Sportsmen's Adventure

March 18, 2017

Cost:  $20

Doors Open:  2:00 p.m.

Sportsmen's Adventure Workshops (3:00 - 5:30 p.m.)

Smallmouth Fishing

Hunting Dog Training

Personal Safety in Public

Survival Packs & Fire Building

The Clear Lake "Clear Project"


Steak Dinner & Keynote Speaker (6:00 p.m.)

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Conceal Carry Class & Hunter Safety

Our Speaker: Lowell Washburn

Iowa Concealed Carry Permit Class

March 18, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cost: $45 (Pay at the Door)

  • This class meets the renewal requirements for current cc.
  • Free lunch provided (hotdog, pop, chips, cookie).
  • All materials are provided.
  • The cost ($45) includes a free admission to the Sportsmen's Adventure!
  • Registration Deadline:  March 10th  (Late Registration = $10 Late Fee)

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Hunter Safety Class

March 18, 2017

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: Free!

  • There is required reading before the class begins. Free Hunter Safety books can be picked up at the camp (1600 E. Lake Street, Ventura).  The books are located outside of the office, feel free to pick them up at anytime!  (You can also contact your local DNR to pick up a book from them.)
  • Free lunch provided (hotdog, pop, chips, cookie)
  • Class attendees receive a free admission to the Sportsmen's Adventure!
  • Registration Deadline:  March 10th

Register Online Here!

(This link takes you to the DNR website!)

Keynote Speaker: Lowell Washburn

Born in North Central Iowa, Lowell Washburn has enjoyed a lifelong interest in the out of doors.  He began photographing wild birds at age 10, and outdoor photography soon became his passion and eventually a career.  Washburn is best known for images that portray migratory waterfowl and other wetland wildlife in their natural habitats.  His best photographs are often obtained after spending hours floating amid natural marshlands, half submerged within the dark confines of a floating muskrat house blind.

Today, his photos and writing have appeared in over 50 national and international magazines including Outdoor Life, International Wildlife, Field & Stream, Ducks Unlimited, Pointing Dog Journal, the NAFA Journal, and others. 

After working as a naturalist for Iowa's county conservation board system, Washburn was recruited by the Department of Natural Resources.  He also served as a staff member for the Iowa Conservationist Magazine and for DNR's Iowa Outdoors Magazine.

In addition to wildlife photography, his ongoing outdoor passions include falconry, traditional bow hunting, waterfowling, spending time with hunting dogs of all types, and herpetology.

You can visit his blog here!