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The Postal Match is an aggregate of the four targets published in the Badger State, one each quarter. They are to be removed from the Badger State and shot at 25yds. offhand. Any rifle and load that qualifies for our rifle program matchs M-1 thru M-6 is allowed. The entry fee is $2 per target.
 The completed target with member name and WMLA number and entry fee must get to the 
Shooting Standards and Safety Chairperson
Rick Hotz

Post Box 432

East Troy, WI 53120

 by 12/31 of the current year. 
Medals will be awarded for 1st thru 5th places at our annual awards meeting.

Complete 2015 Match Scores

Complete and Final 2016 Match Scores

Complete and Final 2017 Match Scores

WMLA member Chuck Baum has been working tirelessly to promote safety amongst the blackpowder shooting community in Wisconsin. Here is a message from Chuck.


Information on the annual spring meeting and Phil Siehr Memorial 3-man Team shoot.

Start shooting at 9:00 am, lunch at 12:00 pm, annual meeting begins at 1:00 pm.

Shooting rules are as follows:

Shooting starts promptly at 9:00am, arrive a little early to buy targets.

Teams will have a pistol shooter, rifle shooter and smoothbore shooter. Each shooter gets 15 shots.

No scopes or peep sights, only open sights allowed.

Rifle and smoothbore shooters can use any of the four shooting positions, prone, sitting, kneeling or standing. Pistol shooters must shoot standing. No supports other than the body.

Pistol shooters can use a two hand hold.


Shooters will get three individual targets and will shoot 5 shots per target.

The rifle and smoothbore targets are one-half the M-1 sanctioned target. Do not separate these targets or they will not be scored. Targets can be posted in any position, that is horizontal or vertical.

Pistol shooters will get three individual targets.
All targets shot at 25 yards.


Coming south on I39/90 take Hwy 12 exit east and drive 1 mile, turn right(south) on Cty AB,

drive 1 mile and turn right onto Sigglekow Road, drive west until you see sign on left for Hope Club.

Coming north on I39/90 exit east on Hwy 12 and drive 1 mile, turn right(south) on Cty AB,
drive 1 mile and turn right onto Sigglekow Road, drive west until you see sign on left for Hope Club.

​Coming north on Hwy 12 turn left on Cty AB, drive 1 mile and turn right onto Sigglekow Road, drive west until you see sign on left for Hope Club.

Coming around belt line exit at Stoughton Road(Hwy 51), turn right and continue south, exit at Sigglekow Road, turn left and continue east 1 mile until you see sign for club on right.

​Coming north on Hwy 51, exit at Sigglekow Road, turn right and continue east 1 mile until you see sign for club on right.

​More to come...

                                                Hunter Education Column
I plan to have this note as a regular feature in the Badger to keep membership informed of activities and to recruit more members in the effort to spread our message and expand our membership. Also check the web site, and or the face book page, 

History;  In October of 2014 the WDNR sponsored a course taught by Trainers from the NRA/NMLRA which certified some 17 WMLA members and/or WDNR HE Teachers as Muzzle Loader Instructors. There are other Instructors in State who are not part of our group and a NRA Trainer active in the northern part of the state. He has held at least one class, we are in contact with him and he may teach our next class of Instructors.  We have so far held three classes that I am aware of. I have had poor luck in attracting students. I have posted notices in local sporting outlets and the classes are listed on the DNR Go Wild web site. My students have come from contacts in the HE Courses I help with and at the Dane Co. Deer and Turkey Expo at the WMLA display booth. We are looking for more membership participation in attracting students.

Plan; Should any of the WI ML Clubs be motivated to sponsor a class please contact me or any of the WMLA board members. The DNR is interested in sponsoring another training session to certify more Instructors. It would be ideal to have one or two Instructors in each of the clubs. The DNR HE Program has four gun sets and supplies available and will assist with the class as schedules permit. There is little cost to the Club except range and members time. The class is quite comprehensive covering all aspects of muzzle loading and types of guns used. It can however customized for specific needs. Smaller groups are more easily managed, 6 to 12 seems to work well. Four shooting stations are needed with an Instructor at each and a Range Officer for safety. 

I had prospects for two classes this year but other events have intervened and I am still in the planning stage.  There will be a class as an add on to a regular HE class at WI Rapids run By Joe Lacenski Sept 22 & 23.  Watch the GO Wild site for class postings to sign up.  Contact info: or 608-767-2248.

A meeting was held (8/2/17) with Joe, Myself, Jon King, and Phil Thornton with input from others who could not attend, to bring plans for the ML HE program together and re-vitalize it. More on this later when the results are printed up and distributed.

Muzzleloader Hunter Education Chair

Chuck Baum

Wisconsin Muzzzle Loading Association, Inc.
6108 Woods Crossing McFarland WI 53558 US
Phone:     +1.6085767779

Wisconsin Muzzle Loading Association

​"To Preserve and Promote Muzzleloading Heritage"

Mark Conklin, Chuck Baum and Chris Thulien

at the Navarino Nature Center in Shioctin, WI