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September 26th & 27th, 2015 - 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 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:

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

2015 Registration Prize Package Sponsors

The following generous sponsors donated prize packages valued between $200-$400 for the 2015 Iowa Outdoor Expo Giveaway.

For more information:
Lisa McIntyre
Des Moines Izaak Walton League
Attn: Iowa Outdoor Expo
3434 George Flagg Parkway
Des Moines, IA 50321