TWRA Shooting Ranges in Tennessee

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! 

Tier 1

If you do not possess a valid hunting and fishing license you will need to purchase a range permit before shooting.

Catoosa WMA

220

Tier 1 Range Permit- 2 Hours

$5.50  without a hunting license -- No cost with a hunting license

221

Tier 1 Range Permit- Annual

$101.00  without a hunting license -- No cost with a hunting license

Hours of operation

Open April 1 - January 31

Contact Number: Jim Lane (931) 456-2479

Offered Disciplines: Pistol and Rifle.


Cheatham WMA Shooting Range and Archery Range

220

Tier 1 Range Permit- 2 Hours

$5.50  without a hunting license -- No cost with a hunting license

221

Tier 1 Range Permit- Annual

$101.00  without a hunting license -- No cost with a hunting license

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

Hours of operation

Daily: Open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m

NOTE: The gun range at Cheatham Wildlife Management Area will be closed on Thursday, June 9, 2022, for Law Enforcement training. Normal hours will resume on June 10.

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.


Chuck Swan WMA Shooting Range

220

Tier 1 Range Permit- 2 Hours

$5.50  without a hunting license -- No cost with a hunting license

221

Tier 1 Range Permit- Annual

$101.00  without a hunting license -- No cost with a hunting license

Hours of Operation Closed Monday - Wednesday
Open Thursday and Friday from Noon until Sunset
Saturday - Sunday from Sunrise to Sunset

Closed during big game hunts.

Contact Number: Dustin McCubbins - (865) 278-3248

Offered Disciplines: Pistol, Rifle


North Cumberland WMA Shooting Range

220

Tier 1 Range Permit- 2 Hours

$5.50  without a hunting license -- No cost with a hunting license

221

Tier 1 Range Permit- Annual

$101.00  without a hunting license -- No cost with a hunting license

Hours of operation:

Contact Number: Joe Elkins, TJ Sexton, Keith Thomas 423-566-8557

Offered Disciplines: Pistol, Rifle


Prentice Cooper WMA

220

Tier 1 Range Permit- 2 Hours

$5.50  without a hunting license -- No cost with a hunting license

221

Tier 1 Range Permit- Annual

$101.00  without a hunting license -- No cost with a hunting license

Hours of Operation Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: sunrise till sunset
Closed during big game hunts

Contact Number: Marty Griffith at (423) 658-9201

Offered Disciplines: Archery, Pistol, and Rifle.


Yanahli WMA Shooting Range - Tier 1

220

Tier 1 Range Permit- 2 Hours

$5.50  without a hunting license -- No cost with a hunting license

221

Tier 1 Range Permit- Annual

$101.00  without a hunting license -- No cost with a hunting license

Hours of operation Oct. 1-Dec. 31. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 12 pm-5 pm

Closed Jan.-Sept.

Automatic firearms are prohibited.

Contact Number: Tommy Edwards

Offered Disciplines: Rifle

Tier 2

Tier 2 Ranges require a permit to shoot. You do not have to have a hunting or fishing license.

Bartlett, TWRA Hunter Education and Range Facility

222

Tier 2 Range Permit- 2 Hours

$8.00

223

Tier 2 Range Permit- Annual

$151.00

3200 Brother Blvd., Bartlett, TN.

Sam Murrey – (901) 213-3124.

• Fee required.

• Hours of operations

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 back for scheduled holiday closures.


Stones River Hunter Education Center

222

Tier 2 Range Permit- 2 Hours

$8.00

223

Tier 2 Range Permit- Annual

$151.00

2618 Hobson Pike, Antioch, TN.
Contact Number: Tim Turrentine (615) 770-3900

Hours

November-March
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (Rain or Shine)
Friday-Saturday (10:00 AM - 4:30 PM, last range permit sold at 3:30 PM)
Sunday (1:00 PM - 4:30 PM, last range permit sold at 3:30 PM)

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

The center will be closed for the following holidays:
April 15, 16, 17 Good Friday and Easter Sunday
May 27, 28, 29 Memorial Day
July 1, 2, 3 Independence Day
September 2, 3, 4 Labor Day
November 25 Thanksgiving
December 24, 25, 26 Christmas
December 30, 31
January 1, 2023  New Year

The range will open January 6, 2023 on Normal winter hours.

Stones River Hunter Education Centers offers a wide variety of activities for the entire family, including two firearm ranges (1 pistol range and 1 rifle range) and an archery range.   

Hunter Education classes are also periodically taught at the center, and several events take place throughout the year at the center as well.

Rules

·  Firearms must be unloaded & in a case or bag. No open or concealed carry is allowed on range property. 

·  All shotguns must have a stock (no pistol grips) and the only ammunition allowed for shotguns are slugs (no birdshot or buckshot).

·  Eye and ear protection are required for everyone entering the range.

·  Targets are available for purchase at the range for $5 a pack.

·  Pistol range: 15-yard range (30 positions, including 2 wheelchair accessible positions)

·  Rifle range: 100-yard range (18 positions, including 1 wheelchair accessible position)

·  Rifle range: 200-yard range (2 positions)

·  6 target sight-in archery range

Only cash and checks are accepted at the range. If you would like to purchase a permit with a credit/debit card online prior to attending the range, purchase a Type 222 Tier 2 Range Permit for each shooter 16 years of age and older at https://gooutdoorstennessee.com/. Youth under the age of 16 shoot for free.


John Sevier Hunter Education Center

222

Tier 2 Range Permit- 2 Hours

$8.00

223

Tier 2 Range Permit- Annual

$151.00

 

Location: 2327 Rifle Range Road, Knoxville, TN 37918

March through October

Open Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 1:00 PM -- last ticket sold at 5:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM -- last ticket sold at 5:30 PM

November through February.  

Open Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 1:00 PM -- last ticket sold at 4:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM -- last ticket sold at 4:30 PM

CLOSED THE FIRST FULL WEEKEND OF EACH MONTH 

All Ranges Operate With Knox County Schools Weather Closure Schedule

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 Year December 22rd – January 5th

Contact Number: (865) 594-6279

Offered Disciplines:  Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun

Crossville Shooting Sports Park

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

https://www.facebook.com/crossvilleshootingsportspark/

 

Montgomery County Shooting Complex

4201 Southside Road, Southside, TN 37171, Phone Number: (931) 387-3456

Rules

  • Patrons are encouraged to make online purchases for range passes to reduce the number of people inside the pro shop.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Handgun carry classes will be held in the backroom and participants will be spaced out by staff to ensure social distancing measures.

Natchez Trace State Park Shooting Range

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

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

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

Hours

Daylight hours only