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1.  IHEIA Annual Banquet

.  Events:

Major Gun Shows:     For 2019    

Cedar Rapids, IA                     Des Moines, IA                           Des Moines, IA
Hawkeye Downs                      Adventureland                       Iowa State Fairgrounds
(No Dates Provided)             (No Dates Provided)               
Mar 8th  10th, 2019
pr 12th  14th, 2019
Jun 28th  30th, 2019
Sep 20th  22nd, 2019
Oct 25th  27th, 2019
Nov 29th  Dec 1st, 2019



    Olofson (Polk City, Iowa) Range Educational Courses for 2019

        21 March - Reloading Shotgun Ammunition
        28 March - Rifle Basics with Shooting
        30 March - Reloading Lab / Clinic Day

        3 April - Handgun Basics with Shooting
        6 April - Shotgun Patterning Day at the Range
        11 April - Trap and Skeet Shooting Basics
        13 April - Concealed Carry 
        20 April - Shot Heard Around the World
        20 April - Reload Lab / Clinic Day
        25 April - Introduction to Firearms for the Beginner
        2 May - Handgun Basics with Shooting
        9 May - Rifle Basics with Shooting
        15 May - Concealed Carry
        16 May - Shotgun Basics with Shooting
        30 May - How to Start Catching Fish - Bluegills

        13 June - Rifle Basics with Shooting
        15 June - Concealed Carry
        20 June - Handgun Basics with Shooting
        26 June-28 June - Hunting and Conservation Camp - 12-15 Year Old Men and Women
        11 July - Handgun Basics with Shooting
        13 July - Beyond BOW - Trap and Skeet
        15 July-17 July - Hunting and Conservation Camp - 12-15 Year Old Men and Women
        25 July - Bowhunting 101 for Hunters
        27 July - Beyond BOW - Rifle / Handgun
        29 July-31 July - Hunting and Conservation Camp - 12-15 Year Old Men and Women

Remainder of the Calendar Year, to be displayed later

If anyone has an appropriate event to be promoted here on this site, please contact us with the information.  Provide full details and special interest information.  Send to our Web Yahoo address.


The DNR has opened up the Shotgun 1 and 2 seasons to include rifles as well as shotguns and pistols.  Basically it allows rifles that use pistol cartridges along with the traditional 45-70 Government ammunition.  Check the DNR site or Hunting Regulations for the formal listings allowed.  


The DNR has arranged for new RELOADING CLASSES to take place at the recently rebuilt Polk City Range.  
Classes are scheduled to begin in January, 2019, for Metallic Cartridge reloading.   See the DNR website 
for additional information.  

Jan. 17 - Rifle & Handgun Cartridge Reloading, 6-9pm
Jan. 24 - Shotgun Shell Reloading, 6-9pm
Jan. 26 - Shooting Day, 2-4pm - Presses available for use  (Clinic/Lab)
Feb. 2  - Shooting Day, 2-4pm - Presses available for use  (Clinic/Lab)
Mar  14 - Rifle & Handgun Cartridge Reloading, 6-9pm
Mar. 21 - Shotgun Shell Reloading, 6-9pm
Mar. 23 - Shooting Day, 2-4pm - Presses available for use  (Clinic/Lab)
Mar. 30 - Shooting Day, 2-4pm - Presses available for use  (Clinic/Lab)
Apr. 20 - Lab / Clinic Day - Hours and criteria To Be Announced



The 2019 IHEIA Annual Banquet has been set to:  June 29, 2019

Location:  1827 217th Rd., Boone, IA

That is at the intersection of Highway 30 and Highway 17, between Boone and Ames

Social:  5-6pm     Dinner:  6-7pm      Awards/Auction:  starting at 7:00pm


The Annual Meeting, which usually takes place at the banquet will instead
be held on May 18th, at the Polk City "Olofson" Range; starting at 5:00pm, 
special shooting considerations will be provided.  
Take your guns to shoot for free after the meeting.
The DNR will provide 12 gauge, 20 gauge, and 22 caliber ammunition for
those who would like it.   

As usual, all IHEIA instructor members are invited.

If you are not a member yet, contact Lisa McIntyre:




DNR Contacts 

Megan Wisecup is the Recreational Safety Programs Supervisor and the Hunter Education Coordinator  Email     cell: 515-238-4968

Allen Crouse RSO for District 6 (Recreational Safety Officer)  
Email cell 515-238-4955

Jeff Barnes RSO  Dist. 5
Email cell 515-290-4907

Terry Nims RSO Dist. 4
Email cell 563-357-1812

Pat Jorgensen RSO Dist. 2
Email    cell 319-240-8640

Marty Eby RSO Dist. 1
Email   cell 712- 260-1036

Rhonda Fowler   , ATV and Snowmobile Education
Email    cell: 515-975-8569 Office: 515-281-3208

David Downing Snowmobile and ATV Coordinator
Email    cell 515-238-3564

Susan Stocker   Boating Education Coordinator and Boating Law Administrator
Email:     office : 515/281-0122

Chris Van Gorp     Shooting Sports Coordinator and Ranges
Email:    office: 515-281-0140

Donise Grygierczyk     Outreach Coordinator
Email:    cell: 515-205-8709

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Thanks for being a Hunter Education instructor!!   



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