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TWRA Firing Ranges Regional Information

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Region I

Chambers Creek Firing Range

Located on Campbell-Old Mill Road. Open for sighting in during the month of October. Daylight hours only.

Lake Graham Firing Range

(731) 423-5725

Open for sighting in during the three weeks prior to deer gun season 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Natchez Trace State Park Firing Range

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

TWRA Hunter Education and Range Facility

3200 Brother Blvd., Bartlett, TN.

Sam Murrey – (901) 213-3124.

  • Fee required.
  • Hours:
    • Tuesday: 12:00 p.m.– 9 p.m.
    • Thursday: 11 a.m.– 9 p.m.
    • Saturday: 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
    • Sunday: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • All guns must be cased when not in use.
  • Check website for scheduled holiday closures.

Wolf River Firing Range

(901) 878-0855

  • Firing range open for rifle sight-in during the whole month of October.

Region II

Cheatham WMA Firing Range and Archery Range (Tier 1 Range)

1299 Headquarters Rd., Ashland City, TN 37015. Eric Tummins – (615) 792-4510.

  • Use or possession of alcoholic beverages prohibited. Field points only for archery. Automatic firearms prohibited. Must purchase the range permit from a TWRA license agent. No permits available at range. Fee required. Adult (16 yrs.+): A Type 220, 221 or valid hunting license required.
  • Hours:
    • Daily: Open from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Montgomery County Shooting Complex

4201 Southside Road, Southside, TN 37171. (931) 387-3456. www.shoottn.org

  • Permits must be purchased before entrance to range. Fee required.
  • Hours:
    • Friday – Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Closed Tuesday and Thursday.

Stones River Hunter Education Center (Tier 2 Range)

2618 Hobson Pike, Antioch, TN.

Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Call (615) 641-8896 for times.

  • Fee required. Shotguns prohibited. Adult. (Type 222 or 223 required).
  • Hours:
    • April–Oct.: Fri.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 1–6 p.m.
    • Nov.–March: Fri.–Sat. 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Sun. 1–4:30 p.m.
    • Check website for scheduled holiday closures.

Yanahli Firing Range (Tier 1 Range)

(931) 840-4042.

  • Days and hours as posted at the range.
  • Automatic firearms prohibited.

Fee required. Adult (16 yrs.+): A Type 220, 221.. or a valid hunting license.

Region III

Catoosa WMA Genesis Checking Station (Tier 1 Range)

Open daily except closed during deer archery hunts and turkey hunts. Daylight hours only. Tier 1 Range permit or Type 001 license or equivalent required; must be purchased from a TWRA license agent. No permits available at range. Adult (16 yrs.+): A Type 220, 221 or valid hunting license required.

Jim Lane – (931) 456-2479.

Catoosa WMA Peavine Campground (Tier 1 Range)

  • Open:
    • Apr. 1–Jan. 31, except closed during deer archery hunts and turkey hunts. Daylight hours only. Tier 1 Range permit or Type 001 license or equivalent required; must be purchased from a TWRA license agent. No permits available at range. Adult (16 yrs.+): A Type 220, 221 or valid hunting license required.

Prentice Cooper WMA (Tier 1 Range)

Clint Smith – (423) 658-0298.

  • Rifles and handguns only. No shotguns.
  • A Type 220, 221 or valid hunting license required. No permits available at range. Adult (16 yrs.+)
  • Open:
    • Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday only, daylight hours only. Closed during WMA Big Game hunts.

South Cherokee WMA (Spring Creek Range)

(423) 338-3300

  • U.S. Forest Service Fee ($3 per vehicle) required Annual pass available. Open daylight hours. Closed on Tuesday.

Region IV

John Sevier Hunter Education Center (Tier 2 Range)

2327 Rifle Range Road, Knoxville.

Joe Everett – (865) 594-6279.

  • Fee required. Adult (16 yrs.+).(Type 222 or 223 required)
  • Hours: Closed 1st full weekend of each month.
    • Rifle/pistol/Archery ranges open: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Shotgun ranges open: Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Standing pistol range open: Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
    • All Ranges close: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3 – March 8

Chuck Swan WMA Firing Range (Tier 1 Range)

Dustin McCubbins – (865) 278-3248.

Closed during big game hunts. Range open Thursday and Friday from noon to sunset and Saturday and Sunday from sunrise to sunset. No buckshot allowed on range. A Type 220, 221 or valid hunting license required.

North Cumberland WMA Firing Range (Tier 1 Range)

Flatwoods Road.

Joe Elkins – (423) 566-8557. A Type 220, 221 or valid hunting license required.

North Cherokee WMA

(423) 735-1500.

  • US Forest Service Fee ($2 per vehicle) required and/or annual pass. Open daylight hours only.

Jacobs Creek

Denton Valley Road, Sullivan Co.

Pond Mountain

Hwy. 321, Carter Co.

Scioto

Scioto Road, Unicoi Co.

Bubbling Springs

Hwy. 107, Cocke Co.(423) 638-4109