Fun in Iowa



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Offline EJB

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Fun in Iowa
« on: June 12, 2011, 10:41:41 PM »
Are there any air gun loving people living in Iowa?????
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Re: Fun in Iowa
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 12:03:37 AM »
I am from West Des Moines and absolutely having a blast with my rediscovery of air guns.  I am relatively new to GTA.

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Re: Fun in Iowa
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2011, 10:14:52 PM »
Do you know of any air gun events in Iowa?
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Re: Fun in Iowa
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2011, 09:53:14 PM »
im from ankeny and dont know any of the shooting events that dont involve firearms

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Re: Fun in Iowa
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2011, 06:14:57 PM »
Iowa Events-- Ray Dietrich used to be the airgun Guru for the Iowa Sportsmens Federation. I am sure that ISF has a website. You might try that   Good Luck
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Re: Fun in Iowa
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2011, 07:25:28 PM »
Mike Melick lives in Iowa I believe... great guy to get to know and a stand up tuner/sales person
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Re: Fun in Iowa
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2011, 10:15:36 AM »
How about the QC?  I'm on the other side of the river, but I see you're in Eastern Iowa.

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Re: Fun in Iowa
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2011, 10:51:58 PM »
I was just on the Iowa State Rifle and Pistol @@@'n web site and they had a contact person for air rifle events here in Iowa his address as shown there is:
                      CONTACT: 
                      Lowell L. Baker
                      6495 Wapsi Av SE
                      Lone Tree  IA 52755
                      Ph# - 319-629-5409
                      E-Mail  -  lowelllbaker68@gmail.com

They didn't list any more events for Iowa  but they may well have not updated the site, so   good luck on contacting him.
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Re: Fun in Iowa
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2011, 01:13:23 PM »
If anyone in the Iowa area wants a shoot etc. let me know, I have room to do it and can provide housing and meals....

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Re: Fun in Iowa
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2011, 02:16:22 AM »
I'm a couple hours east of Mike (Burt)  between Waverly and Cedar Falls.  I have room for 2-3 tents in my yard plus two empty bedrooms and there is a no cost primitive camp site within a mile.  I have a measured 100 yard single lane range (expandable to @150 yards).  Black Hawk Park (about 7 miles away) has complete camping facilities as well as multiple shooting ranges.  I know the Park Rangers and could probably reserve a range for a fun shoot if there is enough interest.  I'm also only 5 miles west of the Cedar Falls Gun Club (hosts the state trap shoot) and could probably get them interested in hosting a fun shoot.  Open to meeting and shooting with all airgun enthusiasts.

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Re: Fun in Iowa
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2011, 10:33:21 PM »
As Familydc said. I am rediscovering airguns and having a great time. I am a memebr of a few forums, but new here. I am in Des Moines.

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Re: Fun in Iowa
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2012, 06:06:41 AM »
I'm in central Iowa. Maybe in 2013, when the weather warms up, we all could have a Fun Shoot. I can't provide 100 yrds on my property but I know of excellent open long range places to use.  I also don't mind staying at somebody's, as long as I can set up a tent (I have my own 5 gallon portable Luggable Loo toilet, so I wouldn't have to bug anybody in their home in the middle of the night, lol). :)

Sounds fun!
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Re: Fun in Iowa
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2012, 11:20:10 AM »
Yeah, the weather is kind of sketchy this time of years as far as planning anything in advance.
I'd be up for it in spring maybe. I have a couple guest beds/rooms.

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Re: Fun in Iowa
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2013, 11:18:44 AM »
Not far from cedar rapids here....

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Re: Fun in Iowa
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2013, 04:45:25 PM »
If anyone in the Iowa area wants a shoot etc. let me know, I have room to do it and can provide housing and meals....
Very kind of you. That would be cool. Anyone up for it? I would, come spring? ('13)
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Re: Fun in Iowa
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2015, 02:37:20 PM »
I'm reserecting this thread in hopes that the Iowa airgun community has grown since 2013. I am moving to Iowa city in a couple weeks. Is there any Field Target?? Or any air gun competition at all?

I see The Izaak Walton league has an airgun range and 100 yard rifle range in Cedar Rapids.  http://www.izaakwalton.info/our-ranges.html that is awesome and I'll be using that I hope.


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Re: Fun in Iowa
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2015, 03:25:47 AM »
 I've been looking in Nebraska myself with no luck (I'm in Omaha), so it would take very little effort to get me to drive to Iowa. It's driving me nuts not having anyone around to shoot with.
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Re: Fun in Iowa
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2017, 12:44:46 AM »
I'm new to GTA. I've gotten interested in Field Target. I have one 100 yard range and one 70 yard range. On both I shoot lead-free or I shoot lead into something to capture the lead.

I live just south of Cedar Rapids and north of Iowa City.  Send me a private message if you want to get together for some air gun shooting.
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Re: Fun in Iowa
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2018, 02:31:13 PM »
Wow, it looks like most of these posts are quite old. Anyone from the Des Moines area still active?
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Re: Fun in Iowa
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2018, 07:24:26 PM »
Newbie to the forum in Fairfield! I know of nothing organized anywhere nearby.
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