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Deer of the Southwest A3822.indb i A3822.indb i 5/22/06 7:33:17 AM 5/22/06 7:33:17 AM A3822.indb ii A3822.indb ii 5/22/06 7:33:18 AM 5/22/06 7:33:18 AM DEER of the Southwest  A Complete Guide to the Natural History, Biology, and Management of Southwestern Mule Deer and White-Tailed Deer Jim Heffelfinger T E X A S A & M U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S College Station A3822.indb iii A3822.indb iii 5/22/06 7:33:18 AM 5/22/06 7:33:18 AM Financial assistance for the publication of this book generously provided by Dr. Scott Weiss, M.D. Eldon “Buck” Buckner Tucson and Flagstaff Chapters of The Mule Deer Foundation Arizona Chapter of Safari Club International Their contribution to improving the quality of this book and continued commitment to deer conservation in the Southwest is greatly appreciated. Copyright © 2006 by James R. Heffelfinger Printed in China by Everbest Printing Co. through Four Colour Imports All rights reserved First edition The paper used in this book meets the minimum requirements of the American National Standard for Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials, z39.48–1984. Binding materials have been chosen for durability. ⬁ 䊊 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Heffelfinger, Jim, 1964 – Deer of the Southwest : a complete guide to the natural history, biology, and management of mule deer and white-tailed deer / Jim Heffelfinger.—1st ed. p. cm. Includes index. isbn-13: 978-1-58544-515-8 (flexbound paper : alk. paper) isbn-10: 1-58544-515-0 (flexbound paper : alk. paper) 1. Mule deer—Southwest, New. 2. White-tailed deer—Southwest, New. i. Title. ql737.u55h43 2006 599.65⬘20979—dc22 2006005035 00-A3822-FM.indd iv 00-A3822-FM.indd iv 6/2/06 1:11:56 PM 6/2/06 1:11:56 PM Dedicated to the memory of Dr. Samuel L. Beasom: mentor, colleague, and friend. You are sorely missed. A3822.indb v A3822.indb v 5/22/06 7:33:21 AM 5/22/06 7:33:21 AM A3822.indb vi A3822.indb vi 5/22/06 7:33:22 AM 5/22/06 7:33:22 AM It is possible to make natural history entertaining and attractive as well as instructive, with no loss in scientific precision, but with great gain in stimulating, strengthening, and confirming the wholesome influence which the study of the natural sciences may exert upon the higher grades of mental culture. —Elliot Coues (1906) A3822.indb vii A3822.indb vii 5/22/06 7:33:22 AM 5/22/06 7:33:22 AM A3822.indb viii A3822.indb viii 5/22/06 7:33:22 AM 5/22/06 7:33:22 AM ...



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  • Mule deer -- Southwest, New.
  • White-tailed deer -- Southwest, New.
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