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Tumey Hills Target Shooting

Tumey Hills Day Use Area
Tumey Hills Day Use Area (BLM photo)

 The Panoche and Tumey Hills are under Fire Season Vehicle Restrictions from Mid-April to Mid-October. No motorized access is allowed during this period. 

Target shooting must take place at least 150 yards from the Tumey Hills Day Use Area

There are no designated target shooting areas in the Hollister Field Office area, however, Public Lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management are open to target shooting except when prohibited by other applicable laws and regulations. 

There are no BLM Public Lands administered by the Hollister Field Office within 150 miles of San Francisco that are publicly accessible for target shooting. We suggest visiting the National Shooting Sports Foundation website to find a range that is open to the public or visit the Santa Clara County Field Sports Park Shooting Range in San Jose that is managed by the County of Santa Clara. 

The Tumey Hills do not have designated ranges or shooting areas; however, target shooting is allowed.  For maps and more information about this area you can call (831) 582-2200. 

To ensure a safe and fun target shooting experience for yourself and other users of the Public Lands, remember to:
Use weapons and ammunition that are compliant with existing state and federal laws (Use of lead ammunition for the purpose of recreational target shooting is legal)
Employ a safe backstop (hill) within close proximity behind the target
Remove all targets, brass, shotgun hulls, clay pigeons, and any and all items used for your target shooting

The BLM enforces laws meant to protect the safety of all users and beauty of the lands: 
Do not shoot within 150 yards of residences, structures, or developed areas (i.e. day use areas)
Do not shoot onto private lands
Do not shoot across a roadway or trail
Do not shoot at hazardous materials such as propane tanks or paint cans
Do not shoot at signs, markers, or kiosks 

Call or email our Law Enforcement Rangers to report resource crimes or email our Outdoor Recreation Planner for more information about places to safely target shoot.

To keep these lands wild and safe:
Park within 15 feet of the roadside
Stay on open, signed routes while driving
Routes are not considered open unless they are signed open

Helpful Links 

Target Shooting
California BLM Hunting and Target Shooting Information

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Tread Lightly

California Bureau of Firearms
California Department of Justice Bureau of Firearms

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Tumey Hills Main Page

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Bureau of Land Management
Central Coast Field Office
940 2nd Avenue
Marina, CA 93933
Phone: (831) 582-2200
Fax: (831) 582-2266
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