. Ecology and status of the Pampas Deer (Ozotoceros bezoarticus) in the Argentinian. The Pampas deer (Ozotoceros bezoarticus) in Central Brazil. Management in the wild and in captivity. The husbandry of tropical and temperate Cervids in the west Berlin Zoo. The management of Cervus in America.

Deer of the Southwest

Author: Jim Heffelfinger
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603445337
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Author Jim Heffelfinger presents a wide array of data in a reader-friendly, well-organized way. With a clear mission to make his information not only helpful, but entertaining and attractive as well, each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of understanding deer. The clear, detailed table of contents will help readers flip right to the section they want to investigate. Not just hunters, but anyone who is interested in the deer of West Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, southern California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, northern Mexico, or tribal lands will find this book to be an indispensable resource for understanding these familiar and fascinating animals. “Very few books on the subject of deer in any particular region lend themselves to being complete. Jim Heffelfinger’s book breaks the mold. It is by far the most comprehensive book on mule deer and white-tailed deer in the southwestern part of the United States, including Plains portions of Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico, I’ve ever read. Everything you ever wanted to know about these two deer species can be found in its pages . . . All of this under one cover and written in a style easy enough for the layperson to understand, but scientific enough for the professional biologist . . . Deer of the Southwest is a pleasure to read and should be part of every deer enthusiast’s library.”—Great Plains Research “An important reference for anyone interested in deer in the Southwest—managers and enthusiasts alike. Both enlightening and instructive, Deer of the Southwest is the ultimate source for understanding the history, management, and issues facing this resource. Jim Heffelfinger has solidified his reputation as the premier authority on deer in this region.”—Barry Hale, deer program manager, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

Sika Deer

Author: Dale R. McCullough
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 4431094296
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Sika deer, the graceful spotted deer of Japanese and Chinese art, originally were native to Asia from far-east Russia to Vietnam to the islands of Japan and Taiwan. They are widely raised in captivity to supply velvet antler for traditional medicine. They also were introduced to Europe, North America, and New Zealand, where they compete or interbreed with native deer. Sika deer typically occupy lowland hardwood forests with low winter snow depths, where they thrive in sites disturbed by fire, storm, or logging. In high numbers they can severely impact vegetation though overgrazing, stripping bark from trees and damaging crop fields and forest plantations. Their numbers are high in many parts of Japan, moderate in Russia, and reduced or extinct in the wild in China, Korea, Vietnam, and Taiwan. This book explores their basic biology, behavior, and ecology, including management for sport hunting, conservation or recovery of threatened populations, and resolution of conflict with humans in native and introduced lands.

White tailed Deer

Author: Lowell K. Halls
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811704861
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Information on white-tail deer population in 21 regions worldwide, covering: ecology, population, and management needs and opportunities.

Wild Mammals of North America

Author: George A. Feldhamer
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801874161
Format: PDF, Docs
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"An essential for any professional in the areas of wildlife management or biology, and of great value to anyone interested in the life histories of North American mammals." -- Northeastern Naturalist

Quality Whitetails

Author: Karl V. Miller
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811734356
Format: PDF, ePub
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Top deer biologists and deer hunting authors discuss how and when hunters should harvest bucks and antlerless deer, and how to ensure a better chance of getting that trophy buck.

Deer of China

Author: Noriyuki Ōtaishi
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd
ISBN: 9780444815408
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The White tailed Deer

Author: Ilo Hiller
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
ISBN: 9780890966976
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Provides a look at the habitat needs, food preferences, physical characteristics, social behavior, and general life cycle of the white-tailed deer