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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. With over 50 free hands-on activities and daily family presentations, visitor's are able to learn, observe and experience recreation opportunities in the great outdoors.
Hands-on activities include, but are not limitied to:
Fishing- Reel Fishing, Bow Fishing, Casting games, Fish ID tank, Fish Printing, Fish Cleaning & Cooking
Water Sports- Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Life Jacket Safety, Knot Tying
Kid's Corner- Fossil & Treasure Dig, Live Animals, Minnow Races, Build a Bird Feeder, Fish Cleaning
Camping- Tent Demonstrations, Dutch Oven and Game Cooking
Buckskinners Encampment- Traditional encampment, Blacksmith Shop, Tomahawk Range, Atl Atl
Archery- Beginners Foam Range, Traditional Range (9 and over), 3D Range, Aerial Range, Tree Stand Safety
Shooting Sports- Trap Shooting (height requirement), Sling Shot, BB Gun Range, Air Gun Range
Wildlife & Hunting- Furharvesting and Trapping in Iowa, Waterfowl Hunting, Turn In Poachers (TIP), Wild Game Care/Food Safety, Turkey Hunting
Conservation- Urban Garden Program, Polk County Soil & Water Conservation, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Sierra Club, Urban Pollinator Program, Outdoor Health
Raptor Release- SOAR (release times available at the Registration Tent)Live Game Field Dressing- Milo Locker
The Iowa Outdoor Expo would not happen without the generous support from our partners and sponsors and the dedication of over two hundred volunteers. A special thanks to the following sponsors:
For more information:
Des Moines Izaak Walton League
Attn: Iowa Outdoor Expo
3434 George Flagg Parkway
Des Moines, IA 50321