The American Mountain Men|
Dedicated to the preservation of the traditions and ways of our nation's greatest, most daring explorers and pioneers, the Mountain Men; to the actual conservation of our nation's remaining natural wilderness and wildlife; and to the ability of our members to survive alone, under any circumstances, using only what nature has to offer.
Coalition of Historical Trekkers
We are historical trekkers, which is to say we are experimental archaeologist, involved in one or more eras of the historical time frame from 1600 to the year 1840. This is accomplished by experimentation in wilderness situations, using firearms, clothing, and accoutrements, authentic to those used by the early frontier people here in America.
Elk River Rendezvous Company - Butternut, Wisconsin
A small group of people who enjoy the aspect of living history.
Some of our members have many years behind them with rendezvous and others this is their first year. We are always looking for new members and new ideas. You don't need to be a member to come to the meetings.
Flint Hills Muzzleloaders
The Club is located near the town of Florence, Kansas. The property lies between the Cottonwood River and Doyle Creek where it is said that Indians once camped. The club's purpose is "preserving our heritage", and to teach children how their forefathers lived; to promote good sportsmanship; respect for other hunters and their property and the care of and respect for weapons.
A Chartered Club Of The National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association. The Florida Frontiersmen are a group of men and women who have banded together to preserve the skills of our first settlers, pioneers and mountain men in their use of muzzle loading firearms and the equipment and accouterments that accompanied such use before 1840. We endeavor to promote and maintain high standards of safety, sportsmanship and good fellowship, together with the historical appreciation of the era and equipment.
Forest Hills Black Powder Brigade (Oregon)
We encourage family participation at all of our shoots and functions. Our shoots are held on the third Saturday of every month, rain or shine. We alternate between paper, novelty, and trailwalk shoots. We use Flintlock & Percussion muzzleloading rifles, trade guns, pistols, and shotguns. We also have Hawk and Knife throwing competitions. All shoots are with patched round ball and open iron sights only. Among our other activities, our club sponsors two Rendezvous at the Ranch, and a Mountain Man Trade Show in Hillsboro, OR.
Fort Hill Ramrods - Hillsboro, MO
The club encourages organized rifle and pistol shooting among citizens of the US, with a view toward a better knowledge on the part of such citizens of the safe handling and proper care of firearems, as well as improved marksmanship. It shall be our further object and purpose to futher the development of those characteristics of honesty, good fellowship, self-discipline, team play and self-reliance which are essentials of good sportmanship and the foundation of true patriotism. Monthly meetings & shoots; annual rendezvous.
Grand Valley Cap 'N Ballers
Grand Valley is a chartered club with a rich and interesting history. It was started over forty years ago on approxmitely 30 acres of land in northern Allegan County, Michigan. Each year, Grand Valley's calendar is full of activities for both shooter and non-shooter. For those that just enjoy the camaraderie, there are parties and cook-outs. For the die hard shooters, there is the monthly (first Sunday) shoot. Every month, no matter the weather conditions, there is a club shoot.
High Plains Regional Rendezvous Association
High Plains Regional Rendezvous Association consists of a five state region including Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota. Each year the Association holds a Primitive Rendezvous in one of these states.
Hudson's Bay Chapter - Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship
Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship is a part of the Royal Rangers program of the Assemblies of God. Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship, or F.C.F., is a special honor society giving recognition to older boys and men who have distinguished themselves in advancement, training and camping. The basis and theme of the Fellowship is the early American frontiersman.
The Royal Rangers program is divided into eight geographic regions. The State of Oregon, along with Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska comprise the Trappers Territory. Oregon chose the name Hudson’s Bay Chapter because of the prominent role the Hudson’s Bay Company played in shaping this region.
James River Black Powder Club
Dedicated to preserving the heritage of the American longhunter by holding monthly competitions (3rd Saturday) for black powder shooting and tomahawk & knife throwing. Serving the states of Virginia, Maryland, & North Carolina.
