Restrictions by County or Other Locality
Fire Season: some areas may be closed to target shooting.
California Condor Range: Since July 1, 2008, the use of projectiles containing lead when hunting big game and nongame species in an area designated as the California condor range have been prohibited by the California Fish and Game Commission.
Riverside County: shooting is restricted in any developed recreational area; within 300 yards of any building, house, dwelling place, corral, feed yard, park, public campground, state riding and hiking trail, or public road; within 1 mile of any incorporated city; between 1⁄2 hour after sunset to 1⁄2 hour before sunrise.(see RC Ord. 514.10 for closed areas, exceptions, and additional details).
BLM permanent closure order and other regulations prohibit target shooting in the following areas:
- Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains Natl. Monument – lands within the monument boundary
- Dos Palmas Preserve – lands within the developed recreational area boundary
- Big Morongo Canyon Preserve – lands within the developed recreational area boundary
San Bernardino County: it is unlawful to shoot or discharge any firearms between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise of the following day in all areas of San Bernardino County described in §22.0101 through §22.0105 (§22.0108 Prohibition of Night Shooting).
San Diego County: shooting is restricted in any developed recreational area; within 150 yards of any occupied residence or associated outbuildings; within 500 yards of any properly signed, established stock watering hole or place. (see SD County Code of Regulatory Ordinances, Title 3, Division 3, Chapter 1 for additional details)
BLM temporary and permanent closure orders prohibit target shooting in the following areas:
- McCain Valley lands north of Boulevard, covering the large recreational area
- Table Mountain lands north of Old 80, east of Jacumba, covering old shooting sites
- Airport Mesa lands south of Old 80, east of Jacumba, covering the old shooting area
- Otay Mountain lands within 300 feet of the Otay Mountain Truck Trail & structures