Thursday, January 5, 2012

Whitetail: Treasure, Trophy or Trouble? - A History of Deer in Iowa


By: Dawn L. Amundson
Oelwein Public Library
Thursday, January 12, 6:30 PM
Hunters, farmers, homeowners, motorists, and wildlife watchers each may have their own opinions of deer – but it’s no exaggeration to say that Iowa’s prolific deer herd affects nearly every person in the state.

Larry A. Stone of Elkader, author of Whitetail: Treasure, Trophy or Trouble? – A History of Deer in Iowa, will speak at the Oelwein Library at 6:30 PM on Thursday, January 12. Stone worked with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources on the deer history project.

Stone’s program, which is adapted from the book, traces the fascinating saga of an animal that had nearly vanished a century ago, but whose population has exploded in recent years. It’s a testimony to the incredible adaptability of deer, as well as to a century of conservation and restoration efforts – and the challenges of managing a prolific herd.

It’s a story with broad appeal to anyone interested in Iowa’s outdoors. The program includes striking photos by Larry and premier wildlife photographer Roger Hill, of Roland, IA. The program lasts about 40 minutes, and will be followed by an open discussion and questions.

The event is sponsored by Humanities Iowa.

For details, call 563-245-1517 or 319-283-1515

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