By John Ozoga, Patrick Durkin
John Ozoga - one in every of North America's most advantageous deer researchers - stocks his commonsense insights into the continents preferred, adaptive and majestic online game animal. Deer hunters and deer watchers will deepen their knowing of whitetail habit, and learn the way and the place to come across deer each time they input the woods.
Ozoga carried out 30 years of deer examine with Michigan's division of traditional assets. for the reason that 1994 he has written the Deer study column for Deer & Deer searching journal. This ebook compiles 35 of Ozogas so much exciting and interesting articles. half 1 examines the whitetails society; half 2, whitetail social communique; half three, survival of the herd; and half four, the whitetails future.
Accompanying Ozoga's in-depth textual content is the breath-taking paintings of popular natural world photographers to aid illustrate the whitetails complicated behavior.
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Nearly every time we spoke, I reminded John there would always be room for his writings in D&DH; all he had to do was give the word. As John inched closer toward his pending retirement in early 1994, we began talking about the type of research findings he would like to share with the magazine’s readers. Still, it wasn’t until I assigned John his first article and manuscript deadline that I allowed myself to celebrate the magazine’s coup. Finally, after four years of courting this venerable researcher and talented writer, we actually had an agreement!
Library of Congress Catalog Number: 99-68133 ISBN: 0-87341-881-6 Printed in the United States of America To my very special Janice: this family’s guiding light. Bill Kinney CONTENTS Title Page Special Offers Foreword Introduction Acknowledgments PART 1: THE DEER SOCIETY: Finding a Place in the Social Arena Chapter 1: A Divided Household: Segregation of the Sexes Chapter 2: Social Structure: Life in the Female Society Chapter 3: The Estrous Cycle: Following Doe Activity During the Rut Chapter 4: Social Structure: Life in the Male Society Chapter 5: Beauty or Brawn: Do Antlers Have a True Function?
1990. Age and sex differences of white-tailed deer diet composition, quality and calcium. Journal of Wildlife Management. 54:532-538. Charles J. Alsheimer Chapter 2 PART I SOCIAL STRUCTURE: Life in the Female Society The whitetail’s female society evolved primarily to maximize reproductive success, even in the presence of effective predators. The society also evolved to make efficient use of food and cover, which probably changed suddenly and frequently during primitive times. The white-tailed deer’s social organization evolved in response to predators, disease, habitat, climate, hunting by American Indians and other constantly changing pressures.