End of Trail 2021

As many have heard, End of Trail 2021 has been relocated to Paradise Pass in Etna Green, Indiana. It is scheduled from June 18-26, 2021.

Etna Green is just a 4-hour drive from the Quad Cities. Needless to say, many in the Midwest are very excited and will be taking the opportunity to take in End of Trail 2021. Several Illowa Irregulars are planning to attend.

Here is a link to the Registration Page.

The match is limited to 500 registrants. If you’re planning to attend get your registration in as early as possible – it may fill up fast.

Return From Hell On The Border

Just a quick reminder to let the Bear Creek volunteers know if you are planning to attend the special match they are organizing on Sunday, March 21st called “Return From Hell On The Border.”

While there is no advance registration required, the Volunteers request that you confirm your attendance for food planning purposes by either:

  1. Contacting Louise McCollough via email (by clicking on her name), or by calling 417.849.1877; or
  2. Emailing Illowa Irregulars’ Count Sandor who will forward your information to Louise. 

This match gives the cowboys attending Hell on the Boarder in Arkansas an opportunity to get another day of shooting in on Sunday as they return home. The Bear Creek range is located about 15 miles north of Branson, MO.  To put it in another perspective, Bear Creek is located about 2 ½ to 3 hours north of Fort Smith, AR and is on or near the route many cowboys will be taking home. 

FRU ’21 Video Teaser #3: You People Need A New Sheriff

Illowa Irregulars’ Fall Round-Up 2021 slowly, but inexorably, grows closer. Here is the third installment of our FRU ’21 Video Teaser series. If you’ve not seen the previous teasers start with the Illowa Irregulars Christmas message, then view Teaser #2. Collectively, these videos will give you a sense of Fall Round-Up 2021’s overall theme, some of the stages, and perhaps even an opening line or two. 

As you watch the videos, consider how what your seeing in the scene could be incorporated into the stage. But, that part will remain a secret – you’ll just have to shoot it to find out.

Mark your calendars, put back a little ammo if it’s scarce, then join us in Fall Round-Up 2021.  You’ll be glad you did. 

Click here to view video

While you’re on our website, be sure to sign up to receive email notices of future video teasers immediately upon release by completing the Follow Blog Via Email box in the lower right portion of our home page (see image below).  Feel free to share this with your friends and family, and post it on Facebook, etc., and encourage them sign up on our club’s website and/or our Illowa Irregulars Facebook page to receive information related to our club activities.

Happy Trails and we’ll see you soon.  Enjoy Video Teaser #3. 

Popcorn Kelly
Illowa Irregulars Cowboy Action Shooting
Camden Mills
Milan, Illinois

Winter in Camden Mills


With the cancellation of the Iron Cowboy Match, few will have the opportunity to make their way into Camden Mills this winter I figured that if you couldn’t make it to Camden Mills this January, let’s find a way to bring Camden Mills to you, including its fresh coat of newly fallen show.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Camden Mills, the first part of the video was taken along the road winding its way through the Milan Rifle Club and back to the Camden Mills, our Cowboy town. The second part was taken during a quiet walk through the town. Be sure to stick around for the end of the video for an interesting contrast of what was, what is, and what will be again.

Popcorn Kelly

Click on the image below to view the video.

Iron Cowboy Match is Cancelled

Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel the Iron Cowboy Match for 2021.  This includes both the original January 23rd date as well as the January 30th alternate date.

This is due to a combination of factors, including Illinois Covid-19 restrictions as well as the thick, ice-packed ground cover, which does not appear will be gone anytime soon, and even when it is will result in the ground being soggy and slick – not the most conducive for Cowboy shooting. 

Anyway, brighter days are ahead and we’re all looking forward to a new year of Cowboy Action Shooting.  If nothing else, we’ll catch up in the spring.  Stay safe, keep your ammo dry, and be sure to put some back for Fall Round-up 2021. 

On a Cowboy-related note, check out and consider Subscribing to Illowa Irregulars Facebook Page and/or Popcorn Kelly’s YouTube Channel by clicking here: Popcorn Kelly’s Cowboy Action Shooting YouTube Channel .