The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

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About the Izaak Walton League of America

Founded in 1922, the Izaak Walton League is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected conservation organizations. With a powerful grassroots network of more than 250 local chapters nationwide, the League takes a common-sense approach toward protecting our country’s natural heritage and improving outdoor recreation opportunities for all Americans. We invite you to learn about our work and to join us in supporting important conservation initiatives in your community. You can sign up for the national newsletter from IWLA here.

Help us protect America’s outdoors. Become a League member today!

Des Moines Chapter House
4343 George Flagg Parkway
Des Moines, Iowa
(515) 244-3773

Iowa Division of the Izaak Walton League of America

This Month’s Quote – Theodore Roosevelt

“Defenders of the short-sighted men who in their greed and selfishness will, if permitted, rob our country of half its charm by their reckless extermination of all useful and beautiful wild things sometimes seek to champion them by saying the ‘the game belongs to the people.’

So it does; and not merely to the people now alive, but to the unborn people. The ‘greatest good for the greatest number’ applies to the number within the womb of time, compared to which those now alive form but an insignificant fraction. Our duty to the whole, including the unborn generations, bids us restrain an unprincipled present-day minority from wasting the heritage of these unborn generations. The movement for the conservation of wild life and the larger movement for the conservation of all our natural resources are essentially democratic in spirit, purpose, and method.”

Tour the Proposed Des Moines Izaak Walton Education Center Now!


We’ve been talking about building an education center for some time, but now you can see a special preview! Not only will it be Des Moines’ premier gun range, open to all, but it will be so much more!

The Izaak Walton Educational Center will be a unique facility with many rooms for many purposes. A Conference Center, Classroom and Testing Facility, a Retail Shop and Snack Bar, and of course a state of the art Gun Range and Qualifying Area!

YOU can help make it a reality and yes, corporate sponsorships are available! Contact Bud Hartley to find out more.

Special thanks to Bryce Jarrett for video production!

Izaak Walton Wedding & Banquet Center
The Des Moines Izaak Walton League features a full-service facility for banquets, weddings, corporate meetings and other events.  For information on reservations please contact Carolyn, Manager, at (515) 244-3773.  Also see the Izaak Walton Wedding & Banquet Center page on Facebook for more details.

Weekly Meetings and Programs

Meetings are held every Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. Dinner is served until 7 p.m., with programs starting at 7 p.m.

There are lots of great programs and delicious meals coming up on Tuesdays at the Chapter House! Check out our Menus and Programs page to find out more!

Officers 2017/2018
President: Joe Gavin
1st VP: Craig Rogers
2nd VP: Mike O’Deay
State Director: Lisa McIntyre
Secretary: Tom Dudley
Treasurer: Richard “Bo” Galloway
Past Pres: Craig Rogers
Honorary President: Keith Kirkpatrick

Directors 2017/2018
Bud Hartley
E.M. (Mel) Hrubetz
Earl Kaminski
Mike Simpson
Sam Swinton

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4343 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines, Iowa 50321   ·   Phone 515-244-3773   ·   Email