I was told the Farragut shooting range is now open to the public. What are the details?

Answer:

The 100-yard range at Farragut State Park reopened to the public on Saturday, June 1.  The range is now open for public shooting the first and third Saturdays of each month through the summer on a first-come, first-served basis.  Hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  There is a $5 range use fee in addition to the Farragut State Park entrance fee.  Firearms are limited to rifles including .22 caliber, centerfire rifles less than .50 caliber, and muzzleloaders up to .54 caliber. For now, no handgun shooting is allowed.   

In the future, Fish and Game plans to complete work to open a 50-yard and a 200-yard shooting area of the range.

The range has strict safety rules with on-site supervision by IDFG, high berms and sand pit backstops, noise and bullet containment baffles, perimeter fencing, and facilities for disposal of used targets and casings.