Touching the Wild

Touching the Wild

Living With the Mule Deer of Deadman Gulch

Book - 2014
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In Illumination in the Flatwoods, Joe Hutto unveiled the secret lives of wild turkeys to great critical acclaim, which resulted in the Emmy Award-winning PSB documentary My Life as a Turkey. Now Hutto has done it again. Touching the Wild is the enchanting story about one man who has lived with a herd of mule deer in the Rockies for almost seven years.
Due to the intense curiosity of one groundbreaking deer, and the resulting introduction to an entire herd, Joe Hutto has been allowed unprecedented access and insight into the minds and behavior of this special animal. Spending every day embedded among the herd, he develops an uncanny connection with the deer, witnessing individual and group dynamics never before observed and recorded, unveiling just how much we have in common with these delicate beings.
Each season brings joy as fawns are born, and heartache as hunters, predators, development, and a pollution all take their toll. The mule deer of the West are in trouble, and Hutto is their most fervent advocate. Touching the Wild is proof that we have so much to learn from wild animals about their world, ourselves, and the fragile planet we share. Full color photos throughout.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 2014.
ISBN: 9781626362130
Branch Call Number: 599.65 HUTTO
599.653 HUT
Characteristics: xiv, 306 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.


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Aug 16, 2016

I just read the Turkey book, and could hardly wait for this one; I used to live in Wyoming. This volume is a little science-heavy in spots, but Hutto is a wildlife professional, after all. Mostly he's a wonderfully humble and great-hearted lover of nature and wild things who brings us into the world of the mule deer, just as he did with turkeys. Multitudes of color photos too!


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