Target Shooting and Hunting

The Southern Nevada District Office offers many opportunities for target shooting and hunting on public lands. While shooting is legal on most public lands, there are no designated shooting areas. Public lands are multiple-use and other people and livestock may be present, so please follow these guidelines:

• You must be at least 1,000 feet from roads and houses
• Never shoot from or over any road or highway
• Always use a safe backdrop
• Glass targets are prohibited
• Carry in your targets and carry out all litter, brass and shell casings

While most public lands are available for shooting, there are several exceptions. Shooting is not allowed in the following areas managed by the Southern Nevada District Office:

• Apex
• Nellis Dunes
• Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
• Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area
• Sunrise Mountain

Within the Las Vegas Valley, shooting is not allowed. The boundaries are:

• North – Apex on I-15 or Lee Canyon on US 95
• South – Sloan Exit on I-15 or mile marker 14.5 on State Route 604
• East – National Park Service’s Lake Mead National Recreation Area
• West – U.S. Forest Service’s Spring Mountains National Recreation Area

Las Vegas Valley Target Shooting Closure Map

Pahrump Target Shooting Closure Map

Please note that drinking alcohol and shooting weapons can be considered an unsafe act. In addition, additional weapons restrictions and definitions apply in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

If you would like more information on hunting on public lands, please contact the Nevada Division of Wildlife at 702-486-5127 to obtain a permit.