Ecology and Management of the Mourning Dove

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Thomas S. Baskett, Mark W. Sayre, Roy E. Tomlinson
Stackpole Books, 1993 - 567 pages
Nicely published (apparently with subsidy) by the Wildlife Management Institute, Washington, D.C. Comprehensively deals with the most numerous, widespread, and heavily hunted of North American gamebirds. Among the topics covered in 29 contributions: classification and distributions, migration, nesting, reproductive strategy, growth and maturation, feeding habits, diseases, survey procedures, population trends, care of captive mourning doves, and hunting. The final chapter identifies research and management needs. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Interesting.. Except its Timothy W. Sutterfield not Timothy M. Sutterfield.. I should know as he's my father

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Older Book but probably the best overall reference on dove hunting on the Web. Great sections on hunting in the desert Southwest.

Contents

Historical Perspective
7
Classification and Distribution
47
LIFE HISTORY AND BIOLOGY
55
Nesting and Production
81
Reproductive Strategy
105
The Crop Gland
117
Growth Maturation and Molt
129
Energetics Metabolism and Reproductive Physiology
143
Analyses of Banding Data
269
Population Characteristics and Trends in the Eastern Management Unit
281
Population Characteristics and Trends in the Central Management Unit
305
Population Characteristics and Trends in the Western Management Unit
341
RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT
377
Sexing Aging and Miscellaneous Research Techniques
399
Mourning Dove Hunting Regulations
429
Mourning Dove Harvest
449

Behavior
161
Foods and Feeding Ecology
181
Diseases Parasites and Contaminants
205
Other Natural Mortality
225
POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS AND APPRAISAL
231
Biological Evaluation of the Callcount Survey
253
Hunting in the South
475
Shooting Field Management
495
Appendix A Common and Scientific Names of Plants Cited in the Text
515
Index
561
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