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Old 09-23-2013, 09:49 AM
Capt.Jim Capt.Jim is offline
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Default BLM Area to shoot in Monterey County?

Is there an area you can go for plinking and shooting in an open field like a BLM land close to Monterey, Salinas or surrounding areas?
I hate shooting at indoor ranges!
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:10 PM
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Call the Regional Office.

BLM Bakersfield Field Office - America's Great Outdoors, U.S. