TWRA Firing Ranges: Regional Information and Tier Permit Fees

Region I - West Tennessee

Chambers Creek Firing Range (Tier 1)

  • Location: Campbell-Old Mill Road
  • Availability: Open for sighting in during October. Daylight hours only.

Lake Graham Firing Range (Tier 1)

  • Contact: (731) 423-5725
  • Hours: Open for sighting in before deer gun season on Oct. 28–29, Nov. 4–5, 11–12, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Natchez Trace State Park Firing Range

  • Contact: Natchez Trace State Park office, (731) 968-3742.

TWRA Hunter Education and Range Facility (Tier 3)

  • Location: 3200 Brother Blvd., Bartlett, TN
  • Contact: Sam Murrey, (901) 213-3124
  • Fee: Required
  • Hours:
    • Tuesday: 12 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.
  • Note: All guns must be cased when not in use. Check website for holiday closures.

Wolf River Firing Range (Tier 1)

  • Contact: (901) 878-0855
  • Availability: Open for rifle sight-in during the whole month of October.
  • GPS Coordinates: N 35.0026.63 W89.1759.93

Region II - Middle Tennessee

Cheatham WMA Firing Range and Archery Range (Tier 1)

  • Location: 1299 Headquarters Rd., Ashland City, TN 37015
  • Contact: Eric Tummins, (615) 792-4510
  • Fee: Required; Tier 1 Firing Range Permit or valid hunting license
  • Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Montgomery County Shooting Complex

  • Location: 4201 Southside Road, Southside, TN 37171
  • Contact: (931) 387-3456, www.shoottn.com
  • Fee: Required
  • Hours: Friday - Sunday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Closed Monday–Thursday.

Stones River Hunter Education Center (Tier 2)

  • Location: 2618 Hobson Pike, Antioch, TN
  • Contact: (615) 641-8896
  • Fee: Required; Tier 2 Firing Range Permit
  • 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.

Yanahli Firing Range (Tier 1)

  • Contact: (931) 840-4042
  • Availability: Oct. 1–Dec. 31, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 12 p.m.–5 p.m. Closed Jan.-Sept.
  • Fee: Required; Tier 1 Firing Range Permit or a valid hunting license

Region III

Catoosa WMA Genesis Checking Station (Tier 1)

  • Contact: Don Chance, (931) 456-2479
  • Availability: Open daily except during deer archery and turkey hunts. Daylight hours only.
  • Fee: Required; Tier 1 Firing Range Permit or valid hunting license

Catoosa WMA Peavine Campground (Tier 1)

  • Contact: Don Chance, (931) 456-2479
  • Availability: April 1–Jan. 31, except during deer archery and turkey hunts. Daylight hours only.
  • Fee: Required; Tier 1 Firing Range Permit or valid hunting license

Prentice Cooper WMA (Tier 1)

  • Contact: Marty Griffith, (423) 658-0298
  • Availability: Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday only. Daylight hours. Closed during WMA Big Game hunts.
  • Fee: Required; Tier 1 Firing Range Permit or valid hunting license

South Cherokee WMA (Spring Creek Range)

  • Contact: (423) 338-3300
  • Fee: U.S. Forest Service Fee required. Annual pass available.
  • Availability: Open daylight hours. Closed on Tuesday.

Region IV

John Sevier Hunter Education Center (Tier 2)

  • Location: 2327 Rifle Range Road, Knoxville
  • Contact: Chad Gann, (865) 594-6279
  • Fee: Required; Tier 2 Firing Range Permit
  • Hours:
    • Rifle/pistol/Archery ranges: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday: 1 p.m.–5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Shotgun ranges: Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

Chuck Swan WMA Firing Range (Tier 1)

  • Contact: Dustin McCubbins, (865) 278-3248
  • Availability: Open Thursday and Friday from noon to sunset and Saturday and Sunday from sunrise to sunset. Closed during big game hunts.
  • Fee: Required; Tier 1 Firing Range Permit or valid hunting license

North Cumberland WMA Firing Range (Tier 1)

  • Location: Flatwoods Road
  • Contact: Area manager, (423) 566-8557
  • Fee: Required; Tier 1 Firing Range Permit or valid hunting license

North Cherokee WMA

  • Contact: (423) 735-1500
  • Fee: U.S. Forest Service Fee required. Annual pass available.
  • Availability: Open daylight hours only.

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