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September 27th & 28th, 2014 - FREE!

Saturday: 9am - 6pm & Sunday: 10am - 4pm
Des Moines Izaak Walton League and Water Works Park
4343 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines

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, 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, Fly Fishing & Casting, Casting games, Fish ID tank
Water Sports- Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Life Jacket Safety
Kid's Corner- Fossil & Treasure Dig, Live Animals, Minnow Races, Make your own Bird Feeder
Camping- Tent Demonstrations and Outdoor Cooking
Buckskinners Encampment- Traditional encampment and Tomahawk range
Archery- Beginners Range, Traditional Range (9 and over) and Aerial Range
Shooting Sports- Trap Shooting (height requirement), Sling Shot and BB Gun Ranges
Wildlife- Trapping in Iowa, Waterfowl Hunting, Turn In Poachers (TIP), Game Care/Food Safety, Hunter Safety Trail, Treestand Safety
Conservation- Urban Garden Program, Soil & Water Conservation, Land Quality

To see a map of the location and events, please click here: 2013 Expo Map

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:

Prairie Meadows Iowa Department of Natural Resources            


Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation logo

Northern Lights Pizza National Rifle Association Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation


Interested in getting involved and sharing your time? Volunteer Form
Interested in hosting a hands-on activity?  Exhibitor Information
Interested in sponsoring or donating to the event? Sponsor Information

2013 Registration Prize Package Sponsors

The following generous sponsors donated prize packages valued between $200-$400 for the 2013 Iowa Outdoor Expo Giveaway.
Fox Sportsmans

For more information:
Rachel Ladd
c/o Des Moines Izaak Walton League
3434 George Flagg Parkway
Des Moines, IA 50321
Phone: (515) 729-6037