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, their family, and guests, 8am to 8pm

(Or sunset, when earlier)


Our PHYSICAL address is: 5401 42nd Street NE, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Our MAILING address is:  PO BOX 8509, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52408-8509


July 4th, 2022 Update..

Annual Membership meeting and ELECTION of Officers (and tasty food, too!) -- July 13th.

Festivities begin at 6:00 PM ... we'll have pulled pork sandwiches available, you are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert to help add enjoyment to the meeting!!!  Show off your culinary skills.

Following the sumptuous meal, the MEETING will begin at 7:00 PM.  We'll raffle off a Lead Sled (rifle shooters will know what this is) as well as a few other items.

ELECTION of officers will be held, and as always, nominations from the floor of yourself, or others, is always welcome (and ENCOURAGED).

Watch this space and your email for a list of nominees being recommended by the Board of Directors.

We have openings for President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and three Board member slots.  Officers serve for one year, Board members for three.


OUR ENTRY GATE IS *still* BROKEN!!!  USE the swinging yellow gate until we get the gate working again.  Make sure it's closed as you exit.

CEC has a projected start date of October 17th, and has set aside four days to get everything running.  We can hope that materials arrive early, allowing CEC to start and complete the job early.


There is still time to get us your 2022 Waiver

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.

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."


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

Remember -- broadhead arrows are not permitted on the range -- they tear up the target butts!!!

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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 to meet him for a quick "draw/reholster" check.  The check is simple and takes only a few minutes.

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.

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The 750 baby trees and shrubs planted on May 7th, 2022 are doing well.  We've had very few that failed to take root, and most are on their way to becoming a permanent fixture to our grounds.

Neil reports that our beehives are looking pretty good so far.

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The indoor range is open.  Your gate card will get you inside the IPR after you go through the safety briefing and qualification shoot.

You may have noticed that Ready Room lighting is pretty bad lately and some of the lighting above the shooting benches could be better.  It seems the new lighting is experiencing the dreaded "supply chain" issue.

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.

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The range is busy lately.  A combination of a growing membership and nicer weather. 

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

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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.

TRAP number 2 suffered a serious mechanical failure recently.  Parts are on the way and it should soon be back in action.

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