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The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

Events Calendar


April 2018

2018 95th Annual State Convention
April 27-29, 2018
Hosted by the Ottumwa Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America
11077 90th St, Ottumwa, IA 52501
Meal Ticket Reservation Form

Friday, April 27: Early Bird Dinner with Silent Auction Items on display.

Saturday, April 28
12 noon:
5:30 p.m. – Social Hour / 6:30 p.m. – Awards Banquet: Silent Auction closes at 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 29: 2018 State Trapshoot beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Entry Form

Host Hotel
Lexington Inn and Suites, 2813 North Court Road, Ottumwa, IA 52349
Room Rate: $60 + tax

For details and registration forms see the Winter 2018 edition of the Iowa Waltonian

June 2018

Free Fishing Friday
Friday, June 1, 2018 – Time TBD

Gray’s Lake, Des Moines – Free fishing weekend (no fishing license needed) – bring the kids, a friend, or come alone. Fun, hands-on activities with a focus on fishing.

CARPfest Tournament
Saturday, June 2, 2018 – 9 a.m. t0 11:30 a.m.

Gray’s Lake, Des Moines – Swimming area parking lot. Registration at 8:00 a.m. Door prizes and Prize for largest fish. Fish caught will be donated to SOAR (Saving Our Avian Resources) to help support raptor rehab.

Special Person’s Day
June 9, 2018 9 a.m. to 12

Our annual event for the developmentally disabled at Big Creek State Park with a day of fishing and a lunch served by the Ikes. Thanks to Big Creek Marina and the Iowa DNR!

July 2018

2018 National Convention
July 17-20, 2018
Hospitality House Hotel and Conference Center
Fredericksburg, Virginia

Guest speakers, Informative workshops, and networking opportunities. More to come, so save the date!

Des Moines Ikes’ Annual Sweet Corn Feed
July 2018 – Date TBD

All the delicious sweet corn you can eat! Plus 1/4 lb. polish sausage, potato salad, watermelon, iced tea, lemonade or coffee. Open to all in our air conditioned chapter house!

August 2018

17th Annual River Run Garbage Grab
Date and time TBD

(Des Moines / Raccoon River Cleanup) – From Saylorville to Yellow Banks Park

The River Run Garbage Grab allows volunteers the opportunity to remove trash from the river or along its adjacent trails–paddlers, rowers, power boaters, walkers, hikers, bicyclers, mountain bikers, birders, etc. are all welcome! To volunteer go to:

September 2018

Iowa Outdoor Expo - Logo 400 x 150

Hosted by the Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America
Waterworks Park, Des Moines, Iowa
Saturday, September 22 – 9 a.m. to
Sunday, September 23 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by bringing the entire family out for a fun weekend discovering new and exciting ways to enjoy Iowa’s outdoors! FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING! With over 50 free hands-on activities and daily family presentations, visitors are able to learn, observe and experience recreation opportunities in the great outdoors.

To learn more see our event on Facebook.


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For questions about this site contact Bud Hartley.

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