There are a number of instances where members of the association do not have up to date contact information. This is often with life members. The chairman of the membership committee, Charlie Brown, is asking that if any association members know of anyone who may have moved away or not updated this information, please contact him. A Badger State Quarterly, that has been returned as undeliverable, will not be mailed again to an old address. See membership page
Wisconsin Muzzle Loading Association
"To Preserve and Promote Muzzleloading Heritage"
Fess Parker(1924-2010) and Buddy Ebsen(1908-2003) from "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955)
Saturday, May 5th the WMLA and "Justice For A Cure" held 'a shoot the hell out of cancer' event at the Hope Rod and Gun Club in McFarland WI. We had 9 people that attended the shoot . 7 members of WMLA put on the program. Chuck Baum, Charlie Brown, Rick Ellis, Jim Meili, Joe Ash, Mark Conklin, Harley Whitt and Don Ellis. Beside the instruction on muzzle loaders and shooting them Rick Ellis had two hawk blocks set up and Mark Conklin had archery set up. Joan Kamholtz, the head of jfac stated every one had good comments about the program. She was very happy the way things went.
I thank all that helped out, "good job".
Jun 23 Beloit BPL, sanctioned Sgt York log shoot, starts 10:00 am
Jun 23-24 SCA sponsored Artisan's Circle, Stratford WI - see flyer
Jun 22-24 Coon Valley ML, 12th Annual Coon Creek Redezvous Shoot-1:00 pm
Jun 30-Jul 1 Reedsburg Outdoor Club Muzzle Loaders Shoot - see flyer
Jun 30 Holman Silhouette Muzzleloaders Shoot - 11:00am - see flyer
Jul 7 WMLA Summer Quarterly meeting - Deerfield Pistol and Archery Club, Deerfield, WI
Jul 13-14 Beloit BPL, WMLA sanctioned program "A" Buffalo Shoot
Jul 21 Coon Valley ML, "Heat in the Valley" ML Trap and Silhouette Shoot - 1:00 pm
Jul 20-22 Smoky Hollow ML 2018 Summer Rendezvous - see flyer
Jul 28 Rock River Buckskinners Log Shoot -practice at 9, shoot starts at 10 - see flyer
Jul 29 Rock River Buckskinners Hunters Match - see flyer
Aug 4 Holman Traditional Muzzleloader Shoot - see flyer
Aug 4 Beloit BPL, WMLA sanctioned shotgun shoot, starts 10:00 am
Aug 5 Howard Meier's Rifle Bench Frolic, Rock Run Run LR - see flyer
Aug 18 Coon Valley ML, 15th Annual "Smoke in the Valley" shoot - 1:00 pm
Aug 18 Rock Run LR, Jim Towne WMLA sanctioned log shoot
Aug 26 Charlie Foster Flintlock match, Smoky Hollow ML, starts at 10:30 am
Aug 24-26 Rock Run LR, Rendezvous, contact David Freise at 815-814-8305 - see flyer
Sep 1 Holman Traditional Muzzleloader Shoot - see flyer
Sep 7-9 Rock River Buckskinners Fall Meat Shoot and Rendezvous - see flyer
Sep 15 Beloit BPL, sanctioned "Lou Braggo Chunk Gun shoot", starts 10:00 am
Sep 16 Beloit BPL, WMLA sanctioned "Hunter's Match"
Sep 14-16 Coon Valley ML, Fall Muzzleloaders Weekend-Sat. 1:00 pm Rifle Shoot
Sep 16 CVCC 8th Annual "Muzzleloader Pheasant Hunt" at Badgerland Pheasant Farm,
Wesby (reservations required) 8:00 am-12:00 noon
Sep 28-30 Hivernann Muzzleloaders 38th Annual Fall Romp n' Stomp - see flyer
Oct 7 Black Powder Trap Match, Hope Rod and Gun Club, McFarland, WI
Oct 6-7 Fox Valley ML, 32nd Annual Capote Classic Rendezvous - see flyer
Oct 6 WMLA Fall Quarterly meeting - Fox Valley ML
Oct 7 Howard Meier's Rifle Bench Frolic, Rock Run Run LR - see flyer
Oct 13 Rock Run LR, WMLA sanctioned log shoot
Oct 14 Rock Run LR, WMLA sanctioned Program "B"
Oct 20 Holman Silhouette Muzzleloaders Shoot - 11:00am - see flyer
Oct 27-28 Beloit BPL, Ed LeCrone's Turkey shoot, WMLA sanctioned Program "B"
Nov 4 Rock Run LR, Special turkey shoot
Dec 2 Rock Run LR, Toy for Tots shoot
Dec 8 Fox Valley Muzzleloaders Winter Rummage/Trade sale - see flyer
Dec 15-16 Beloit BPL, "Frost on the Lodge Shoot", WMLA sanctioned Program "B"
Jan 12 WMLA Winter Quarterly meeting - Deerfield Pistol and Archery Club, Deerfield, WI
Wisconsin Muzzzle Loading Association, Inc.
6108 Woods Crossing McFarland WI 53558 US
May 16 and 17 the WMLA took part in the Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo at the Mckenzie Ctr In Poynette Wi. Over 2000 students came thru the program and all enjoyed it.
The WMLA had 5 lodges set up along with a gun exhibit and a fur trade exhibit, we also had a shooting demo, also the students were afforded a chance to throw a hawk.
Want to thank Joe Ash, Rick Ellis, Jim Meili, Chuck and Mary Baum, Rick Hotz, Duane Heim,
Richard Lyons, Gary Marciniak, Mark Conklin, Charlie Brown, and a volunteers Sandy Syring and Andrew Howe.
All of you folks gave a 110% and I thank you very much for a job well done. Hope I didn’t forget any one.
The WMLA has representatives throughout the state. If there are any questions about the association or black powder shooting please feel free to contact one of these reps.
Welcome to the Wisconsin Muzzle Loading Association
The association was started in 1982 by a dedicated group of individuals who envisioned a need to keep the black powder tradition alive. Thirty five years later the association is still going strong and groups through out the state gather to shoot matches or celebrate the traditions of the rendevous.
If you are a member, thank you for your support. If you are not, come out and join us at an event or better yet become a member. We are always happy to see new faces.
See Membership page for contact information and a membership form.
Please consider becoming a member or keeping up your membership,
the association can use you.