Welcome to the homepage of the Iowa Traditional Bowhunters Society!
We’re glad that you could join us! Feel free to look around the site to talk with other members, find out about upcoming events, or see what happened at past events. Let us know what you think!
2015 – Calendar of Events!
New Spring Fling (Banquet) Location — March 21, 2015
Last year we changed around the name and format of our annual Banquet to better accommodate the needs and feedback from our members. The Spring Fling this year will be held at the Pine Lake Archers clubhouse (Eldora, IA) on Saturday, March 21.
Instead of a Banquet, we are having a day of fun and shooting – with free food provided from noon through the evening. Bring your family and bring your friends for a day of fun!
Our annual fund-raising auction will be held afterward – so bring your donations and spending money to support the club!
Date: Saturday, March 21.
Location: Pine Lake Archers – Eldora, IA (Map)
8:00 am – Doors open
Noon – Serving food begins. (Food served until evening)
3:00 pm – All-members meeting
4:00 pm – Auction begins
Events should wrap up around 6:00 pm – convenient for families with kids and those needing to travel!
Announcements – New Rendezvous Location!
2015 Rendezvous, May 23 – 24 in Adel, IA
As posted in our earlier announcement, our longstanding contract with the Ames Izaak Walton League ended this past spring — resulting in a months-long search to find a new home for our annual Rendezvous.
After careful consideration of numerous venues, the ITBS Board has settled on a location for the 2015 Rendezvous – one which we hope will set the stage for years to come.
The 2015 ITBS Rendezvous will be hosted by the Raccoon Valley Sportsman’s Club (RVSC) of Adel, IA. Their grounds, located just north of Adel, offer ample shaded camping, open space for vendors and novelty shoots, an enclosed hall to serve as registration, and acres of timber to support multiple 3D courses. They have even agreed to shut down all gun ranges at their premises for the duration of the Rendezvous.
Likewise, the ITBS is excited to begin a new era and we look forward to your support in maintaining our Rendezvous as the premier traditional archery event in Iowa!
That said, this is where the work truly begins! We need your support in spreading the word, posting flyers, and encouraging attendance shooters and vendors alike!
Linked here is a copy of our 2015 flyer. Please pass along a copy to your friends and hang up copies at your local range or businesses. If you have any questions or ideas that you think can help spread the word – please let us know!