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Upcoming Events

March 6-8: Trappers Shoot, Glenville

April 12: Appalachian Ranger Spring Shoot

May 1-3: NMLRA Territorial Match, Kate Carpenter

May 17: WV State OTL CHampionship Shoot R. B. Muzzleloader


2014 WVMLA George Trader Scholarship Application

2014 WVMLA Offhand Flyer

2014 Memorial Shoot Results Online

2014 Territorial Shoot Results

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2014 Glenville Shoot Results Online

West Virginia Muzzle Loaders Association is a statewide organization of muzzle loading enthusiasts who have united to achieve a common goal

In 1977, at a shoot near Sutton, WV, a group of traditional shooters from around the state made a decision to promote and preserve the traditional style of muzzle loading shooting. They wanted to encourage and promote a better understanding of early American black powder firearms, the historical aspects of these firearms played in setting our country and their artistic contributions to our society.

During the first weekend of August 1977, the first WV State Offhand Championship shoot was held in Keyser, WV. At this shoot a meeting was held to formally organize a state organization of muzzle loader shooters, builders, hunter, and history enthusiasts. Officers were elected and the WVMLA was created.

Two decisions were made at this first meeting on the direction the Association should take. The first was the sponsorship and promotion of a yearly State Offhand Championship Shoot to be held at different locations throughout the state. The second was to work with whomever to create a muzzle loading deer hunting season. With much hard work and persistence both goal have been met.

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WVMLA Junior Shooter Jason Myles

The West Virginia Muzzle Loaders Association Encourages you to be a safe shooter and an honest sportsman

The WVMLA is very active in legislative matters and the Department of Natural Resources policy matters. The officers and members of the Association work to improve conditions for the sportsmen and women of West Virginia and will continue to do so in the future.

One of the main goals of the West Virginia Muzzle loaders Association now is to promote the safe use of muzzle loading firearms. Seminars and clinics are held by local clubs throughout the state to educate the shooters about these firearms.

WVMLA General Membership Meetings

Attend your membership meetings and voice your feelings and converns. Please remember that no alcoholic bevereages are allowed durring meetings.

When: March 7, 2015 (Meeting at 5:00 p.m.)
Where: Glenville, WV

When: August 1-3, 2015 (Meeting at 5:00 p.m.)
Where: Potomac Valley Muzzleloaders
Details: Dinner following

When: TBA

WVMLA Sponsored Events

When: May 5-11, 2015
Where: Blennerhassett Island, Parkersburg, WV

When: June 17 - 20, 2015
Where: Czar, WV

When: August 1-3, 2015
Where: Potomac Valley Muzzleloaders

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