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Hunting and Target Shooting

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Hunting is permitted on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), State of California hunting regulations must be followed.

man shooting a rifleTarget Shooting is allowed on public lands, except when prohibited by other state laws and federal regulations.  Please check with your local BLM field office for additional information.

You must provide your own targets and remove your debris when you leave your site.  It is illegal to deface or destroy trees, signs, outbuildings, or other objects on federal lands.    Please use paper targets only.  Shooting glass objects is prohibited. 

When you are finished target shooting, remove all your targets, gun shells, clay pigeons, and any and all items used for your target shooting.

The BLM allows the use of firearms on public lands and  cooperates with state authorities in the enforcement of firearms regulations. 

Persons have the permission of the BLM to possess and use firearms on BLM-administered public lands, including lawfully registered assault weapons, except when prohibited by other applicable laws and regulations.

Proper Access to public lands must be through public roads.  Crossing private lands to access public lands is not permitted, unless you first obtain permission from the private landowner.  Surface management maps may help you in locating public (Federal) lands.

Safe and prudent actions should be followed at all times, for example, never shoot over trails and roadways, and always use a berm as a backstop.  The BLM is a multi-use agency, so please be aware of the other visitors who may be using the same areas for other recreational uses such as camping, hiking, biking, and rock-hounding.

If you have questions on areas that may be appropriate for hunting or shooting, you are encouraged to contact the BLM Field Office having jurisdiction over the area:

    • Map of Field Office boundaries and locations
    • List of Field Office addresses and telephone numbers
Other sites with hunting-related information:

Hunting and Target Shooting Maps


Do you want to hunt or target shoot on public lands but don't know where they are located?  Purchase BLM Surface Management Maps that show land ownership by color and includes public and private land, roads, and more.  These maps are helpful to hunters, recreationists, and individuals seeking to do business on public lands.  The cost is $4.00 per map.   

Don't know which map you need?   Look at this Index

The following online hunting and target shooting maps are provided courtesy of BLM field offices. The maps do not display specific shooting sites.  All federal, state, and county regulations apply to public lands.  Remember, it is YOUR responsibility to know the laws and regulations.


 General Information

Online Maps

Alturas 
Arcata 
BakersfieldCarrizo Plain National Monument
Barstow 
Bishop 
Eagle Lake 
El Centro

Banner
Coyote Mountains  Wilderness
Jacumba
Superstition Mountain
West Mesa
Yuha

Hollister

Condon Peak
Curry Mountain
Griswold Hills
Joaquin Rocks
Laguna Mountain
Panoche Hills
Stockdale Mountain
Tumey Hills
Williams Hill

Mother Lode 
Needles

 

Palm Springs 
Redding

Sacramento River Bend
Swasey Recreation Area

Ridgecrest 
Surprise 
Ukiah Cow Mountain Recreation Area
 - South Cow Mountain OHV Area
 - North Cow Mountain
Cache Creek
 - West Zone
 - East Zone
 - South Zone
Cedar Roughs
Indian  Valley/Walker Ridge
Knoxville

 


Field Office Jurisdiction Map


Bureau of Land Management
California State Office
2800 Cottage Way, Suite W-1623
Sacramento, CA 95825-1886
Phone: (916) 978-4400
Fax: (916) 978-4416
For the Hearing Impaired:  TDD (916) 978-4419
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