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The information in web page comes from numerous technical books and articles. If you would like to learn more about Coues deer, you can look through this list of literature to find one that might interest you most. Click on the links to find a web site that sells that particular book or report. If you want help finding a resource, send me an

Geist, V. 1998. Deer of the world: their evolution, behavior, and ecology. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA. 421 pp.

Heffelfinger, J. 1997. Age criteria for Arizona game species. Arizona Game and Fish Dept. Special Report #19, Phoenix. 40 pp.

Hoffmeister, D. F. 1986. Mammals of Arizona. University of Arizona Press, Tucson. 602 pp.

Knipe, T. 1977. The Arizona whitetail deer. Arizona Game and Fish Department Special Report 6, Phoenix. 108 pp.

Manghini, M. T. and N. S. Smith. 1990. Water use and diurnal seasonal ranges of Coues white-tailed deer. Pages 21-34 in P. R. Krausman and N. S. Smith, eds. Managing wildlife in the southwest. Arizona Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Phoenix. 262 pp.

Ockenfels, R. A. Coues White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus couesi): An annotated Bibliography. Arizona Game and Fish Department Special Report Number 18, Phoenix. 106 pp. Note: You might have more luck getting a copy of this excellent publication by emailing Richard Okenfels. He has many other literature sources as well.

Okenfels, R. A., D. E. Brooks, and C. H. Lewis. 1991. General ecology of Coues white-tailed deer in the Santa Rita Mountains. Ariz. Game and Fish Dept. Technical Report 6, Phoenix. 73 pp.

Raught, R. W. 1967. White-tailed Deer. Pages 52-60 in W. S. Huey, ed. New Mexico wildlife management. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Santa Fe. 250 pp.

Smith, N. S. 1984. Reproduction in Coues white-tailed deer relative to drought and cattle stocking rates. Page 13-30 in P. R. Krausman and N. S. Smith, eds. Deer in the southwest: a workshop. University of Arizona, Tucson. 131 pp.

Vaughan, T. 1986. Mammology. 3rd edition, CBS College Publishing, New York. 576 pp.

Verme, L. J. 1965. Reproduction studies on penned white-tailed deer. Journal of Wildlife Management 29:74-79.

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