All TWRA firing ranges closed indefinitely due to virus concerns


CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has closed all of its firing ranges after Governor Bill Lee declared a state of emergency on Thursday.

A release from TWRA says the ranges are closing across the state to “facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID-19.”

The TWRA has four ranges in the Tri-Cities region, classified as North Cherokee WMA Ranges.

Those ranges include:

  • 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

You can find more information on the TWRA’s firing ranges by clicking here.

TWRA has also closed all of its hunter education classes as a precaution.

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