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Firing Ranges In Tennessee

The TWRA offers several firing 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 Firing Range

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

Bartlett Firing Range

The range is closed until January - Please call before coming.

Located at 3200 Brother Blvd. Contact Sam Murrey at (901) 213-3124. Hours: Monday (Closed), Tuesday (12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.), Wednesday (Closed),Thursday (11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.), Friday (Closed), Saturday (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), Sunday (1:00 - 6:00 p.m.).

Indoor 25-yard range open to the public. No shotguns or center-fire rifles.
No ammunition for sale.

All guns must be in a case before entering the facility. No holstered weapons, regardless of concealed weapon permit.

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 Firing Range and Archery Range

Open 12:00 noon until dark every day.  Must purchase the range permit from a TWRA license agent. No permits available at the range. Use or possession of alcoholic beverages prohibited. Contact Eric Tummins (615) 792-4510.

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 www.shoottn.org.

Stones River Hunter Education Center

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

Stones River Hunter Education Centers offers a wide variety of activities for the entire family, including three firearm ranges and two 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.

Firearms must be cased and unloaded. Also, ear and eye protection is required.  All shotguns must have a stock (no pistol grips) and the only ammunition allowed for shotguns is slugs.

  • 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

2017 Holiday Schedule

In 2017, the center will be closed for the following holidays:

April 14, 15, 16 - Good Friday & Easter

May 26, 27, 28 - Memorial Day

July 1, 2, 3 - Independence Day

September 1, 2, 3 - Labor Day

November 11 - Veterans Day

November 24 - Thanksgiving

December 22, 23, 24 - Christmas

December 29, 30, 31 - New Year's  (The range will be open January 5, 2018 on normal winter hours.)

November-March
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)

FEES

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 Firing Range

Hours
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

The Prentice Cooper WMA firing range is open again and following its normal schedule. Please read the posted range rules and procedures when you arrive at the range as many rules and procedures have changed following the recent improvement project.

Rifles and handguns only. No shotguns. Open Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, daylight hours only. 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
****CLOSED THE FIRST FULL WEEKEND OF EACH MONTH****


Open Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 1:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM.
Last ticket sold at 5 PM April thru October and 4:30 PM November thru February.

All shooting stops by 6 PM except Tuesday night skeet or trap.
Tickets for Tuesday night are sold from 6:30 - 7:00 PM only and shooting stops by 10:00 PM.

2016 Holiday Schedule (remaining)
November 24, 2016 - Thanksgiving
December 18, 2016 - January 2, 2017 Christmas and New Year.

Chuck Swan WMA Firing 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 Firing Range

All ranges are currently open and available for use.   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

Daylight hours only.

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

Fees

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

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

  Description and cost of tier 2 firing 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 firing range permits.
Type Description Cost
224 Tier 3 Range Permit- 1 Hour $10.00
225 Tier 3 Range Permit- Annual $301.00