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    August 2020  

To strive for the purity of water, the clarity of air, and the wise stewardship of the land and its resources; to know
the beauty and understanding of nature and the value of wildlife, woodlands and open space; to the preservation
of this heritage and to man’s sharing in it,  I pledge myself as a member of the Izaak Walton League of America.

President’s Message – The July vote was no suprise. The 15 candidates who volunteered for the board were all
elected with no opposition or write in votes. They are Chuck Strobbe, Ed Moore, Robert Backes, Tom Ohlfest, Larry
Runneals, Garry Brandenburg, Ed Morrison, Tim Powers, Richard Kelly, Yan Qiu, Johnathan Koshak, Jon
Nunes, Jim Sams, Daniel Buffington, and Shannon Jelken. Officers will be chosen at the August board meeting.
The Hunters Education class is back on! Tim Powers has it scheduled for September 26. It is limited to 25 students
and will be a field day format instead of the two day format that was previously used. New DNR Covid 19 rules will
This will be my last newsletter as president of the Ike's. I want to thank everyone who has put up with me and
particularly thank everyone who has volunteered to serve or help with projects at the Ike's. I will continue to be on the
board, but will pass the presidency on to someone younger and more energetic than me. Thanks again, Chuck
Swap Meet/Garage Sale – We want to hold a fundraiser with spare sporting equipment from our members. Anyone
with spare sporting equipment such as fishing or hunting gear, boating equipment, camping equipment,
birdwatching equipment, binoculars or anything related to the outdoors can donate it by calling Dick Kelly (641)
482-3000 or Ed Moore (641)751-8381 or Chuck Strobbe (641) 752-4175. We will ask you to hold on to it until a firm
date for the sale can be set.
Range Rules Possible Update
The use of Bump stocks or full auto firearms is prohibited on the Ike's range. Recently there has been a case of a
firearm with a Double Tap or Double shot trigger being used at the Ike's. The board will review the use of these
triggers at the Ike's Range and make a decision at the August meeting. Until that time and until it can be announced in
the September newsletter please refrain from using these trigger devices to rapid fire any firearm. The concern here is
that our range is not designed for the rapid fire that the trigger provides.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
August 12th At the Ike's - 6:00 p.m. Board meeting, installation of new board. Members welcome but no presentation or
social gathering will be held afterwards.
New Members
Please welcome; Logan Andrews, Salud Avalos, Tracy Cross, Greg Witzenburg, Jim Heddens, Dan Hofer Jr, Lana
Bradstream, Sharon Harms, Larry Hansen, Chuck Harmon and Steve Reis sponsored by Ed Moore; Caleb Boyles
and Jamie Gargas sponsored by Richard Kelly; Jack Richeson sponsored by Tim Powers.
Clubhouse Rentals And Grounds
The clubhouse rentals are under new management. Michael and Natalie Fosdick and Ed Moore have taken over
rentals. You can make reservations now. The State of Iowa guidelines say 50% occupancy and maintain social
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distancing. That means no more than 50 people until the rules change. To make reservations call Michael and Natalie
Fosdick (641) 750-8210 first or Ed Moore (641)751-8381.
Photo of the Month
Recently installed clubhouse cameras Recently installed shooting range cameras
Locks for the Gate
Keys to the gate were changed on March 1st of this year. We will be getting new keys this year. Every year someone
forgets to get their new key and can't get in or, worse yet, gets locked in when the gate is shut on them. Don't be this
person, get your key changed on time. Tri-State lock is now open. You can get your key there.
Shooting Range
Here it is again: Safety and the prevention of range damage will be observed on the range. Our range rules are there
for everyone’s safety. if you observe someone not following the rules or damaging the range, please report it. For
immediate concerns, call Dick Kelly (641) 482-3000 or Ed Moore (641)751-8381 or Chuck Strobbe (641) 752-4175. If
they are not available, and you feel threatened, call the Sheriff's Department at (641) 754-5725. Remember the Sheriff’s
department does not have a key to the gate and can’t get in if it is locked___________________
Damage done to the rifle range can be seen in the photo.
By being a member of the Izaak Walton league you are part of the
conservation projects that protect our natural heritage and improve
outdoor recreation. By being a  member of Izaak Walton League you
have the privilege of using the Rifle Range. However when you use
the rifle range you must use common sense and only shoot at the
targets on the target holder. Damage to the rifle range has been
extensive. Any further unethical shooting that damages the rifle
range will be caught on camera. Those responsible for further damage
will have their privilege to the rifle range reviewed and subject to suspension
by the board and membership to the Izaak Walton League reviewed also.
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