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

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:

Wisconsin Muzzzle Loading Association, Inc.

6108 Woods Crossing McFarland WI 53558 US 

Phone:     +1.6085767779


Check out Gary Marciniak's nice deer. If you have harvested game this year make sure to register it with Harley Whitt and get it in the books.


                                        2018 Calendar


                  Beloit Rifle Club/Black Powder Lodge 2018 events...see list

                  Coon Valley Muzzle Loaders , 2018 events...see list

                              Fox Valley Muzzleloaders, 2018 events...see list

                   Rock River Buckskinners, 2017 events...see list

                   Rock Run Longrifles, 2018 events...see list

                   Smoky Hollow Muzzleloaders 2018 events... see list

                   Print a schedule of upcoming events...pending


2018 Calendar​​

Feb 24-25  Echoes of the Past Trade Fair, Winnebago Cty Fairgrounds - see flyer

Mar 4         Rock Run LR, Special St Patty's Event

​Mar 10       Fox Valley Muzzleloaders Spring Rummage/Trade sale - see flyer (tentative)

​Mar 25       Michelle Kuester Match, hosted by Bob, Smokey Hollow ML. Starts 10 am

Apr 6-8      Deer and Turkey Expo, Alliant Center, Dane County Fairgrounds

Apr 21       Annual Phil Siehr 3-man team shoot and annual meeting, Hope Rod and Gun Club

Apr 28       Coon Valley ML, Silhouette Muzzleloader shoot, starts 1:00 pm

May 5        Justice For Cure muzzleloader shooting (in planning)

May 6        Rock Run LR, Special ham shoot

​May 16-17 Youth Heritage Days, Mackenzie Center, Poynette, WI

May 18-20  Coon Valley ML, Spring Muzzleloaders Weekend-Saturday 1pm rifle shoot

Jun 23       Beloit BPL, sanctioned Sgt York log shoot, starts 10:00 am

Jun 22-24  Coon Valley ML, 12th Annual Coon Creek Redezvous Shoot-1:00 pm

                  (patched round ball only) - see flyer

Jun 30-Jul 1 Reedsburg Outdoor Club Muzzle Loaders Shoot - see flyer

​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  

Aug 4         Beloit BPL, WMLA sanctioned shotgun shoot, starts 10:00 am

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 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

Oct 6-7       Fox ValleyML, 32nd Annual Capote Classic Rendezvous - see flyer

Oct 13        Rock Run LR, WMLA sanctioned log shoot

Oct 14        Rock Run LR, WMLA sanctioned Program "B"

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"

Notice to those clubs or individuals sponsoring sanctioned shoots.

A change has been made to the description of the target used for the M-7 smoothbore match. It previously stated X,10,9,8 rings black and should have said X,10,9 rings black. If you run this match please check that you have the correct targets.

Wisconsin Muzzle Loading Association

​"To Preserve and Promote Muzzleloading Heritage"

Come visit the WMLA table at the Echoes of the Past Trade Fair

this weekend in Oshkosh.

The Coon Valley Conservation Club's winter pheasant hunt at Badgerland Pheasant Farm.  Again the Roethel’s were fantastic hosts and the birds were more than challenging for our smokepoles.  Hunters pictured are Royce, John, Paul and Mark.  We will do it again this fall on the third Sunday morning in September .

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

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.

The spring annual meeting and Phil Siehr Memorial 3-man team shoot is coming up on April 21st, 2018. See the Shooting Page for more details.

​​​ Upcoming Events​ 

​      Feb 24-25  Echoes of the Past Trade Fair, Winnebago Cty Fairgrounds

                                                                                                             see flyer
      Feb 23-24   Princeton Longrifle Show - Princeton, IL, Friday and Saturday only