Izaak Walton League

Conservation, Outdoor Recreation,  Safety, and Shooting Sports
Linn County Chapter


About Ikes

We are a local chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America. We are a volunteer-run, privately owned facility located on approximately 47 acres in Linn County, just off 42nd Street in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We are a group of approximately 725 members dedicated to conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.

Open to all Members, 8am to 8pm

(Or sunset, when earlier)


We're located on 42nd Street NE, west of Edgewood Road;

About 2.5 miles West from I-380.


November 25th, 2021 Update -


2022 Membership Renewal Time:

Membership renewal response has been great.  Thanks and hope to see you all again, next year.

The 2022 Safety Briefing schedule has not yet been determined.  We're still not sure large group gatherings are a good idea.  Watch this space, as well as your email for announcements regarding 2022 Safety Briefings.

Remember -- You WON'T get your 2022 Range tag and Guest/Family tags until we have a signed 2022 General Waiver from you.

David and Loesje Shema


If you're not feeling well (cough, fever, headache)  prior to entering the grounds, please turn around and go back home.  It's no fun to shoot anyway if you're ill!


If you wish to qualify to use the indoor range without RSOs present, send an email to ikes.membership@gmail.com.  We'll take care of you.


MEMBERS -- Take advantage of our Buy/Sell/Trade section.  If you have something you're looking to buy, to sell, or to trade -- send the description to ikesmembership@gmail.com.  I'll post it and you're on your way.  Let me know when I can take your listing down, so the site doesn't get filled with really old listings.  -- Dave Shema

Committee Updates

We have a new Archery Committee chair.  Welcome member Cameron Woodson to the committee.  Thanks to Bert Carmer for his past work as chair.

Remember -- broadhead arrows are not permitted on the range -- they tear up the target butts!!!

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If you wish to become an Action Range user -- there is a one-time fee of $200.  Once you pay the fee, you'll be asked to contact Walker Kelly to arrange an empty firearm check to demonstrate that you can safely get your gun in and out of a holster.  Following the holster check, you'll learn how the turning target system works, and learn other things that are good to know before shooting in the Action Range.  You'll then get the key code for the door, and you're in!  If you want to use the on-line calendar to schedule your time, you need to have a Gmail account, and we need to know what it is so we can add you to the list of users.

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There is a lot planned for our grounds in the coming months and years.  Pollinators, Prairie, Savannah, native trees.  And more!  Watch the newsletter for developments.

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The indoor range is open.  Your gate card will get you inside the IPR after you go through the safety briefing and qualification shoot.

Want to qualify to use the Indoor Pistol Range?  Send an email to ikes.membership@gmail.com, or to IPR.lciwla@gmail.com. We'll take care of you.

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The outdoor range building has been repaired.  It has a new roof and skylights.  Overhead baffle work is complete.  We expect to be installing LED lighting inside the shoot house to give you a better sight picture on those overcast days.  The automated target retrieval system is back in action, and being used.

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We have install LED lighting in the shoot house to help with your sight picture on overcast days.

The overhead baffle work is complete.

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If you want to learn how to use the trap machines safely, or just want a hands-on refresher -- this is for you -- contact the Trap committee using the link below.

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