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.
Don Ellis with Mark Conklin fixing the tip of a ramrod
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.
2019 Upcoming Events
Feb 23-24 37th Annual "Echoes of the Past" Trade Fair- Oshkosh, WI-see flyer
On April 27th, 2019 the Phil Siehr Memorial 3-Man Team Shoot will be held at the Hope Rod and Gun Club outside McFarland, WI. This shoot is held in conjunction with the annual membership meeting. For details see the flyer.
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.
Wisconsin Muzzzle Loading Association, Inc.
6108 Woods Crossing McFarland WI 53558 US
Wisconsin Muzzle Loading Association
"To Preserve and Promote Muzzleloading Heritage"
With much grief the Wisconsin Muzzle Loading Association must relate the passing of president Don Ellis. Don left us on Sunday February 24th after having fought a brave battle with cancer. He served the association in a number of capacities, the last as president. Don had the true muzzle loading spirit and was always looking for ways to get more folks involved in the sport. We will all miss Don greatly and hope that his true muzzle loading heart will live on in others. He was a great close friend of mine. We will all miss you Don.
Feb 23-24 37th Annual "Echoes of the Past" Trade Fair- Oshkosh, WI - see flyer
Mar 16 Fox Valley Muzzle Loaders Bi-Annual Gun & Rummage Sale - see flyer
Mar 17 Beloit Black Powder Lodge - monthly shoot
Mar 24 Michelle Kuester Match hosted by Bob Kuester - Smokey Hollow Muzzle Loaders, see map below
Apr 13 Fox Valley Muzzle Loaders - Spring Rifle Shoot, Get the Rust Out - 1pm
Apr 27 Phil Siehr Memorial 3-man team shoot and annual membership meeting, Hope Rod and Gun Club
Apr 27 Silhouette Muzzleloader Shoot, starts 1pm
May 11 Fox Valley Muzzle Loaders - Hunter's Round Rifle Shoot - 1pm
May 17-19 Spring CVCC Muzzleloaders weekend, rifle shoot Saturday 1pm
May 17-19 Embarrass River Brigade first annual rendezvous, Mosquito Hill Nature Center - see flyer
May19 Beloit Black Powder Lodge - monthly shoot
May 25-26 Rock River Buckskinners, Otter Creek MuzzleLoading Shoot - see flyer
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 13 Fox Valley Muzzle Loaders - Sharpshooter Champ Shoot - 1pm
July 19-21 Smokey Hollow Muzzle Loaders summer rendezvous - see flyer
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 Fox Valley Muzzle Loaders - Pistol Championship - 9am
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
Aug 25 Charlie Foster Flintlock Match - Smokey Hollow Muzzle Loaders, see map below
Sep 7-8 Fall Meat Shoot - Milton blackpowder range - see flyer
Sep 14 Fox Valley Muzzle Loaders - Shotgun Championship - ML and modern - 1pm
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 5-6 Fox Valley Muzzle Loaders Annual Capote Classic Rendezvous - see flyer
Oct 12 Fox Valley Muzzle Loaders - Mike Stanke Memorial Montain Man Event
Oct 19-20 Beloit Black Powder Lodge, Ed LeCRONES Turkey shoot-sanctioned Program "B"
Dec 6 Fox Valley Muzzle Loaders Bi-Annual Gun & Rummage Sale - see flyer
Dec 14-15 Beloit Black Powder Lodge, Frost on the Lodge Shoot-sanctioned Program "B"