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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

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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 Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America
Founded in 1922, the Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is one of the four oldest chapters still active in the nation. We’re part of one of America’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 member of the Des Moines Chapter of the League today!

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


You’ll receive or chapter newsletter with 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! 

Join us for our Monthly Flea Market on Sunday May 19, 9a – 4p for some good shopping at the Des Moines Izaak Walton League! This will be our first Outdoor Market, weather permitting. Don’t forget to join our Facebook group @UncleIkesFleaMarket! Free admission and parking. We have handmade crafts, artwork, 3D Printed items, homemade dog treats, hunting/fishing items, and much much more! Interested vendors please contact Tawnya McCourtney at [email protected] or 515-244-3773.

Come out to PLAY CASH PRIZE BINGO and check out our new Bingo Boards! Wednesday May 22, and Every Wednesday, at the Des Moines Izaak Walton League, 4343 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Park Avenue and George Flagg Pkwy, North of Jethro’s Southside. Doors open at 5pm and play begins at 5:45. Cards begin at $10; Early and Late Bird Cards $3, Jackpot Blackout Cards $1. Doors open at 5 and play begins at 5:45. LOTS of Games, including Double or Twin Bingo, Crazy L, Four Corners, plus the Jackpot Black Out Special and more! Beverages and Snacks will be available too! Bring your friends and family! The more players the bigger the jackpot!

Join the Iowa Crappie League’s (ICL) Tim Malloy and Jerod Schenimann, Tuesday May 28, 6:45pm, at The Des Moines Izaak Walton League, 4343 George Flagg Pkwy (Park Avenue and George Flagg Pkwy, North of Jethro’s Southside). They’ll talk about the history of the ICL and National Crappie League (NCL), tournaments in Iowa, and answer your questions on catching this great Iowa game fish! Tim and Jerod are tournament winning fisherman with the ICL, an affiliate of the NCL. The National Crappie League’s mission is to create a crappie tournament trail that supports competitive crappie fishing for all anglers. From the everyday/weekend angler to the seasoned pro, where all have a chance to compete at the National Championship on their level. Admission for Tim and Jerod’s talk is FREE and Open to the Public! Dinner is available for purchase, serving at 6. Options are Beef-Tri Tips, Salmon, or Garden Salad. Sides: Roasted Baby Red Potatoes, Mac & Cheese, Green Beans.

Upcoming Events
  • Saturday, June 8, 2024: Special Person’s Day, 8am to 1pm. Our annual event for the developmentally disabled at Big Creek State Park: A day of fishing and a lunch served by the Ikes.
  • Saturday, June 15, 2024: CarpFEST! 9am – 11:30am at Gray’s Lake in Des Moines. A FREE Fishing Contest for the whole Family!
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2024: Des Moines Izaak Walton League Annual Meeting. Presidents Report, updates and officer elections.
  • August 13, 2024: The Des Moines Ikes Annual Sweet Corn Feed! All the delicious Iowa Sweet Corn you can eat, plus sides!
  • September 21, 2024: The Des Moines Izaak Walton League’s Iowa Outdoor Expo!
General Manager

Officers 2023/2024
President: Doug Pooch
1st VP: Curtis Cokeley
2nd VP: Bud Hartley
Secretary: Christine Curry
Treasurer: Richard “Bo” Galloway
Honorary President: Joe Gavin

Directors 2023/2024
Michael Delaney
Bob Jackson
Mike O’Deay
Shane O’Malley
Kerry Petersen
Mark Pranger

Contact Us

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