Great Plains Studies, Center for

 

Date of this Version

2007

Comments

Published in Great Plains Research17:2 (Fall 2007). Copyright ©2007 Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Abstract

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, starting from the natural history and early evolution of deer into the New World, separation into two species, selection of habitat types by the two, general management for these deer in the Southwest region, and specific southwestern state management programs. 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.