Shooting Sports

Ikes Explore Bowhunting

Take your archery program to the next level. Sign up for our NEW “Explore Bowhunting” Instructor Workshop this July.

The League is partnering again with the Archery Trade Association (ATA) on a League-exclusive workshop at discounted prices.

Interest in archery and bowhunting is growing. A survey conducted for ATA by Responsive Management found that almost 10 percent of U.S. adults participated in archery in 2015. Of those, 35 percent participated in bowhunting some or all of the time. And bowhunters were the most avid archery participants. Of the adults who bowhunted, more than 25 percent did it every year!

Take a shot at bringing bowhunting classes to your chapter to engage new audiences.

Any League member who is a state hunter education instructor, certified archery instructor, or avid archer/bowhunter who is willing to share his or her outdoor experiences can become certified bowhunting instructors. Register today!

Explore Bowhunting Instructor Workshop
Saturday, July 21, 2018
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
IWLA Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Chapter, Spotsylvania, VA
Registration: $30
Limited spaces available. REGISTER TODAY!

Download Workshop Agenda (PDF link)

The registration fee includes lunch plus instructor materials valued at $65! Discounted overnight accommodations are available at the Fredericksburg Hospitably House (site of 2018 IWLA National Convention). Note: You do not have to attend the national convention to attend this workshop.

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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.


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.

Download the Presentation >> (PDF)


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    IN THIS ISSUE: Engaging More Participants in Hunting, Recreational Shooting Sports, and Outdoor Recreation * Explore Bowhunting * IWLA Archery Network Online Community * National Hunting and Fishing Day Grants
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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 Chapter Outdoor Recreation Survey * Featured Chapters: Warren County (IA) and Howard County (IN) * Funding Sources for Range Improvements * Sportsmen's Bill Meets Gridlock
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    IN THIS ISSUE: Strategic Plan Baseline Survey Results * Featured Chapters: Sioux Falls (SD) and Wildlife Achievement (MD) * National Hunting and Fishing Day * Turn Lead Into Gold (or Green!)
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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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    IN THIS ISSUE: League Statement on Firearms Policy Proposals * Why Invite a Newcomer * Featured Chapters: Mountaineer (WV) and Loudoun County (VA) * NRA Range Conferences * Lead Workshops
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    IN THIS ISSUE: Sportsmen and Conservation * Got Clean Water? * Featured Chapters: Lois Green-Sligo (MD) and Bethesda-Chevy Chase (MD) * 90th Anniversary Trap Shoot
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    IN THIS ISSUE: Insurance, Liability, and Safety * Featured Chapters: Wayne County (OH) and Pikes Peak (CO) * Range Management Workshops at IWLA National Convention * NRA Range Sourcebook * Grant Funding for Your Ranges
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    IN THIS ISSUE: Promoting Shooting Sports * Your Chapter's Members * Featured Chapters: Lancaster Red Rose (PA) and Arlington-Fairfax (VA) * Chapters Offering Shooting Sports * IWLA Shooting Sports Committee