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
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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 the Des Moines Izaak Walton League, 4343 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines 50321 EVERY Wednesday for a night of CASH PRIZE BINGO! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! 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 join us! The more players the bigger the jackpot!
Join the Des Moines Izaak Walton League for our Third Annual Wild Game Feed March 5, featuring Samples of Bison (Thanks to Mark Wagner for Archery Field & Sports!), Venison, Goose, Pheasant, Walleye, Rabbit and more! We’ll also have sides provided by the Des Moines Ikes including Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans and Apple Crumble! Admission is a suggested Donation of $20 for Adults, and $10 for Kids 10-. Doors open at 5 pm, and the Feed begins at 6. Your Donations will help the Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America fulfill our Pledge as Defenders of Soil, Air, Woods, Waters and Wildlife! Yes, game and raffle prize donations are still needed! Donors will be responsible for food preparation. Contact Mark Pranger if you’d like to share your harvest at [email protected] or 515-710-6033. Thanks to our wild game donors and cooking crews! Join us as we celebrate nature’s bounty with some seriously good eats!
You’re invited to join the Des Moines Izaak Walton League, 4343, George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines 50321, for a Hunter Education Classroom Course, Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 8 am to 4pm. Space is limited to the First 20 students. Students must 11 and over, and lunch will be provided. Enroll at Iowa DNR Hunter Education site at https://www.iowadnr.gov/hunting/hunter-education. Iowa law requires that anyone born after January 1, 1972 must be certified in hunter education before they are eligible to purchase an Iowa hunting license. Please Note: When you are registering a child for this course please be sure to login as the child you are wishing to register or create an account for that child and do not login or register yourself as a parent unless you are wanting to take the course yourself for certification. Students who have previously purchased Iowa DNR licenses, such as youth deer tags, will already have an Iowa DNR account and should register for this course using their personal information. For questions contact Doug Pooch at 515-321-9268.
Join us Sunday, March 10th at the Des Moines Izaak Walton League 9a – 4p for some good shopping! Free admission and parking. We have handmade crafts, artwork, 3D Printed items, homemade dog treats, airbrush tattoos, hunting/fishing items, and much much more!!! Interested vendors please contact Tawnya McCourtney at [email protected] or 515-244-3773. Be sure to join the Uncle Ikes Flea Market Facebook group to keep up to date! https://www.facebook.com/groups/uncleikesfleamarket
Join us Saturday, March 16 and Sunday March 17, 2024 for the Des Moines Izaak Walton League Hunting & Fishing Swap Meet! Featuring all kinds of Outdoor Gear and More, including Boating Equipment! 9am to 4pm at the Des Moines Ikes clubhouse (Park Avenue and George Flagg Pkwy, (Across from Jethro’s BBQ Southside), with set up at 7:00 am. We’ll have breakfast from 9-11 am and lunch too! FREE Admission and Parking! Anyone can rent 1 to 2 spots: Contact Tawnya McCourtney at [email protected] or 515-244-3773. The rental fee is a donation to the Des Moines Izaak Walton League and you can pay at the show. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SELLERS!
- March 19, 2024: Farmers Appreciation Night! An opportunity to share our appreciation for our partners in agriculture that support us and allow the Ikes to access their land for hunting, fishing, trapping, hiking and other outdoor activities. Each member can bring up to two guests in Ag., who will then be treated to a FREE Dinner!
- April 16, 2024: Cassie Druhl of the Rain Campaign & Water Resources Outreach Coordinator for Polk County on Rain Gardens and Native Landscaping. Plus Cassie will talk about the rebate programs that are available in Central Iowa!
President: Doug Pooch
1st VP: Curtis Cokeley
2nd VP: Bud Hartley
Secretary: Christine Curry
Treasurer: Richard “Bo” Galloway
Honorary President: Joe Gavin