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Shooting Ranges In Tennessee

Covid-19  Notice:

Manned and unmanned firing ranges are open. 

Ranges will be open to the public during the days and times that each range has advertised and scheduled. Social distancing and the wearing of masks for the public is requested (not required while in shooting lanes). For manned ranges, shooters will be requested to clean their shooting lane when finished with supplied cleaning items (spray sanitizer bottles, paper towels, etc). 

The TWRA offers several shooting ranges and hunter education centers throughout the state for public use. In addition, archery ranges and Hunter Education classes are also available at some of the ranges as well, in addition to other services. Be sure to check with each range and center to see what is offered!

Natchez Trace State Park Shooting Range

Contact Natchez Trace State Park office at (731) 968-3742.

Bartlett Shooting Range

Located at 3200 Brother Blvd. Contact Sam Murrey at (901) 213-3124.

Tuesday 12-9p
Thursday 11-9p
Sat 9-430p
Sunday 1-6p

$10.00 per person. Cash Only.  16 and under shoot free with a paying adult.

Juveniles must be under adult supervision at all times.

25-yard indoor range, pistols, and rimfire rifles

Firearms must be in a case to enter the facility.
No Centerfire rifles, Muzzleloaders or Shotguns.
NO Steel ammunition or shotshells.

We do not rent guns or sell ammunition.

Directions: From I-40, take the Appling Road Exit. Proceed north on Appling Road and cross over Stage Road. Approximately 800 yards on the right side you will see a service road. There is a green Hunter Education sign on the light pole. The service road is right after the green sign.

Cheatham WMA Shooting Range and Archery Range

Open 10:00 am - 2:00 pm every day of the week.  

You must purchase the range permit from a TWRA license agent. No permits are available at the range.

Use or possession of alcoholic beverages prohibited. Contact Eric Tummins (615) 792-4510.

Crossville Shooting Sports Park

772 Albert Frye Rd
Crossville, Tennessee 38571
(931) 787-1246


Montgomery County Shooting Complex

4201 Southside Road, Southside, TN 37171, Phone Number: (931) 387-3456
For information about the Montgomery County Shooting Complex, visit their website at

The Montgomery County Shooting Complex will be re-opening for business on May 1. Although the range will be open for business, the following COVID-19 mitigation measures will be in place:

a) Patrons are encouraged to make online purchases for range passes to reduce the number of people inside the pro shop.

b) Signage will be posted at the pro shop and at each range reminding patrons to observe social distancing measures and to encourage frequent hand washing.

c) We will limit the number of patrons inside the pro shop at one time to 3 people. We will have taped lines on the floor to encourage proper social distancing.

d) Range capacity will be limited (every other station = 8 ft) to ensure social distancing. Limit 21 shooters on 100 yd range, 14 shooters on paper pistol, 15 shooters on tactical. RSOs will be instructed to radio the pro shop when the range is at capacity. Arriving customers will have the option to take a number and wait in their vehicles for an open slot or return a different day.

f) Handgun carry classes will be held in the backroom and participants will be spaced out by staff to ensure social distancing measures.

Stones River Hunter Education Center

2618 Hobson Pike, Antioch, TN. Contact Tim Turrentine, Range Manager, at (615) 770-3900 for more information.

Firearms must be cased and unloaded (no open or concealed carry allowed). All shotguns must have a stock (no pistol grips) and the only ammunition allowed for shotguns is slugs. Also, ear and eye protection is required. Targets are available for purchase at the range.

Stones River Hunter Education Centers offers a wide variety of activities for the entire family, including two firearm ranges and an archery ranges. Hunter Education classes are also periodically taught at the center, and several events take place throughout the year at the center as well.

Directions: From I-40 (approximately 8.3 miles to the range) take Mt. Juliet exit (exit 226). Go South on South Mt. Juliet Road to Hobson Pike. Cross Percy Priest Lake and the range is on the left.

From I-24 (approximately 5.5 miles to the range) take the Old Hickory Blvd. exit (exit 62). Go North on Old Hickory Blvd. and cross Murfreesboro Rd. (highways 41 & 70 South) onto Hobson Pike. The range is 4 miles on the right.

