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.

2019 Upcoming Events​​​

Jun 22       Beloit Black Powder Lodge, Sgt York sanctioned 60yd Chunk Gun Match starts at !0:00am
June 28-30 Coon Creek Rendezvous, rifle shoot 1pm. pistol shoot 7pm

Wisconsin Muzzle Loading Association

​"To Preserve and Promote Muzzleloading Heritage"

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

E-mail: jmeili@rocketmail.com

Just a reminder, individual membership dues have increased to $25.00 per year.

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

Lists of Club Events:

Beloit Black Powder Lodge - see flyer

​Coon Valley Conservation Muzzleloaders - see flyer

Coon Valley Conservation Club/Holman Rod and Gun Club Club - see flyer

Fox Valley Muzzle Loaders - see flyer

Rock River Buckskinners, Milton Club - see flyer

Smokey Hollow Muzzle Loaders - see flyer, see map

 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:

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.

                                                          Jim Meili

                                                    read about Don here

                                                 ​Memorial salute for Don

Over the years many of us have had the chance to deal with Dick Greensides at Pecatonica River Long Rifle Supply near Rockford, IL. It is with much sadness that I must relate the passing of Dick's wife Madelyn. The Wisconsin Muzzle Loading Rifle Association wishes to offer our deepest sympathy to Dick and all his family. 

Condolences can be sent via the web by going here


or cards may be sent to:

Pecatonica River Long Rifle Supply

 6825 N Meridian Rd.

 Rockford, Illinois 61101


2019 Shooting Events​​

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

June 28-30 Coon Creek Rendezvous, rifle shoot 1pm. pistol shoot 7pm - see flyer

Jul 5-7       Reedsburg Outdoor Club Muzzle Loaders Trap Shoot and Camp - see flyer

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"