The Jefferson Longrifles is a Muzzle Loading Rifle Club located in Florida, made up of individuals who subscribe to the principles of the National Rendezvous and Living History Foundation and the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association. Club members hold regularly scheduled meetings once a month, along with muzzle loading rifle and primitive archery matches. Club members also conduct special education programs for civic and youth groups, hold outdoor field activities and participate in historical events throughout the year. These include re-enactments, rendezvous, hunting trips and social get-togethers.
Kansas Muzzleloading Association
KMA's purpose is to encourage cooperation and communication among recreationists, historians, living history artists, craftsmen, publishers, sportsmen, muzzleloading enthusists, and others engaged in the sport of muzzleloading, to hold competitions and exhibitions, and to promote the historical study of the period 1654 to 1890, through the authentic recreation of living historians.
Founded in 1952 for the purpose of "Preserving for tomorrow the pioneer arms craftsmanship and skill which bore freedom and liberty", the Kickapoo Muzzleloaders Club is a family oriented muzzleloading club which sponsors and hosts a wide variety of events at its range near Bloomington, IL.
Kaw Valley Muzzleloaders - Manhattan, Kansas
Kaw Valley Muzzleloaders has been providing Buckskinners & Muzzleloaders with a warm fire to call home for more than 20 years. Our main goal is to promote the sport of muzzleloading and to preserve our American heritage. We provide black powder shooters and others with an interest in the pre-1840 lifestyle a place to gather for friendly competitive shooting and good conversation.
Muzzleloaders of the Black Hills
The activities of the MLBH can be enjoyed by all members of the family, such as shooting, hawk & knife throwing, primitive camping and the Black Hills Rendezvous. Monthly shoots are held the third Sunday of each month (April - September).
Muzzle Loading Rifle Silhouette Association
This organization provides an action oriented competition, some what fast paced, with instant target feed back.
National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA)
The National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association exists to promote, support, nurture, and preserve NMLRA's and our nation's rich historical heritage in the sport of muzzleloading through recreational, educational, historical, and cultural venues such as match competition, hunting, gun making and safety, historical re-enactments, exhibits, museums, libraries, and other related programs.
National Rendezvous and Living History Foundation (NRLHF)
NRLHF is dedicated to making our National Rendezvous the best events in the U.S. We are a democratic foundation with elected delegates and Board of Directors. See our website for further information on your foundation, including links to chapter websites and event information. NRLHF is working to see more and better competition, seminars , kids events, etc. If you have suggestions ,contact your event delegate. We need your help to make this foundation work ,so get involved!
National Rifle Association (NRA)
New York State Muzzle-Loaders Association
For the past 25 years the New York State Muzzleloaders Assn. has been "dedicated to the continuing support of Black Powder Events, People, and Legislation." Overall we have 35 affiliated clubs throughout the state. If you're not in one of these affiliated clubs, don't worry, you can be an individual member, or have a membership as a family. YOU DON'T NEED TO BE A MEMBER TO ATTEND OUR SHOOTS.
We have 5 major shoots throughout the year, the first one being the "Primitive Biathlon" which is also our newest shoot.
North American Voyageur Council
Founded in 1978, the North American Voyageur Council is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting interest in the canoe men and women of the fur trade. It is made up of groups of brigades, those who are dedicated to reenacting the life of the voyageur, and individuals interested in learning more about the history of the period of the fur trade in North America.
Northwest Territory Alliance
The Northwest Territory Alliance (NWTA) is an American Revolutionary War reeanctment organization located in the American Midwest. We have over five hundred members from states as far west as Iowa, east to Ohio, north to the Canadian border and south to Tennessee. The NWTA is a non-profit educational organization that studies and recreates the culture, lifestyle, and arts of the time of the American Revolution, 1775-1783. We strive to duplicate the uniforms, weapons, battlefield tactics and camp life of the era as accurately as possible.
Ollala Long Rifles (Washington)
We are a Muzzleloader / Blackpowder Club who have banded together to preserve the skills of our first settlers, pioneers, and mountain men in their use of muzzle loading firearms and the equipment and accouterments that accompanied such use in the pre 1840's era. Our Rendezvous, Club meetings, and Monthly Shoots, are held at the Poulsbo Sportsman's Club. Located at 16990 Clear Creek Road NW, Poulsbo, Washington, U.S.A. Please see our "Directions" link to get driving directions to the club.
