National Shooting Sports Month

The League often partners with government agencies, the shooting sports industry, and other conservation organizations to promote participation in shooting sports. This summer, we are partnering with the National Shooting Sports Foundation to offer a wide range of people opportunities to experience recreational shooting sports for the first time as part of National Shooting Sports Month.

Throughout the month of August, League chapters will open their facilities to novice and first-time shooters. Many events will provide equipment for participants to try out, introductory lessons on different types of shooting sports, and experienced instructors to help beginners learn to shoot safely and responsibly. Check our listing of events for an opportunity near you.
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IWLA Chapter Events


Keokuk County Chapter – Open Trap Shoots – Thursdays August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29

Trap shooting, open to the public. Starts at 6:00 pm. 20162 240th Avenue, Sigourney, IA 52591. $4 for 25 rounds.


Martin L. Davey Chapter – Introduction to Shooting Sports – Saturday August 3

Introduction to safety and handling of different types of firearms for beginners. Firearms, ammunition, and eye and ear protection will be provided by the chapter. 4:00 - 7:00 pm. 9634 Newton Falls Road, Paris Township, Ravenna, OH 44266. Free.


York Chapter #67 – Fun Shoot – Saturday August 24

Chapter members and the public are invited to shoot rimfire or centerfire pistols and pistol caliber carbines on 5-6 stages of reactive targets. 100-150 rounds typically. Eye and ear protection required for everyone on the ranges. Starts at 8:30 am. 7131 Ironstone Hill Road, Dallastown, PA 17313. $20 for adults, $5 for youth under 18.


Lynchburg Chapter – Open House / Access to Shooting Ranges – Saturday August 24

The public is invited to shoot trap and skeet, and try their hand at 5-stand and 25-yard action handgun, 300-yard rifle, archery, and airgun ranges. Doors open at 10:00 am. 410 Conservation Drive, Amherst, VA 24521. Free.


Bill Cook Chapter – 3D Archery Shoots – Wednesdays August 14 and 21

The public is invited to shoot target archery on a trail of 25 to 35 stations with different animal targets and at varying distances. There is also a dedicated kids' archery range, supported with trainers to assist the newest of shooters. Youth bows and arrows are provided. 6:00 pm until dusk. 5927 Highway 66 NE, Stevens Point, WI 54481. $6 for adults (ages 16 and older), $1 for teens (ages 13 to 15), free for youth under 12.

More events coming soon! No event listed in your area? Find your local chapter and ask what other opportunities they offer.