Welcome to the Izaak Walton League (Ike's), a club that not only offers camaraderie and friendship, but a sporting clays course that meanders through the woods with a winding stream, ending in an open lake bed for a complete shooting experience!
The Ike's sits on 40-acres of wooded property with a sporting clays course, open trap, and skeet range.
The Ike's offers a National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) registered shoot the second weekend of each month from February through December (weather permitting). During these registered shoots, a 100-bird main is offered along with a 50-bird true pair and 50-bird sub gauge competition for a 200-bird event. Shoot one or shoot them all, then take a break for a home-cooked meal in between events (Included in the cost). Events for pump and side-by-side competitions have also been included.
Not a registered shooter? The Ike's is open to the public so come on out and test your skills. The Ike's sporting-clays course is ever-changing from a competitive, registered course to a challenging, yet fun course the rest of the time.
Sporting clays are offered (also see schedule below) Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm (summer hours) and 10 am - 3 pm (winter hours) and Sunday, 12 pm - 4 pm. In our ‘off-season’, December, January, and February, a 5-stand is set up on the deck behind the lodge to keep you up on your game while allowing you the opportunity to warm up in the lodge between 25-bird rounds.
With three Certified Level I instructors with decades of shooting experience, there is always someone around to answer technical or gun-mount/gun-fit questions and maybe even offer a few pointers.
For more information, call our club manager, Jack Baugher (Shotgun Frenzy, LLC) at 765-513-1607.
Please become familiar with the Range Rules before visiting any of the Ike's ranges.
1. Adhere to the 3 basic rules of safety: Keep gun pointed in a safe direction at all times, keep finger off the trigger until ready to shoot, and keep gun unloaded until ready to use.
2. Everyone, including guests who are not shooting, must have eye and ear protection in place while at the range area and the range is active.
3. The red lights affixed to posts at the firing line mean “cease fire,” and the range is “cold” when they are ON. When the red lights are OFF, it means the range is “hot” or active, as in commence fire when ready. Before activating the lights, make sure shooters are informed of impending cease fire. Upon activation, shooters unload firearms, bench them, and insert an open chamber indicator flag in the firearm chamber. Once this process is complete, only then may shooters go downrange to affix or remove targets or address a situation downrange of the firing line. BEFORE turning the lights OFF and making the range “hot,” assure that everyone is behind the firing line and eye and ear protection is in place.
4. Use only approved targets. Targets must be placed within boundaries of target frames; metallic swing targets are placed below and in front of target backboards. All must be placed such that bullets fired will impact the berm behind the target backboards. Do not place targets over or on support posts. Clear targets from range when finished.
Approved targets: paper, balloons affixed to backboard. Clays in a frame or on ground, never actively thrown. Metallic silhouette for .22 cal rimfire.
Not approved targets: bottles, jugs filled or empty, vegetables or fruit, cartridge cases empty or loaded, explosive targets (eg. tannerite), animals, and any target that will potentially ricochet bullets in an unsafe manner (eg. rocks, concrete, flat stationary metal).
5. All shooting at firing line requires that the gun’s muzzle be no more than 1 foot behind the firing line, and muzzle cannot swing more than 45 degrees side-to-side from a line perpendicular to the target downrange, while assuring that all rounds fired will impact the berm behind the target board at which the shooter is firing.
6. Chronograph use: these must be placed a MINIMUM of 10 FEET downrange of the firing line, and set so that all bullets fired through them safely impact the range berm.
7. Use only one shooting table at a time and not more than 3 targets on any board.
8. Ammunition or practices that are NOT allowed: no rapid fire, no fully automatic firearms use, no 50 BMG ammo, no tracer rounds, no explosive targets; no magazine dumps or bump firing allowed. Do not fire shotguns at the 10 yard line target backboard, as this destroys it.
9. No use of alcohol or drugs that affect judgment or coordination immediately prior to or while at the range.
10. Members are responsible for their actions and those of their guests at all times while on the range. Please report range violations to HCIWLA Board members or representatives at the facility. Disciplinary action for violations follows a 3-step process: 1st offense results in documented written warning, 2nd results in 2-month gate card suspension, 3rd results in loss of membership. Shooters notified as being in violation may attend the next Board meeting to petition for reinstatement of privileges.
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