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The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America

The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America

Izaak Walton League – A Century of Conservation Leadership

Over the past 100 years, the Izaak Walton League of America has been an extraordinary champion and defender of the nation’s soil, air, woods, waters and wildlife. In this short video, learn about our history of conservation leadership and how you can join us in our second century of success. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE.

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.

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

Des Moines Chapter House
4343 George Flagg Parkway
Des Moines, Iowa, 50321
(515) 244-3773


You’ll receive an expanded newsletter with more news, stories, and events; Plus chapter updates as they happen!

Meetings are held every Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. Dinner is served until 6:30 p.m., with programs starting at 6:45 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!

With the beginning of pheasant season in October this will be a great opportunity to learn what to expect this year before you begin your hunt! With this year’s roadside survey complete Todd will update us with the details! Admission to the program at 6:45 p.m. is FREE and open to the public! Todd is the Lead research biologist and technical expert for the Wildlife Bureau on upland game populations and habitat within Iowa. Doors open at 5:30, with an open bar. Dinner is available and service begins at 6.

Join us Sunday, October 9, 2022 for the Des Moines Ikes Flea Market! Featuring Collectibles, Outdoor Gear and More! 9am to 4pm in the Ikes parking lot (Park Avenue and George Flagg Pkwy, (Across from Jethro’s BBQ Southside), with set up at 8am. Chow down on burgers and dogs and shop for 100s of items! FREE Admission and Parking! Anyone can rent 1 to 3 spaces at only $10 each, with FREE Spaces for Des Moines Ikes Members! There are 44 spaces available. ALL PROCEEDS TO SELLERS! The rental fee is a donation to The Izaak Walton League. Fees are non-refundable, and you can pay at the show. You will handle your own sales and cash. The Ikes restrooms WILL be open! Bring your own drinks and snacks for yourself. You can pay the day of the show or to Register in advance contact Mike Delaney via email at, OR Download and Print the REGISTRATION FORM and send it with checks payable to Des Moines Izaak Walton League mail to: Mike Delaney, 6700 University Ave., Windsor Heights, Iowa, 50324.

Coming Attractions

Tuesday, October 11, 2022: John Whitaker, Executive Director, Conservation Districts of Iowa.

October 18: Doug Harr, President COO of Iowa Audubon and VP of Big Bluestem Audubon Society; Once Upon a Time in Iowa, A History of Iowa’s Wildlife & Conservation.

November 15, 2022: Zach Moss, Dallas County Conservation.

Officers 2022/2023
President: Doug Pooch
1st VP: Mike O’Deay
2nd VP: Bud Hartley
Secretary: Christine Curry
Treasurer: Richard “Bo” Galloway
Honorary President: Tom Holm

Directors 2021/2022

Curtis Cokeley
Michael Delaney
Joe Gavin
Kerry Petersen
Mark Pranger

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