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Situated west of Highway 31 at 18936 Harris Station Road, Tanner, AL 35671 in Limestone County, Swan Creek WMA Shooting Range is easily accessible. The precise GPS coordinates for this range are: 34 deg. 40″ 51.74″ N; 86 deg. 59′ 20.97″ W.

Features: The range proudly offers four distinct shooting ranges, with distances ranging up to 100 yards. These are set side by side, each with a dividing berm, ensuring independent access for shooters. For those interested in shotguns, an exclusive area for clay targets is available, just north of the 100-yard rifle range. The entire establishment is wheelchair friendly, complete with concrete walkways for smooth access to the target lines.

Operations and Management: This renowned shooting range is a collaborative effort between the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Hours of Operation:

Summer Hours (April – September): Wednesday – Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Winter Hours (October – March): Wednesday – Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Note: The range remains closed during the open duck season, which for 2023-2024 is from November 18 to February 3.) The range is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Licensing Requirement: For Alabama residents aged 16-64, a valid hunting, heritage, fishing, or WMA license is essential. Non-residents aged 16 or above should possess a valid WMA or non-resident hunting license. Licenses can be procured online, via phone at 1-888-848-6887, or by visiting a local retail vendor.

General Range Regulations:

  1. Operational hours are posted on the Swan Creek Range website.
  2. No alcoholic beverages permitted.
  3. Firearms should be handled responsibly and safely.
  4. Only stationary paper targets, self-healing, or metal automatic reset targets are allowed.
  5. Ensure cleanliness by disposing of used targets, shells, and other trash appropriately.
  6. Commercial use by private entities is not allowed.

Guest Feedback: Many patrons have praised the range for its professional management, safety-first approach, welcoming atmosphere, and the recent addition of steel plates. They have lauded the presence of DNR staff and range personnel who ensure safety and provide assistance. The range is known for its variety of shooting lanes and for being wheelchair accessible.

However, some visitors have pointed out inconsistencies in rule enforcement by different range officers, and a few have had concerns regarding the strictness of some rules and behaviors of certain officers. It’s also been suggested that prospective visitors should verify the operational hours before visiting to avoid any inconvenience.



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  • MondayClosed
  • TuesdayClosed
  • Wednesday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Thursday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Friday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Saturday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Sunday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM