Izaak Walton League of America
Welcome to the Izaak Walton League of Lynchburg! We are part of the Izaak Walton League of America, a non-profit national conservation organization with a mission, "To conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water, and other national resources of the United States and other lands, to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization."
Established in January 1941, one of the ways the Lynchburg, Virginia Chapter has striven to fulfill the IWLA mission is through the development and maintenance of our Walton Park recreational facility. Located in Amherst County just north of Madison Heights, Walton Park covers 325 acres and includes a campground, swimming and fishing lakes, picnic areas, playgrounds, and shotgun, rifle, pistol, and archery ranges.
Also see our Facebook pages Izaak Walton League of Lynchburg and Walton Park Archery.
Park is open 10-4pm. Ranges open 11-3pm. Kids fishing tourney begins at lower lake at 10:30am.
IWLL members and guests are encouraged to bring personal (cased) air guns and lead pellets to the open house 8/24/19 at the IWLL Air Gun Range!
Safe handling and shooting, accuracy check and sighting in will be conducted on paper as well as an offer for 'fun' shooting at silhouettes and challenging noisy steel targets...
Remember to bring hat, water bottle, and sun screen.
Also, the rifle, pistol, and trap & skeet ranges will be open and IWLL members and guests can bring their own guns and ammo to shoot. Just remember to bring them unloaded and in gun cases. Before you bring them out of your vehicle notify one of the range officers (ask if necessary) and he/she will come to your vehicle and ensure the guns are unloaded before you bring them to the range, and ensure that there is a spot open on the range. There will also be guns and ammo available to try if you just want to come without a gun and see what it's all about! Eye and ear protection is required. Your normal glasses are OK, but it you don't wear glasses bring safety glasses. There will be some eye and ear protection available, but bring your own if you have it.
If you want to shoot your concealed carry gun, bring it in a case and unloaded so it can be checked like any other.
Calling all students in grades 1 through 12!
Enter the NRA's Youth Wildlife Art Contest now. Entries must portray any North American game bird or animal that may be legally hunted or trapped. Endangered species and non-game animals are not eligible. First, second and third place winners will be selected for each category and will be awarded $750, $500, and $250. The Best in Show award winner will also receive $1,000. Contest starts September 1, 2019 and ends October 31, 2019. We will be keeping all submitted artwork and will not be returning any submissions.
This year we will be focusing on realism and photo-realistic artwork. Please refer to our website to see examples of previous Winners and Honorable Mention pieces. Suggested mediums are drawing, pencil, colored pencil, ink, markers, pastels, painting, watercolor, acrylic, or oil paints. Media that will not be accepted are photographs or digital art, including scans of originals.
We look forward to receiving your children's artwork and wish them the best of luck!
For more information, please visit artcontest.nra.org.
2019 Madison Heights Youth Baseball Association Picnic
On July 22nd, 2019, IWLL hosted a picnic and outdoor day fo the Madison Heights Youth Baseball Association, AA Division - League runners-up - (8 year olds). As you can see, they had a wonderful time! 😁
2019 Amateur Radio Field Day
On Saturday, June 22nd, 2019, IWLL again hosted the Lynchburg Amateur Radio Club (LARC) for the annual ARRL Field Day. On this day, over 40,000 amateur radio operators (hams) in North America hold an "Open House" in which they set up temporary operational locations to practice mobilizing as they would to handle communications during natural disasters or other large-scale emergencies. The public is invited to observe as the hams compete to run up contacts with other hams in remote locations. Also, the public can participate in making contacts. The hams especially like introducing kids to the hobby/discipline. 🙂
IWLL at the Lynchburg Gun Show!
Izaak Walton League of Lynchburg had a booth at the Lynchburg Gun Show at the former Macy's at River Ridge Mall on June 22nd, 2019. Several people volunteered to man (woman) the booth at various times. To avoid leaving anyone out, let's just thank them all! They talked to a lot of people, gave out information, and raised awareness of IWLL and it's role in the community.
Nice article on the Action Pistol Shooting program at Izaak Walton in the Amherst New Era~Progress newspaper. Share this with any friends you think might want to participate. You don't have to be an Izaak Walton League of Lynchburg member to participate (but we hope you'll join!). Those wanting more information please email Tony Unroe at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Click on photo below to read the article.
WSET features IWLL! It was WSET (ABC -Channel 13) during the August 7th, 2018 12:30 PM half-hour segment. Click on the video file below to see it!
SEE 2018 OPEN HOUSE PHOTOS ----> MORE---->2018 IWLL OPEN HOUSE
2018 OPEN HOUSE RANDOM DRAWING WINNERS!
R&P: Chaz Sweeney ($25 GC to Petrey’s Gun Store
T&S: Mark Sihlanick ($25 GC to Lynchburg Arms
Archery: Ken Bomar ($25 GC to Pro’s Choice)
The following won a $15 Gift Card for Walmart
Kids’ R&P: Trevor Goff
Kids’ T&S: Jax Spaulding
Kids’ Archery: Rachel Hughes
Air Gun: Ryan DeWitt
Exciting things are happening with the Izaak Walton League of Lynchburg this year, and the Park Promotions Committee is looking for more input from our park members.
If you would like to be involved with planning events and promotion of IWLL, please join us Tuesday, April 9, 6:00pm at the clubhouse for a quick meeting to be followed by the monthly Board Of Directors meeting. We would live to have your input and assistance in making 2019 a great year!