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Yanahli Shooting Range now open For TN Hunters to sight in rifles

From the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

-- The shooting range at Yanahli Wildlife Management Area in Maury County will be open three days each week to accommodate hunters wishing to sight in their rifles, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

A six-station tube range—where shooters take practice shots at paper targets no more than 100 yards away—will be open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during summer and fall months.

Designated as a tube range, the Yanahli facility has six benches. Shooters situated at these benches take aim through long steel tubes that prevent practice shots from going astray.  

The TWRA is operating the facility but is receiving volunteer help from range safety officers who will work to assure that shooters follow precautions.

Located just off of Highway 50 as motorists approach Columbia, the Yanahli WMA Range was built by TWRA personnel with funds raised at the annual Tennessee Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt.
The cost for using the range is $5.50 per adults and $1.50 for kids; under 16 Shooters are allowed two hours each on the range.

Shooting permits can be purchased from businesses that sell hunting licenses.

An adult Yanahli Shooting Range permit is designated as a type 48 and a kid’s permit is designated as a type 49. Everyone who shoots on a TWRA shooting range in Region II must have a permit, according to the agency. For more information about the Yanahli WMA range, or any of TWRA’s public ranges, visit TWRA’s website at

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