Alexandria Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

2729 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22556

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Welcome To The Alexandria Chapter of the Izaak Walton League


13-17 Mar, 1-5 May, 5-9 Jun, 18-22 Sep, and possibly 9-13 Oct 2023 NRA Training Counselor Development Workshop Pistol Range CLOSED ALL DAY Tuesday (possibly all day Wednesday if Tuesday is rained out), 1400-1700 Thursday, and 1200-1300 Friday

Range Rules Addendum approved to prohibit the use of Explosive/energetic projectiles and targets of any type. This includes but not limited to Tannerite targets or other explosive targets, Tracer, Incendiary ammo in any caliber (due to fire hazard) and any similar items.

Chapter elections will be held during the Member Meeting in May. Nominations close at the April Meeting. All Officer positions and 3 BOD positions are open. Please contact Rachel McBride, our election chair, to run for office or to nominate someone.

Upcoming Events:

Shooting Ranges Open this week [9:00 AM-] (except as noted in events)

3/30 Pack 142 weekly meeting [6:30 PM-8:30 PM]

3/31 Scouts BSA Troop 142G Campout

4/1 Aquia District Scouts BSA IOLS Training Course

4/1 Cub Scout Pack 2220

4/1 Scouts BSA Troop 142G Campout

4/1 CMP Rifle Match [9:00 AM-1:00 PM]

4/1 Turkey Shoot Championship [6:30 PM-11:30 PM]

4/2 Aquia District Scouts BSA IOLS Training Course

4/2 Cub Scout Pack 2220

4/2 Scouts BSA Troop 142G Campout

4/2 Guest Shoot at Rifle/Pistol Range [9:00 AM-3:30 PM]

4/2 Shotgun Range Open [10:00 AM-2:00 PM]

4/3 Girl Scout Troop 44 Meeting [6:30 PM-8:30 PM]

4/4 Scouts BSA Troop 142G [6:00 PM-8:30 PM]

4/5 VJMP - Gear Issue / Team meeting [6:30 PM-8:00 PM]

4/6 Thursday Night Trigger Time [3:00 PM-5:00 PM]

4/6 Pack 142 weekly meeting [6:30 PM-8:30 PM]

4/7 BSA Trop 840 Campout

4/8 BSA Trop 840 Campout

4/8 BSA Troop 840 Shotgun Shoot [1:00 PM-5:00 PM]

4/9 Easter

4/9 Shotgun Range Closed Easter [10:00 AM-2:00 PM]

4/11 Scouts BSA Troop 142G [6:00 PM-8:30 PM]

4/12 VJMP - Team Practice [6:30 PM-8:00 PM]

4/13 Thursday Night Trigger Time [3:00 PM-5:00 PM]

4/13 Pack 142 weekly meeting [6:30 PM-8:30 PM]

4/15 NRA Basic Pistol Course [7:30 AM-5:00 PM]

4/15 Working Party [8:00 AM-12:00 PM]

4/16 BOD, Exec Board and Committee Mtg [12:00 PM-1:30 PM]

4/16 General Membership Mtg [2:00 PM-4:40 PM]

4/22 Pistolseed Marksmanship






5/6 USPSA/Steel Challenge Match [9:00 AM-3:00 PM]

5/7 Guest Shoot at Rifle/Pistol Range [9:00 AM-3:30 PM]

5/13 NRA Basic Rifle Course [7:30 AM-5:30 PM]

5/20 Working Party [8:00 AM-12:00 PM]

5/21 BOD, Exec Board and Committee Mtg [12:00 PM-1:30 PM]

5/21 General Membership Mtg [2:00 PM-4:40 PM]

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Ed Macbride was awarded a National Shooting Sports Award at the IWLA National Convention this summer in recognition of his tireless efforts to help our Chapter provide a safe and fun shooting facilities to our chapter.

Ed MacBride received the IWLA National Award for Shooting Sports
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Our facility is located 9 miles west of I-95 on Route 610 in Stafford. The 211 acre facility includes:

  • A 5 position trap range (both trap and 5 position shooter's choice)
  • A 14 point (12 covered and 2 point uncovered) outdoor 100 yard rifle range
  • A 10 point (8 bench and 2 draw from holster) outdoor 60 yard pistol range
  • An 8 lane outdoor field archery range
  • Two large stocked ponds for fishing
  • Hunting is allowed on the property during the State hunting season
  • Picnic areas, a playground, and a playing field
  • Campground area with 20 reserved sites (some with power), 3 overnight camping sites (none have power), and tent camping by the ponds

To use the facilities you need to be a member or their immediate family (member's spouse, dependents under 18 years of age, or grandchildren under 18 years of age). Membership includes use of the facilities for members of your household when accompanied by you.

Members have use of the range facilities during the daylight hours.   Members may bring two guests to the monthly guest shoot at the rifle/pistol range (usually the first Sunday of the month). Members may bring up to four guests to the weekly guest shoot at the shotgun range (Sundays). Shotgun range guest shoots have a guest fee, rifle/pistol range guest shoots do not. Members may bring their immediate family members and they are not charged guest fees.

The regular meeting is the third Sunday of each month. The meeting starts at 2:00pm. The Board of Directors meeting is also the third Sunday of each month. The meeting starts at noon. Minutes for both meetings are recorded and available from the Chapter Secretary.

To contact us and get the most current information, send an email to the Membership Chairman For more information, contact:
James P Matthews , Send Message , (Log in to see additional contact info)
James A Mitchell , Send Message

Thank you for your interest in our club.  We will look forward to seeing you at an upcoming General Meeting. For more information on joining, go to the Membership page.

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The Alexandria Chapter of IWLA, located in Stafford, Virginia protects America's soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife through the education of its membership, and supports the conservation of these resources by educating the public on the opportunities for the enjoyment of the great outdoors. Our Chapter continuously strives to preserve, promote, and perpetuate the safe and ethical conduct of our American heritage of hunting, fishing, camping, and similar sports through dedicated training and education.

Turkey Shoot

Turkey Shoot

One of our major fundraisers is the Turkey Shoot. The Turkey Shoot goes from October and continues most Saturdays through March. Practice starts at 7:00pm and the shoot at 7:30. It's a fun, family-oriented activity and is open to the public.

What is a turkey Shoot?

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We are proud to sponsor Scouts BSA Troop 142G, Pack 142 and Girl Scout Troop 44. We help develop youths to be conservation minded and provide an opportunity for the scouts to work their service projects here on the property.




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