Prairie Longrifles - Salina, KS
Muzzleloading club based in Salina, KS. Sponsors annual Wild West Days in December, and Fall Rendezvous in October. See website for photos and event details.
We are a family club; wives and kids are welcome. We have members all over the East Texas area. We currently have forty-one members. We have five to six rendezvous a year starting in October. Most from the members make it to the Southwestern each year. This October we will have a big fifth anniversary rendezvous. In the warmer months we get together and work on our Mountainman skills. Some of our pass activates are brain tanning deer hides and making gourd canteens.
Plainsmen Black Powder Club - Fargo, ND
The Plainsmen Black Powder club was chartered in 1972 having a goal of promoting the safe use of black powder guns for fun and competition. Today, we keep this goal foremost. It is a family oriented activity with a growing membership. As a club, we sponsor our own shoot and rendezvous in May. The rendezvous is a re-creation of a pre-1840 camp set up to trade with the mountain men and voyageurs of yesteryear. We have other enthusiasts who travel to compete with us from Canada and across the states of Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and even some from across the USA.
San Diego County Muzzle Loaders
San Diego County Muzzle Loaders black powder shooting club. Website is updated on a regular basis. San Diegans are fortunate to have a muzzle loading match almost every weekend, within a reasonable driving distance. Matches are held in Dulzura, El Cajon, Descanso & Escondido on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Sunday of the month, respectively.
San Luis Obispo Muzzleloaders
Club activities include a monthly muzzle-loading rifle and pistol match, tomahawk and knife throwing matches, barbecues and free overnight campovers. In addition, a three day "Rendezvous" is held on the 2nd weekend in July and our annual "Turkey Shoot" is in November.
Southeastern Cultural Society
The Southeastern Cultural Society was founded in DeLand, Florida in August of 1999 as a successor to the Florida Indian Reenactment Society (FIRES). Its purpose was to be an information exchange for those persons interested in the native peoples of the southeast during the historic period, 1700 to 1850, with a focus on the mid 18th and early 19th centuries. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the native peoples of the southeast, during any period, however most of our discussions are based in the historic period.
Current membership includes: Reenactors, Trekkers, Experimental Archaeologist
Historians, Academic Researchers, Living Historians, Black Powder Enthusiasts, Historic Archaeologist & Anthropologist
Spirits of the North Historical and Educational Society
Comprised of men, women, and children who share an avid interest in bringing to life events of the 18th and early 19th centuries, with a focus on the people and events of the Mackinac area. The Society participates in the Fort Michilimackinac Pageant, hosts a Trade Fair and Rendezvous, and sponsors the Battle for Mackinaw in conjunction with the Mackinac State Historic Parks. Membership is by application only. To insure historical authenticity, a photograph of applicant's garb and accoutrements is requested along with the completed application.
Trade Axe & Tomahawk Collectors Association
This site is devoted to the exchange of information about, and image of early trade axes and tomahawks, and to share the joy of collecting these fascinating weapons of bygone years. As these tools and weapons were made and used by many diverse peoples during the period from 1600-1900, we welcome all enthusiasts to the subject. Lots of pictures.
Traditional Muzzleloading Association
The Traditional Muzzleloading Association is dedicated to preserving the rich and fascinating heritage of the traditional muzzleloading firearms of early America. Whether your interest is in rendezvous, re-enactments, historical clothing, camps, trapping, weapons, accoutrements or American history, all historical topics in relation to the muzzleloading firearms prior to 1900 are welcomed.
United Nebraska Muzzleloaders Association
Promoting the sport of Muzzleloading, Buckskinning, History of the Fur Trade, and the safe use of blackpowder in the Great State of Nebraska.
Wyoming State Muzzleloading Association
The Wyoming State Muzzle Loading Association is dedicated to the sport of blackpowder shooting and the promotion of muzzle loading events and activities. An annual convention is held in central Wyoming each year to set club and state shoot dates, review promotional engagements and act as a social gathering. The convention sponsors Trade booths, Craft demonstrations, a banquet and auction. The annual WSMLA State Shoot hosts 54 muzzle loading matches for men, women and youths.