U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Hunting and Target Shooting
Target 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.
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:
Other sites with hunting-related information:
Hunting/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 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.
Bureau of Land Management