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Ikes gun show this weekend

February 1, 2013
By Michael Tidemann - Staff Writer , Estherville Daily News

The Emmet County Izaak Walton League is holding its annual gun show this weekend at the Estherville Elks Lodge.

The show opens at 9 a.m. today and goes until 5 p.m. The doors open at 9 a.m. Sunday and remain open until 3.

Rick Kilpatrick, Izaak Walton president, said there are about 60 tables.

"We expect a big show," Kilpatrick said. "We're going to have 60 tables full of guns. We've got everything from shotguns to rifles to handguns - modern to ancient."

Ancient includes a rackful of muzzleloaders.

Kilpatrick said dealers have been coming from about a 100-mile radius and from as far away as Fort Dodge.

This is the second consecutive year the show has been held at the Elks. For several years it was held at the Armstrong Community Center, and before that, it was held in Estherville for a number of years.

Money raised from the show goes toward youth programs such as the Youth Pheasant Hunt and Fall Youth Day. Ikes vice president Rich Jordet said conservation scholarships are also available.

"It's endless. We give an awful lot. We give to nonprofit organizations," Kilpatrick said.

Steve Timmons, Ikes treasurer, said the chapter is seeking new members. Memberships are $50 for a chapter membership and $65 for a national membership.

Anyone interested in joining can call (712) 209-1455 or e-mail

Admission is $4 for adults and ages 12 and under are free.

Raffle tickets are also being sold on a Savage Axis .223 rifle with scope for $1 each.



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