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.


JANUARY 1st, 2022 Update...

Happy New Year to all.  Let's make 2022 the greatest year yet, for Ikes.


2022 Safety Briefing is now LIVE!!!

ALL members, regardless of when you joined, are required to have seen the 2022 safety briefing and signed a 2022 Waiver to have continued access to the Izaak Walton Grounds.

Near the end of 2021, we had announced that Ikes would attempt to go back to in-person safety briefings in the Chapter House in 2022.

Well, with the spread of Covid du jour, aka Omicron, that isn't going to happen.

Instead, each member has been notified by email of our intent to process Safety Briefings and 2022 Waivers by Email, as we have done with 2019, 2020, and 2021.  We'll keep an eye on things, and if possible will switch back to the in-person briefings as soon as it's deemed safe to do so.

Each member received a printable copy of our 2022 Safety Briefing...Please Read It.  It has changed from 2021.

Each member received a printable copy of the 2022 General Waiver.  Each member also received a printable "How To Fill Out Your Waiver Form" using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Follow the instructions.  Read the safety briefing.  Open the Waiver Form.  Fill it out.  Return the completed file to ikesmembership@gmail.com.

As soon as we get your filled out Waiver form, we will mail your 2022 membership tags and , guest tags.

The new, 2022 Member Handbook is ready for download from our "Members Only" web page, under "Documents."  It's new, it's changed,  Download a copy and save it away -- maybe after you've read it.

The 2022 Member Manual no longer has the Bylaws attached.  These can also be found on our Members Area, under "Documents."


2022 Membership Renewal Time:

Membership renewal response has been great.  Of our nearly 750 members of 2021, only about 277 have yet to renew.  Second notices will be mailed out this week, reminding you that it's a good time to renew.

If you aren't renewing, thank you for giving us a try, and if you can take a moment to mail your gate card(s) back to us, we'd appreciate it.  They cost about $1.20 each, and are reusable.

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 IPR.LCIWLA@gmail.com or 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!!!

Contact the Committee

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.

Contact the Committee

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.

Contact the Committee

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.

Contact the Committee

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.

Contact the Committee

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

The overhead baffle work is complete.

Contact the Committee

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.

Contact the Committee

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