The City of Lakeland has designated certain areas of the City where is it is legal to discharge weapons.
Discharge of weapons, bows, pellet guns is illegal except as follows:
-In the protection of life
-Law Enforcement Officers in the performance of their official duties
-At a legal Firing Range
-Military functions such as parades, funerals etc.
-In areas of Lakeland described as follows:
-Zoned AG (Agricultural) in the Lakeland Zoning Ordinance AND;
-At least 20 acres in size
There is a map of areas where, under Lakeland Ordinances, weapons can be discharged at www.Lakelandtn.gov.
The Shelby County Sheriff may be called at 379-7625 if a resident feels weapons are being discharged illegally.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency regulates hunting and hunting may not be allowed in areas described above. There are restrictions on hunting within a prescribed distance of a public road, a residence etc. The discharge of weapons such as firearms, bow, pellet guns etc. are not authorized in the City limits except as noted above.
Illegal hunting can be reported toTWRA at 1-800-831-1173. Call TWRA at 1-800-372-3928 for general questions on hunting. The TWRA web page is www. Tennessee.gov/twra.