Izaak Walton League
Linn County Chapter
Izaak Walton League
Linn County Chapter

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 40 acres in Linn County, just off 42nd Street in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We are a group of approximately 500 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.


2020 Safety Briefing Schedule ---

Calling all members.  Each year, all members are required to attend a safety briefing and sign a general waiver.  When you attend one of the scheduled sessions, you will receive the briefing, sign the general waiver, then you will get a new copy of the 2020 Member handbook, your 2020 Range tag, and a couple of 2020 Guest/Family Range tags.

The Briefing schedule is as follows:


Saturday -- January 18 -- 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM, and Noon, following the new member tour.

Sunday -- January 19 -- 1:00 PM.

Tuesday -- January 21 -- 7:00 PM.

Thursday -- January 23 -- 7:00 PM.


Saturday, February 1 -- Noon.  This will follow our usual Saturday new member tour.

Saturday, February 15 -- 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM, and Noon, following the new member tour.

Sunday, February 16 -- 1:  PM.

Tuesday, February 18 -- 7:00 PM.

Thursday, February 20 -- 7:00 PM.

MARCH 2020:

Sunday, March 15 -- 1:00 PM  [Note the change in date.]

Saturday, March 21 -- 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM, and Noon, following the new member tour.

Sunday, March 22 -- 1:00 PM.

Tuesday, March 24 -- 7:00 PM.

Thursday, March 26 -- 7:00 PM.

Your gate entry card will be disabled March 27, if you have not attended one of the annual safety briefings.  We can easily re-enable it once you attend a briefing and sign the annual waiver.

If you cannot make it to one of the briefings listed above -- we hold new member tours on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.  At Noon on those days, we offer the safety briefing, you can attend any one of those.

If you STILL can't make it to one of the scheduled briefings, send us a note to the Ikes Membership email address (ikes.membership@gmail.com), we can arrange a date and time to get you taken care of.

See you soon.


The Indoor Pistol Range is NOW OPEN.

Currently open Saturdays, 8:00 AM till Noon, with Ikes Range Safety Officers present.  Coming soon, open to members at their discretion, after receiving a special safety briefing.  Read all about it by going to our LATEST NEWS page.

It is Membership Renewal time.  If you haven't gotten your renewal information in the mail by now (or maybe your dog ate it), our LATEST NEWS page tells you how to take care of your renewal, even if you've lost your renewal info.  National Ikes sent us a batch of "second notice" reminders to send out to members who have not yet renewed.  Those are in the mail.  If you get one, and have already renewed for 2020, don't worry -- we will sort it all out before the New Year gets in full swing.

RENEW by February 1st.  Our By-Laws state that if we don't have your renewal in-hand by February 1st, your membership is expired.  You will no longer have access to our facilities.  Of course, you can rejoin by simply paying the yearly dues.


Committee Updates

The 3D Archery and Air Gun Range is NOW OPEN!!!  The entry is found between the Air Gun/BB range and the Outdoor Pistol Range.  Follow Bert's wood-chip trail.  There are currently some 3D Deer and Turkey targets along the path, with more to come.  In addition there are some cross-bow friendly targets along the way.

Also, a separate walking trail is open, it starts behind the Indoor Pistol Range building and connects with the existing Girl Scout Nature trail.  No wood chips at present.  There are no wood chips to follow on this new trail (yet).

Contact the Committee

The configuration of the turning target system has been changed, opening up half of the Action Range for other types of targets and shooting.

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We wish to thank the dozen or so members who helped with the Highway 100 cleanup project on October 12.

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The indoor pistol range is now open.  Currently 8:00 AM to Noon on Saturdays, with Ikes RSOs present.  Come check out the improved range and give it a shot.

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Wood chips have been added downrange and the crosses for target frames have been raised to prevent ricochet rounds from going over the backstop.  This is a work in progress.  Thanks to those who have helped.

The NRA Pistol Qualification Program is underway.

Contact Bill Grams for additional information.

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We have raised the top of the berm at the end of the rifle range several feet by adding more than 14 truckloads of dirt, to prevent stray rounds from heading outside the range.

The concrete blocks at the 100 yard line will soon be replaced with bullet-friendly alternatives, to better protect against ricochets.

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People have been using the trap houses on a regular basis.  The trap ranges are here for your enjoyment.

Reminder - if something needs attention on the range, contact us so we can take care of it.

If you need the safety briefing to use the equipment, contact the committee below.

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