|March 2015 Powder Horn News article
IOWA BLACK POWDER FEDERATION MEMBERS and all black powder/muzzleloader shooters and all readers of the Powder Horn News
I would like to take this opportunity to
introduce myself as the newest IBPF (Iowa Black Powder Federation) board
member. My name is Leon Curran of
Even before I purchased my first gun in 1975, muzzle loading guns has interested me for many years. In 1995 I built a 50 caliber flint long rifle which I still hunt and shoot with today.
I have been hunting with muzzleloaders since 1984 and took my first deer in 1988. Since then I have taken one to four deer a year, mostly does and some bucks, all with a side lock muzzleloader. Primarily I am a meat hunter and eat all I take. I also started pheasant and turkey hunting with a muzzleloader in 1999 or 2000.
As a long time member of the IBPF, I would like to promote black powder to younger generations so the legacy and knowledge will be continued.
I am a member of the Amana Sportsman’s
Club and also shoot at the public range in
My object is to promote clubs shoots including the IBPF and National Muzzle Loading rifle Association shoots. My philosophy is to shoot as much as possible and have fun while doing it. The current IBPF Shoots fits these parameters. See the IBPF shoot schedule on this page, come as either a shooter or spectator.
Looking forward to seeing you at a 2015 shoot………………
IBPF Board Member
319-828-4953 or cell 319-400-5341
- IBPF - RIFLE - PISTOL- AND -
Since you will soon be hearing about Iowa
Games, I am letting you know at this time that once again IBPF will be
IBPF CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Located to the right of this article is the 2015 shooting schedule for the IBPF. Start marking your calendar with these dates now. If you are not presently a black powder shooter just come and see what goes on. We welcome spectators. IBPF members will receive the flyers in the mail Mid-March.
2015 IBPF POSTAL MATCHES
The IBPF has once again elected to conduct an annual black powder postal competition. Your participation by simply purchasing targets is an important part of protecting the IBPF’s financial well being! Should you decide to help by purchasing targets for personal practice, to participate in the event or to simply contribute, the IBPF appreciates your support.
The “competition” aspect of this event is far broader and longer lasting than any other year. The competition period has been extended from now until December 1, 2015. Hopefully that will allow plenty of time to participate no matter what your schedule. In the past the event ended before many of you even considered getting out your favorite hunting rifle before that season arrived. The other expansion involves the sheer number of events that are offered. This year there are 8 (eight). As follow:
(1) Percussion rifle with any sights,
(2) Flintlock rifle with open sights,
(3) In-line rifle with any sights or any projectile,
(4) Smoothbore with front sight only,
(5) Sighted smoothbore with front and rear sights,
(6) Muzzle loading military musket,
(7) Any muzzle loading pistol
(8) Black powder cartridge rifle with open sight/cast bullets.
All competitions are intended to be fired from the ‘off hand’ position at 25 yards. If you are a black powder enthusiasts there is something here for you.
There is a “TWIST”! The Board of Directors for the IBPF formally stated that should this postal event prove to be “not self sustaining from a financial prospective” this will be the last IBPF postal event. Let’s not take that as a threat, rather let us all take that as a challenge!
This year the target is again all new, fun and yet
challenging. As always additional
targets are available on an unlimited re-entry basis for the low cost of $1.00
each. These are available an all IBPF
events or via USPS from: IBPF,
First, second and third place IBPF medals will be awarded in each class with special recognition given to each winning competitor on the IBPF website and listing in the Powder Horn News
The IBPF appreciates your support, please enjoy the event no matter how you choose to participate and “GOOD LUCK”.
IBPF Board of Directors
End of article
Visit IBPF website for shoots, flyers, scores and more
Peter Sheets, Webmaster
2015 STATE EVENTS SCHEDULE
SAVE Dates to Your Calendar NOW!!
Complete Flyers will be Sent Later
2015 STATE CHUNK GUN SHOOT
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Beaver Creek Plainsmen’s Range,
2015 STATE BLACK POWDER PISTOL SHOOT (
Sat, Sun - August 1 and 2, 2015 (2 days only)
STATE RIFLE SHOOT (
Fri, Sat, Sun - August 7, 8, 9, 2015
Beaver Creek Plainsmen’s Range,
2015 STATE BLACK POWDER CARTRIDGE SHOOT
Fri, Sat, Sun –August 14, 15, 16, 2015
of Pine Ridge Rifle Club) Steamboat Rock (
2015 State Hawk and Knife Throw
Sunday, September 6, 2015 -- 1:00 p.m.
To Be Held at the Range of
At Their Labor Day Weekend Rendezvous
2015 STATE SHOT GUN SHOOT
Fri , Sat, Sun - September 25, 26, 27, 2015
County Gun Club,
March 7, 2015 - 12:30 p.m.
November 7, 2015 - 12:30 p.m.