Leonard Lee Rue III's Way of the Whitetail

Leonard Lee Rue III's Way of the Whitetail

by Leonard Lee Rue III
     
 

The white-tailed deer population is now the highest it’s been since the mid 1600s, making whitetails one of the greatest conservation success stories. However, this growth explosion has coincided with an increasing human population and the destruction of the deer’s habitat. The result has been an effort to reduce the number of deer while juggling the needs and wants… See more details below

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The white-tailed deer population is now the highest it’s been since the mid 1600s, making whitetails one of the greatest conservation success stories. However, this growth explosion has coincided with an increasing human population and the destruction of the deer’s habitat. The result has been an effort to reduce the number of deer while juggling the needs and wants of landowners, the public at large, hunters, and the best interests of the deer themselves.
Fortunately, better management, coupled with our ever-increasing knowledge of the deer—thanks in part to noted experts such as Leonard Lee Rue III—should ensure the deer’s future.
In Leonard Lee Rue III's Way of the Whitetail Rue leads readers through the whitetail’s behavior, writing in his trademark soft science style with the authority of one who knows their every habit and haunt through personal research. The result is an easy read that’s scientifically sound.
Readers follow the whitetail’s behavior through the seasons—month by month. Rue also covers this animal’s extraordinary sensory abilities and provides insight into the versatility and adaptability of this creature, which occupies a vast geographic range while other species struggle to merely exist among humans.
Also recommended: Whitetails: Behavior, Ecology, Conservation, Majestic Whitetails, and Antlers.
Author Bio: Dr. Leonard Lee Rue III of Blairstown, New Jersey has spent much of his life studying, photographing, and living with wildlife in its natural habitats. He is the author of twenty five books on wildlife, including The Deer of North America, and is one of the most published wildlife photographers in the country. Dr. Rue was awarded the Outdoor Writers’ Association of America’s Jade of Chiefs Award for conservation writings, as well as the North American Nature Photographers' Association’s highest award, The Lifetime Achievement in Nature Photography Award.
Reviews
This book . . . reflects a wealth of knowledge and experience. It is a celebration of Rue’s relationship with this fascinating animal. Many of the observations he reports have never been previously documented. I recommend it to all students of deer, whether they are hunters, professional biologists or just deer lovers.
Dr. R. Larry Marchinton, Professor Emeritus,
Wildlife Biology, University of Georgia
Another fantastic work by one of the great naturalists of our time.
Dr. Harry Jacobson, Retired Professor,
Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, Mississippi State University

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The white-tail deer population has grown to be<-->in a sharply diminished range<-->as great as in the mid 17th century. Rue describes his decades of study of their natural history. The book is heavily illustrated with color photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896584174
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
09/01/1900
Edition description:
ILLUSTRATE
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.85(w) x 11.37(h) x 0.77(d)

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