Shooting Sports

Protecting opportunities for recreational shooting sports and hunting has long been part of the League’s mission. By partnering with government agencies, the shooting sports industry, and other conservation organizations, the League helps to maintain access and promote responsible use of shooting ranges on public lands.

Izaak Walton League chapters own and operate more than 100 shooting ranges across the country, including archery, rifle and pistol, skeet, sporting clays, and trap ranges. These facilities are also used for firearms safety training, hunter education courses, and youth shooting programs. Many of our chapter’s programs are endorsed by the National Rifle Association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and the Amateur Trapshooting Association.

Contact your local chapter for class availability and schedules.

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In the News: Don't miss Archery 360 interviews with Scott Kovarovics, the League’s executive director, about how the League chapters participate in shooting sports, and other outdoor activities.


R3 for Hunters and Recreational Shooters

The IWLA Shooting Sports Conservation Committee hosted a webinar to discuss how League chapters can help secure the future of hunting and the shooting sports. *Please be sure your volume is turned on and up.

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    IN THIS ISSUE: Funding Available for League Shooting Ranges * New Corporate Partnership * New IWLA Award for 2017 * How To Apply For Grants
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    IN THIS ISSUE: Strategic Plan 2014-2019 * Sights on New Members * Featured Chapters: Frederick #1 (MD) and Dragoon Trail (IA) * NRA Foundation Grants * On Capitol Hill
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