Hunting and Target Sports

The Chattanooga region holds large areas of public land, available for hunters that are licensed through the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to hunt game. Small game, waterfowl, turkey, deer, wild hog and bear seasons offer a variety of times and methods to hunt wild game. A limited number of permits are offered to hunt Elk in the late fall, at North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area (WMA), near LaFollette, TN. Sandhill Cranes may also be hunted in the region north of Chattanooga with a special permit. For more information on hunter safety classes and ways to obtain a license, visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Chattanooga is also home to shooting ranges and skeet and sporting clay fields. The sport consists of a series of natural and built shooting fields that challenge the shooter to hit clay targets or “pigeons,”  thrown at various speeds and trajectories. Scoring is easy – each target equals one point, the shooter with the most points wins.

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