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TWRA Firing Ranges

A young boy takes a shot at a Middle Tennessee firing range.

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!




Region I (West Tennessee)

Natchez Trace State Park Firing Range

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

TWRA Hunter Education and Range Facility (Memphis Area Firing Range)

Fee required. Located at 3200 Brother Blvd. Contact Sam Murrey at (901) 213-3124. Hours: Monday (Closed), Tuesday (11:00 a.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.
$8.50 (single lane), $12.50 for shared lane (max. of 2 people in shared lane). Cash or check only. 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.

Region II (Middle Tennessee)

Cheatham WMA Firing Range and Archery Range

Open 12:00 noon until dark every day. Fee required: Adult (age 16 or older - $5.50 for 2 hours), Youth (under 16 years of age - $1.50 for 2 hours). Must purchase the range entrance ticket from a TWRA license agent. No tickets available at the range. Use or possession of alcoholic beverages prohibited. Contact Randy Cromer (615) 792-4510.

Montgomery County Shooting Complex

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

Stones River Hunter Education Center

Fee required. 2618 Hobson Pike, Antioch, TN. Contact Tim Turrentine, Range Manager, at (615) 641-8896 for more information.

Yanahli WMA Firing Range

The Yanahli Firing Range will be closed until Fall of 2014.

Region III (Cumberland Plateau)

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.

Region IV (East Tennessee)

John Sevier Hunter Education Center

Fee required. 2327 Rifle Range Road, Knoxville. Call (865) 594-6279 or send an e-mail for more information.

JSHEC is closed the first full weekend of each month.

Pistol, rifle, and archery ranges are open on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00-6:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00-6:00 p.m. All pistol, rifle, and archery range users need to check in before 5:00 p.m.

Shotgun ranges are open on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday shotgun range shooters need to check in before 5:00 p.m. Shotgun ranges are open on Tuesday from 6:30-10:00 p.m. Tuesday night shotgun shooters need to check in by 7:00 p.m. The range charges $6.00 for every 25 targets used in addition to the $5.50 daily facility fee.

There are two clubs located on-site that provide additional opportunities for archery and gun related programs: Smoky Mountain Archers and the Volunteer Rifle and Pistol Club.

Daily/Annual Fees Required To Use The Facility:
Adults (16 and older) - $5.50 per 2 hrs. or $101.00/year
Youths (15 and under) - $1.50 per 2 hrs. or $26.00/year

Target distances on the rifle/pistol bench are 15 yards, 50 yards, and 100 yards.

Chuck Swan WMA Firing Range

John Mike (865) 278-3248. Closed during big game hunts.

North Cumberland WMA Firing Range

Located on Flatwoods Road. Stan Stooksbury (423) 566-8557.

North Cherokee WMA Ranges

Fee required, 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