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:

Lists of Club Events:

​Coon Valley Conservation Muzzleloaders - see flyer

Beloit Black Powder Lodge - see flyer

Rock River Buckskinners, Milton Club - see flyer

​​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 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.

Membership page for contact information and a membership form.

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

Wisconsin Muzzzle Loading Association, Inc.

6108 Woods Crossing McFarland WI 53558 US 

Phone:     +1.6085767779


Last Relay

John Updegraff, long time friend of muzzle loading and member of the Rock Long Rifles and Beloit Rifle Club has recently passed.

See details here:

2019 Upcoming Events​​

Jan 20       Milton's 1st WMLA Shoot of the year-see flyer​ Held at Beloit blackpowder range

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"

 WMLA Demonstration Presentation Application

Over the past months there has been several requests to the WMLA to do demonstrations. As an organization we want to provide these but under certain conditions due mostly to timing constraints we are unable to take these tasks on. Therefore in the future we are asking groups to fill out a request form and present it to us. Following is a printable copy of this form with information on where to send it. We deeply appreciate these requests and want to keep the spirit of muzzle loading alive.

 WMLA Demonstration Presentation Application:


2019 Shooting Events​​

Jan 20       Milton's 1st WMLA Shoot of the year- see flyer  Held at Beloit blackpowder range

Jan 26        Ironman Shoot, Coon Valley Conservation Club, starts 9am

Feb 16       Cabin Fever Shoot, Coon Valley Conservation Club, starts 9am ML targets plus archery-see flyer

Feb 17       Beloit Black Powder Lodge - monthly shoot

Feb 23-24  37th Annual "Echoes of the Past" Trade Fair- Oshkosh, WI - see flyer

​​​Mar 17       Beloit Black Powder Lodge - monthly shoot

Apr 27       Silhouette Muzzleloader Shoot, starts 1pm

May 17-19 Spring CVCC Muzzleloaders weekend, rifle shoot Saturday 1pm

May19       Beloit Black Powder Lodge - monthly shoot

Jun 22       Beloit Black Powder Lodge, Sgt York sanctioned 60yd Chunk Gun Match starts at !0:00am

June 29     Coon Creek Rendezvous, rifle shoot 1pm. pistol shoot 7pm

Jul 19-21   Beloit Black Powder Lodge, WMLA sanctioned Buffalo Shoot - Program "A"

Jul 20        Heat in the Valley ML Trap and Silhouette shoot - 1pm

Jul 27        Log Shoot - Milton blackpowder range - see flyer

Jul 28        Hunter's Match- Milton blackpowder range

Aug 10      Beloit Black Powder Lodge, WMLA sanctioned Shotgun shoot, starts 10:00am

Aug 18      Fifteenth Annual "Smoke in the Valley" Shoot -Saturday, 1pm rifle shoot

Aug 18      Beloit Black Powder Lodge - monthly shoot

Sep 7-8     Fall Meat Shoot - Milton blackpowder range - see flyer

Sep 14      Beloit Black Powder Lodge, WMLA sanctioned Lou Braggo 60yd Chunk Gun Match, 10:00am

Sep 15     Beloit Black Powder Lodge, WMLA sanctioned Hunter's Match

Sep 20-22 Fall CVCC  Muzzleloaders weekend, rifle shoot Saturday 1pm

Sep 22      Eighth annual muzzleloader pheasant hunt(reservations required at Badgerland Pheasant Farm,


Oct 19-20 Beloit Black Powder Lodge, Ed LeCRONES Turkey shoot-sanctioned Program "B"

Dec 14-15 Beloit Black Powder Lodge, Frost on the Lodge Shoot-sanctioned Program "B"