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The deer of North America

Author: Leonard Lee Rue
Publisher: Guilford, CT : Lyons Press, 2004.
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For over thirty years, Dr. Leonard Lee Rue III's The Deer of North America has been the definitive book on the life and habits of the four deer species of North America - mule, whitetail, blacktail, and Sitka. Covers every important facet in the lives of deer, from anatomy and feeding habits to distribution and management controversies.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Lee Rue
ISBN: 1592284655 9781592284658
OCLC Number: 57724165
Notes: 1st Lyons Press paperback edition.
Description: 544 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Contents: (vii) Foreword to the 1997 Edition (ix) Preface (Part I) THE ANIMAL AND ITS BEHAVIOR (1) Man's Historical Impact on Deer (2) Varieties and Distribution (3) In the Tracks of Our Deer (4) Heads and Tails (5) External Glands (6) Teeth and Eyes Reveal the Age (7) Life Span (8) Calculating Live and Dressed Weights -- and Conserving Venison (9) Lightweights, Middleweights, Heavyweights (10) The Digestive System (11) Deer Hair -- Summer Red to Winter Blue (12) The Five Senses (13) Communication, Instinct, and Intelligence (Part II) HOW THE YEAR GOES (14) Life in Spring (15) Life in Summer (16) Life in Autumn (17) Life in Winter (Part III) TOWARD SOUND DEER MANAGEMENT (18) A Historical View of Management Problems (19) Automobile Fatalities and Accidents (20) Improving Deer Habitat (21) Population Management (22) Poachers (23) Wildlife Management and Politics (24) The Value of Our Deer (25) Public Education and the Future (Appendix I) Favored Foods (Appendix II) Deer Activity Cycles (Bibliography) (Index)
Responsibility: Leonard Lee Rue III.


The standard reference on all North American deer species-behavior, habitat, distribution, and more-with over three hundred photographs.  Read more...


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