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About the Dragoon Trail Chapter of the IWLA

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  1. Will Dobbins

    Will Dobbins Board of Directors Staff Member Board Member

    Izaak Walton League, Ankeny, IA
    The Dragoon Trail Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America (informally known as "The Ankeny Ikes") is located near Elkhart, IA, 1 1/2 mile from Ankeny. The Ankeny Ikes is home to the premier outdoor shooting facility in Central Iowa. Our five shooting bays, four trap fields and archery range are available to members during daylight hours year round.

    Mission Statement (the purpose of the organization)
    To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.

    dragoon.jpg About the name - Dragoon Trail Chapter (from TravelIowa.com)
    1. Dragoons were lightly armed cavalry soldiers who scouted Iowa soon after the Black Hawk Purchase (1832) to put the area under the control of the United States government. Following the course of the Des Moines River, the Dragoons blazed a trail through newly acquired lands that would soon become the state of Iowa. Dragoons established outposts from present-day Des Moines to Fort Dodge in the spring and summer of 1835... More about who we are can be found in our Chapter History.
    Ankeny Ikes Facility

    Photo courtesy Jeff Altmayer, Ankeny, IA​

    • Facility Location
      4857 NE 110th Ave.
      Elkhart, IA 50073
    • Phone
    • Mailing Address
      Ankeny Ikes
      PO Box 91
      Ankeny, IA 50021
    Driving Directions
    • Map to the Dragoon Trail Chapter Outdoor Facility
    • Head East out of Ankeny on E 1ST ST (Same road as NE 94TH AVE, Highway 931, or Enterprise RD), drive approx 3 miles
    • Turn North/Left on NE 46TH ST, drive approx 2 miles
    • Turn East/Right on NE 110 AVE, drive approx 1/4 mile

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    Last edited: Apr 29, 2015

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