2017 Calendar


                  Beloit Rifle Club/Black Powder Lodge 2017 events...see list

                  Coon Valley Muzzle Loaders , 2017 events...see list

                              Fox Valley Muzzleloaders, 2017 events...see list

                   Rock River Buckskinners, 2017 events...see list


Feb 25      Cabin Fever Shoot, CVCC, Coon Valley-starts 9:00 AM - see flyer

Feb 25-26  Echoes of Past Historical Trade Fair, Oshkosh - see flyer

Mar 11       FVML Sportsman's Rummage Sale, Monarch Gardens, Appleton - see flyer

Mar 25      Central Wisconsin S.C. Meat Shoot- starts 12:00 noon - see flyer

Apr 22       WMLA 3 Person Team Shoot and Spring Meeting, Coon Valley - see flyer

May 17-18 Youth Heritage Days, Mackensie Center, Poynette, WI

May 19-21 Spring CVCC Muzzle Loaders Weekend, Sat. 1 PM Rifle Shoot, Coon Valley

May 26-28 Rock River Buckskinners Spring Rendezvous, 9am - 5pm - see flyer

Jun 9-11    Rock Run Longrifles, WMLA Program "A" Sanctioned Shoot

Jun 24       "11th Annual Coon Creek Rendezvous" - 1:00 PM - patched RB only

Jun 24       Beloit Rifle Club/Black Powder Lodge, Sgt York WMLA Sanctioned Log Shoot.

                  Starts at 10:00am.                                       

Jul 14-16   WMLA sanctioned "Buffalo Shoot", Program "A", Black Powder Lodge, Beloit

Jul 15        "Heat in the Valley" ML Trap/ Silhouette Rifle Shoot - 1 PM, Coon Valley

Jul 22       Rock River Buckskinners Log Shoot, starts 9pm - see flyer

Jul 23       Rock River Buckskinners Hunter's Match - see flyer

Aug 5        Shotgun Trap Shoot, WMLA sanctioned, Black Powder Lodge, Beloit

Aug 19      14th Annual "Smoke in the Valley" Shoot, Coon Valley - 1 PM

Aug 19       Rock Run Longrifles, WMLA Sanctioned (Jim Towne) Log Shoot

Aug 20       Gus More Memorial Sporting Clays Shoot-Rock Run Longrifles

Sep 8-10   Rock River Buckskinners Fall Meat Shoot and Rendezvous - see flyer

Sep 16       "Lou Braggo Chunk Gun Shoot", WMLA sanctioned, Black Powder Lodge

                  Starts 10:00 AM

Sep 17       WMLA Sanctioned "Hunter's Match", Beloit Black Powder Lodge

Sep 15-17  Fall CVCC Muzzle Loaders Weekend, Coon Valley - Sat, 1PM Rifle Shoot

Sep 17       7th Annual "Muzzle Loader Pheasant Hunt", Badgerland Pheasant Farm, Westby

Oct 7-9       FVML Fall Capote Classic Rendezvous, early setup 5th and 6th - see flyer

Oct 7          Rock Run Longrifles, WMLA Sanctioned Log Shoot

Oct 8          Rock Run Longrifles, WMLA Program "B" Sanctioned Shoot

Oct 28       "Ed LaCrone's Turkey Shoot", WMLA Prog "B" sanctioned, Beloit

Dec 9       FVML Sportsman's Rummage Sale, Monarch Gardens, Appleton - see flyer

Dec 16      WMLA Sanctioned "Frost on the Lodge Shoot", Prog "B", Beloit



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.
Contact information:

One way to support muzzle loading is to join the 
"National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association"

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 four 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.

Membership page for contact information and a membership form.

Please consider becoming a member or keeping up your membership,
the association can use you.

Important: Please Read

As of January 1, 2017 Rick Hotz is taking over Shooting Standards and Safety. If you are sponsoring a WMLA sanction match the results should be sent to Rick. Also as per rules, Rick should be notified in advance of the upcoming event. Thanks to Rick for stepping up and taking over this position. Rick's contact information is:

Post Box 432

East Troy, WI 53120


​Hunting chairman Harley Whitt wants to remind all hunters they have 60 days after the close of the season to submit any harvest entries.

The executive board has decided on three choices for an association mission statement:

To preserve the muzzle loading heritage

To preserve and promote muzzle loading heritage

Take the one shot challenge

This item will be brought up at the spring annual meeting on April 22nd for membership vote.

The Badger State publication winter issue is being published now and you should be receiving it in the next few weeks. It will include three postal targets. You have until the end of February to shoot these and turn them in to the shooting committee head.

Wisconsin Muzzzle Loading Association, Inc.

6108 Woods Crossing McFarland WI 53558 US 

Phone:     +1.6085767779

E-mail: jmeili@rocketmail.com

"Women in the Revolutionary War"

​​ Upcoming Events

           Feb 25  Cabin Fever Shoot, CVCC, Coon Valley-starts 9:00 AM
Feb 25-26  Echoes of Past Historical Trade Fair, Oshkosh

See the FOR SALE or WANTED page.

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


The latest issue of "Badger State Muzzleloader" came out with 5 postal targets. Richard Cady intended that only 3 of these targets be shot. The buffalo, target #3 for 2016; the rat, target #4 for 2016; and the nightmare, target #1 for 2017. The nightmare has the five animal heads. These are the targets to be shot and returned to Dick, along with $2.00 for each target. Do not shoot the elephant or bottle at this time.

Wisconsin Muzzle Loading Association