STORY?CITY?- Bertha Bartlett Public Library and Humanities Iowa are will sponsor conservation journalist Larry Stone at 6:30 p.m. on Monday. Stone will present a history of deer in Iowa.
Although Iowa's original deer herd vanished in the face of white settlement, the animals rebounded during the 20th century to the point of over-population.
Adapted from a 2003 book written for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, "Whitetail" traces that history. It's a story with broad appeal to farmers, hunters, motorists, and wildlife watchers - anyone whose life has been affected by Iowa deer.
The program is free and open to the public. Bertha Bartlett Public Library is located at 503 Broad St., in Story City.