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.
The Indoor Pistol Range is NOW OPEN. 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.
The January Hawkeye Downs Gun Show is just around the corner. We will again have a table next to Bert's Knife sharpening stand, to talk to prospective members about becoming an Ike's member. Bert is looking for volunteers to spend a few hours at the table to tell people about us and encourage them to join. You'll get free admission to the show that day. Let Bert Carmer know the day and time that you can be there for him and for us.
Dates for the show are Friday, Jan 3rd (5 to 9 PM), Saturday, Jan 4th (9 AM to 5 PM), and Sunday, Jan 5th (9 Am to 3 PM). Contact Bert at (319) 651-3087, or Jan Carmer at email@example.com. Spend a few hours at the gun show, talk to fun people, have a good time. What more can you ask for?
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).
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.
Contact Bill Grams for additional information.
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.
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.