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Mission & History

Who We Are

Our Mission:

To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.

Izaak Walton League Member Pledge:

To strive for the purity of water, the clarity of air, and the wise stewardship of the land and its resources; to know the beauty and understanding of nature and the value of wildlife, woodlands, and open space; to the preservation of this heritage and to man's sharing in it.

I pledge myself as a member of the Izaak Walton League of America.


Izaak Walton was a fisherman who lived in England over four hundred years ago. It was his namesake that our “Izaak Walton League of America” used in 1922, when it was established to help preserve our fishing streams. The Lincoln Chapter was organized soon afterwards in 1924, and has provided a conservation voice for our wildlife and natural resources for almost a century.


Our chapter hosts conservation programs, and has some of the most active shooting sports programs available in this area. We provide the only full service shooting range within fifty miles of Lincoln. Here members will find opportunities to practice shooting skills, with pistols, rifles and shotguns, on our well-kept ranges located one-half mile south of Highway 2 on South 134th Street. At the Lincoln Ike’s, we focus on education and the experiences we provide to young and old shooters alike. We firmly believe that properly trained shooters are important to our future. We offer young hunter safety training, hunter sight-in days, and youth shooting events.