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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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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!

September 21, 2021: 2021 Pheasant Population Trends – Todd Bogenschutz, Iowa DNR. 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! This year’s roadside survey looks good with three of the nine regions – northwest, north-central, west central – averaged at or more than 30 birds per route, which is the first time that has occurred since 2007, and the central region saw a 25 percent increase. Todd will update us with the details! Doors open at 5:30 including cocktail hour and Dinner, featuring Salisbury Steak, will be available beginning at 6 pm.

September 25-26, 2021: Iowa Outdoor Mini Expo. The Iowa Outdoor Expo is back, presented by the Des Moines Izaak Walton League!  Don’t miss out on a fun filled day of family adventures on Saturday, September 25 at Water Works Park in Des Moines from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Attendees at this free event will have the opportunity to try out archery, fishing, canoeing, see some of Iowa’s most magnificent wildlife up close and explore a buckskinners encampment complete with cooking, tomahawk throwing, other period activities and crafts! The buckskinners encampment will be back for a second day of fun on Sunday, September 26 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Admission and parking are FREE!

Sunday, September 26, 2021: Ikes Flea Market – Shopping and Food!
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (8 a.m. Set-up)
Izaak Walton League Parking Lot
4343 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines 50321

Join us for the fifth Des Moines Ikes Flea Market! 9am to 3pm in the Ikes parking lot, with set up at 8am. FREE Admission and Parking! We’ll have shopping for collectible and more, plus, you can Dine while you shop with food from Iowa’s Classic Concessions featuring hot classic style “sundaes” like Hot Roast Beef and Hot Chicken as well as tasty ice cream creations and much, much, more! Vendor spaces are available at only $10 each! All proceeds to sellers! Sellers can pay the day of the show, or Pay by Mail prior to the event by sending your $10 fee to: The Des Moines Izaak Walton League; Attn. Mike Delaney; 4343 George Flagg Pkwy; Des Moines. IA 50321

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 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!

Officers 2021/2022
President: Doug Pooch
1st VP: Mike O’Deay
2nd VP: Bud Hartley
Secretary: Christine Curry
Treasurer: Kerry Petersen
Past Pres: Richard “Bo” Galloway
Honorary President: Tom Holm

Directors 2021/2022
Michael Delaney
Brian Gehringer
Robert Jackson Sr.
Mike Simpson

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