Dave Blankenship's Venture Crew lent a HUGE hand at our Outdoor Pistol Range on Friday, May 29th. Armed with weed whackers, pitch forks and lots of enthusiasm, they cleared the range of weeds and assisted John Welton as he was distributing wood chips on the range.
Rimfire Sporter Program
The Rimfire Sporter Program is starting this summer, when current public health restrictions are lifted. This is a developmental marksmanship program for members/family ages 12 and up.
Our Rimfire Sporter Program will provide a fun and economical way to develop your marksmanship skills. We’ll fire from prone, sitting/kneeling, and standing positions. All you need is a magazine-fed .22LR rifle that has a 5-shot capacity. To keep your costs low and to ensure a level playing-field, no “tricked-out” rifles are allowed. You can begin now with our self-paced video tutorial, which will provide the knowledge for you to begin practicing on your own. The video series can be found in our Members Only area.
We’ll follow-up with an instructional practice match, and finally a series of fun rifle matches.
Please direct any questions to RifleLCIWLA@gmail.com.
We hope to see you at the range!
Watch this space for future announcements regarding our Hunter Education programs. At present, there are no plans to hold classes until the COVID-19 virus subsides, and we're able to hold group meetings once again.
Officers and Directors receiving IWLA Oath
Left to right: Bill Grams, Doug Becker, Dave Blankenship, Jan Carmer (Secy), Sue Wehmeyer (Tres), Stan Pfoff (Vice Pres), Bert Carmer, Dave Shema, Loesje Shema, Vicki Arnold (Iowa Division President), Dale Braun (Pres), Jeff Haycraft and Paul Nye. Absent from this picture is Neil Mittelberg.
Voice Activated TRAP System Safety and Training
The Shotgun & Trap Committee is holding member training sessions for the VOICE ACTIVATED RELEASE TRAP SYSTEM including how it operates and how you can safely use it.
The training session takes 45 - 60 minutes and includes both classroom and field visuals and demonstrations.
Once you have received the training, you will be able to self-schedule and use the trap range at your convenience. There will be a small fee for each round shot, for each person, to cover the cost of the targets and cover the cost of the system itself.
For convenience and those interested, there are four separate training sessions scheduled on our websites Clubhouse Calendar.
Training sessions will be added as requested.
Save Our Streams (SOS) Program Coming
The Izaak Walton League’s Save Our Streams (SOS) program training was held at our clubhouse the weekend of June 15/16, and was a success. Attendees spent about half of each day working at the McCloud Run urban trout stream, learning how to perform simple water quality tests, how to gather samples from the water and from the stream-bed, and how to identify aquatic macro invertebrates. Saturday, June 15th, saw a couple attend our workshop who had driven ten-hours straight from Mississippi, to attend the class. Many of the attendees were from the general public.
For more information about IWLA Save Our Streams program, see: https://www.iwla.org/