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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

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 sale 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 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

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 2019, the center will be closed for the following holidays:

April 19, 20, 21 - Good Friday & Easter

May 24, 25, 26 - Memorial Day

July 5, 6, 7  - Independence Day

August 30, 31, September 1 - Labor Day

November 29 - Thanksgiving

December 20, 21, 22 - Christmas

December 27, 28, 29 - New Year's (The range will be open January 3, 2020 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 Firing 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

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

John Sevier Hunters Education Center Holiday Closure Schedule 2019

·         Easter, April 21st

·         Memorial Day,  May 25th-27th

·         Independence Day,  July 4th

·         Labor Day, August 31st –September 2nd

·         Thanksgiving, November 28th

·         Christmas / New Years, December 23rd – January 6th

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


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