  • 50-foot range (30 positions, including 2 wheelchair accessible positions)
  • 100-yard range (18 positions, including 1 wheelchair accessible position)
  • 6 target sight-in archery range

Days and Hours of Operation

Open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

Friday-Saturday (10:00 AM - 4:30 PM, last ticket sold at 3:30 PM)
Sunday (1:00 PM - 4:30 PM, last ticket sold at 3:30 PM)

April - October
Friday-Saturday (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, last ticket sold at 5:00 PM)
Sunday (1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, last ticket sold at 5:00 PM)

In 2020, the center will be closed for the following holidays:

April 10, 11, 12 - Good Friday & Easter

May 22, 23, 24 - Memorial Day

July 3, 4, 5 - Independence Day

September 4, 5, 6 - Labor Day

November 27 - Thanksgiving

December 25, 26, 27 - Christmas

January 1, 2, 3 - New Year's (The range will be open January 8, 2021 on normal winter hours).


You do not need a hunting license to shoot at the range. Everyone (including hunting license holders) must purchase a permit.

Only cash and checks are accepted at the center.

Tier 2 Range Permit
$8.00 for 2 hours. Time begins when the patron checks in with the rangemaster.
Annual fee - $151.00

Yanahli WMA Shooting Range

1st weekend in October to last weekend in December
Saturdays 10:00 AM - Sunset
Sundays 12:00 PM - Sunset

Catoosa WMA

Peavine Checking Station and Genesis Checking Station. Open Apr. 1 - Jan. 31, except during turkey hunts. Contact Jim Lane (931) 456-2479.

Prentice Cooper WMA

Please read the posted range rules and procedures when you arrive.

Rifles and handguns only. No shotguns  except using slugs, multiple projectile shotgun ammunition causes unnecessary target stand damage. 

Open Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, sunrise till sunset. Closed during big game hunts.

Contact Clint Smith at (423) 658-9201 for more information.

John Sevier Hunter Education Center

Located near the Halls community, the Center is easily accessible from I-75 via the Callahan Dr. exit or from North Broadway.

2327 Rifle Range Road, Knoxville, TN 37918 (865) 594-6279

Days & Hours of Operation

**** All Ranges Operate With Knox County Schools Weather Closure Schedule****
Open Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 1:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM.
Last ticket sold at 5:30 PM March through October and 4:30 PM November through February.

John Sevier Hunters Education Center Holiday Closure Schedule 2020

·         Easter April 12th

·         Mother’s Day May 10th

·         Memorial Day May 23th-24th

·         Father’s Day June 21st

·         Independence Day July 4th – 5th

·         Labor Day September 5th -6th

·         Thanksgiving November 28th

·         Christmas / New Years December 22rd – January 5th

Chuck Swan WMA Shooting Range

Dustin McCubbins -  (865) 278-3248.
Open Thursday and Friday from Noon until Sunset, Saturday-Sunday from Sunrise to Sunset.

Closed Monday-Wednesday and during scheduled big game hunts.

North Cumberland WMA Shooting Range

North Cumberland is a tier 1 range and a range permit or approved license is required to utilize the range.

Area Managers: Joe Elkins, TJ Sexton, Keith Thomas

Contact Number: 423-566-8557

North Cherokee WMA Ranges

“Due to the unknown nature and course of the Covid-19 virus,  the ranges are temporarily closed.” 

Ranges are managed by USDA Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest.

Daylight hours only.

  • Jacobs Creek - Denton Valley Road, Sullivan Co. (423) 735-1500
  • Pond Mountain - Hwy. 321, Carter Co. (423) 735-1500
  • Scioto - Greeneville. (423) 638-4109
  • Bubbling Springs - Hwy. 107, Cocke Co. (423) 638-4109


The range fees have been restructured as follows:

Tier 1 ranges include: Cheatham WMA, Catoosa WMA, Prentice Cooper WMA, North Cumberland WMA, Chuck Swan WMA, and Yanahli WMA. 

*Fees are not required for Tier 1 ranges, provided the shooter can show proof of a Tennessee hunting license.  This exception applies only to Tier 1 ranges.


  Description and cost of tier 1 shooting range permits.
Type Description Cost
220 Tier 1 Range Permit- 2 Hours $5.50  without hunting license -- No cost with a hunting license
221 Tier 1 Range Permit- Annual $101.00  without hunting license -- No cost with a hunting license

Tier 2 ranges include: Stones River Hunter Education Center, and John Sevier Hunter Education Center.

  Description and cost of tier 2 shooting range permits.
Type Description Cost
222 Tier 2 Range Permit- 2 Hours $8.00
223 Tier 2 Range Permit- Annual $151.00

Tier 3 ranges include: Bartlett Range (Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Hunter Education Center).

  Description and cost of tier 3 shooting range permits.
Type Description Cost
224 Tier 3 Range Permit- 1 Hour $10.00
225 Tier 3 Range Permit- Annual $301.00