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.
Wisconsin Muzzzle Loading Association, Inc.
6108 Woods Crossing McFarland WI 53558 US
John Updegraff, long time friend of muzzle loading and member of the Rock Long Rifles and Beloit Rifle Club has recently passed.
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.
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"