September 28th & 29th, 2013 - FREE!
Saturday: 9am - 5pm & 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
Make sure to stop by the Event Tent to see the great programs:
Saturday, Sept 28
10 a.m. – Bobcats in Iowa- Jim Coffey, Wildlife Technician, Iowa DNR
11 a.m. – "EarthSongs EarthStories" by Doug Wood, songwriter/author from Minnesota -sponsored by the Great Outdoor Fund
Noon – "Guardians of the Night" Bat Program – Ron DeArmond, Pella Wildlife Company
1 p.m. – Live "Owls of Iowa" Program - Kay Neumann – SOAR
2 p.m. – "EarthSongs EarthStories" by Doug Wood, songwriter/author from Minnesota -sponsored by the Great Outdoor Fund
3 p.m. – Live Raptor Release by Kay Neumann of SOAR. Release will take place at the NW loop parking lot by "Y" on the way to the way to the Shooting Sports village. Meet at the event tent and then take the Green Route to the release.
Sunday, Sept 29th
11 a.m. – Reptiles Alive- Logan Roberts, Naturalist, Warren County Conservation Board
Noon – "Guardians of the Night" Bat Program- Ron DeArmond, Pella Wildlife Company
1 p.m.– Live "Falcons of Iowa" Program- Kay Neumann, SOAR
2 p.m. - Prairie Chickens of Iowa- Stephanie Shepherd - Iowa DNR
3 p.m. –Live Raptor Release by Kay Neuman of SOAR. The raptor release will take place by NW parking lot by the "Y" on the way to the Shooting Sports Village. Meet at the event tent and then take the Green Route to the release.
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:
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.
For more information:
c/o Des Moines Izaak Walton League
3434 George Flagg Parkway
Des Moines, IA 50321
Phone: (515) 729-6037