Wisconsin Muzzle Loading Association

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

It is with much regret that I have to tell this news.

On July 17th, Ed LeCrone passed away. Ed was 78 years and left us at 3:30 am.

There will be a service for Ed on August 1st, Ed's birthday, held at the First United Methodist Church in Harvard, Illinois.

Visitation from 1 until 6 pm and the service at 6.

Cake and ice cream to follow.

We remember Ed for his drawings used on the front of the Badger State publication. Ed also authored several books on Colonial Life. The turkey heads we shot at, at the Ed LeCrone Turkey Shoot were all painted by him. His last concern was that they were ready for this years shoot in October at the Beloit Blackpowder Lodge.

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.

Important: Please Read​​

The new association mission statement is:

To preserve and promote muzzle loading heritage

Take the one shot challenge

will remain the association slogan.

Wisconsin Muzzzle Loading Association, Inc.

6108 Woods Crossing McFarland WI 53558 US 

Phone:     +1.6085767779

E-mail: jmeili@rocketmail.com

​​​ Upcoming Events

​Aug 5        Shotgun Trap Shoot, WMLA sanctioned, Black Powder Lodge, Beloit​


See the FOR SALE or WANTED page.

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

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:

                                        2017 Calendar


                  Beloit Rifle Club/Black Powder Lodge 2017 events...see list

                  Coon Valley Muzzle Loaders , 2017 events...see list

                              Fox Valley Muzzleloaders, 2017 events...see list

                   Rock River Buckskinners, 2017 events...see list

                   Print a schedule of upcoming events...see schedule


Aug 5        Shotgun Trap Shoot, WMLA sanctioned, Black Powder Lodge, Beloit

Aug 19      14th Annual "Smoke in the Valley" Shoot, Coon Valley - 1 PM - see flyer

Aug 19       Rock Run Longrifles, WMLA Sanctioned (Jim Towne) Log Shoot

Aug 20       Gus More Memorial Sporting Clays Shoot-Rock Run Longrifles - see flyer

Sep 8-10   Rock River Buckskinners Fall Meat Shoot and Rendezvous - see flyer

Sep 16       "Lou Braggo Chunk Gun Shoot", WMLA sanctioned, Black Powder Lodge

                  Starts 10:00 AM

Sep 17       WMLA Sanctioned "Hunter's Match", Beloit Black Powder Lodge

Sep 15-17  Fall CVCC Muzzle Loaders Weekend, Coon Valley - Sat, 1PM Rifle Shoot

Sep 17       7th Annual "Muzzle Loader Pheasant Hunt", Badgerland Pheasant Farm, Westby

Oct 1          Hope Rod and Gun Club, WMLA Sanctioned Trap Shoot, 9am - 3pm

Oct 7-9       FVML Fall Capote Classic Rendezvous, early setup 5th and 6th - see flyer

Oct 7          Rock Run Longrifles, WMLA Sanctioned Log Shoot

Oct 8          Rock Run Longrifles, WMLA Program "B" Sanctioned Shoot

Oct 14       WMLA Fall Quarterly Meeting - Badger Den at the Mckensie Center, Poynette

                  starts 10:00am

Oct 28       "Ed LaCrone's Turkey Shoot", WMLA Prog "B" sanctioned, Beloit

Dec 9       FVML Sportsman's Rummage Sale, Monarch Gardens, Appleton - see flyer

Dec 16      WMLA Sanctioned "Frost on the Lodge Shoot", Prog "B", Beloit

2018 Calendar

Jan 13       WMLA Winter Quarterly Meeting - Badger Den at the Mckensie Center, Poynette

                  starts 10:00am