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Notice:  The Iowa Territorial will be held at Steamboat Rock not at the Beaver Creek Range. See The flyer in the events section.

2021 Raffle Flyer

2021 Events Schedule

November 7, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

Roger Eichelberger presenting Norma Holcomb her NMLRA 1 of 1000 Certificate purchased by the Ibpf to honor her service to the Iowa Black Powder Federation at he annual Board meeting.

The Muzzleloading rifle shoot was held August 7,8,9 2020 at the Southeastern Iowa Sportsman's Society in Southern Iowa.  

Returning from posting targets (note the manicured range).  A shooting match is serious business until after the last shot.

The Iowa Black Powder Federation held all of it's events in 2020 except the chunk Shoot without any problems.  Our Board of Directors should be complemented on their courage and foresight in the face of this national emergency.

How to Sponsor a Match at the ML Rifle State Shoot.


     The IBPF is a statewide organization interested in the promotion of safe shooting, rendezvous, and sharing in the history that is ours to remember and pass on to others.  Most of our members are located in Iowa, however we have many members who live outside of the state.  We believe in safety, family, friends, and the great outdoors.
Feel free to check out our site and by all means drop us a line.  We all enjoy our smoke poles, and are willing to share our experiances with you.  

Better yet, come join us at one of our events!  

The IBPF  has five yearly shooting events and a hawk and knife throw.

  • Table shoot and Chunk gun shoot is held in May at the Racoon Valley Muzzleloaders range near Jefferson, Iowa.  The Table shoot is shot from a rest and is scored like the Chunk Rifle matches.  Chunk is a traditional rifle competition and is also called an over-the-log shoot.  Shooters use a rifle with fixed sights and without a false muzzle to shoot ten shots on ten different paper targets.  Scores are reported in inches from the center of the target.  The lowest score wins.
  • State Pistol shoot is held in early August the Raccoon Valley Muzzleloaders club near Jefferson, Iowa. Muzzle loading pistols are shot at paper targets and the highest score wins.  Matches are held for Flintlock, percussion single shot or revolver.  We also have matches for two hand holds. Most matches are reentry.
  • State Muzzle loading Rifle shoot is held in the middle of August.  The location changes depending on where the host club is located.  There are matches for Flint, percussion, offhand, bench, cross sticks, rifles and smoothbores.  Most matches are reentry.
  • State Black powder Cartridge Shoot is held the end of August at the Pine Ridge Rifle Club in Steamboat Rock, Iowa.  Matches are held for pistols, single shot cartridge rifles, Lever action rifles, and military rifles, powder must be black powder or substitute such as Pyrodex or Triple Seven. The positions are offhand, bench, cross stick, or in the military rifle match any military position. Most matches are reentry so bring lots of amunition.
  • Hawk and Knife throw is held in early September in conjunction with the Smoky Ridge Muzzle loaders Labor Day rendezvous at Steamboat Rock, Iowa.
  • State Shot Gun shoot is held towards the end of September.  Shooters shoot both muzzle loaders and black powder cartridge shotguns.