Tennessee WRA Offers Free Sight-in Day for Hunters

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On Friday, November 16, 2007, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will host a free sight-in day for big game hunters at the John Sevier Hunter Education Center at 2327 Rifle Range Road in Knoxville.

Big game hunters wanting to sight-in a pistol, rifle, shotgun or muzzleloader can do it for FREE between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. on that afternoon. Targets, sand bags and scope adjustment tools will be provided.

TWRA personnel and volunteer Hunter Education instructors will assist and provide range safety.

Participants must check in at the Range Office and possess a valid hunting license for hunting big game with a firearm in Tennessee.

The shooting facility at John Sevier is open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Handguns/rifles/shotguns and muzzleloaders can be shot on the 100 yard range. Additionally, pistol and clay target programs are available. An entrance fee of $5.50 for adults and $1.50 for youth under 16 is required on public days, but all range fees will be waived during the sight-in period.

All TWRA licenses, WMA permits, hunting guides and regulations are available at this facility. For more information, contact the range office at 865-594-6279.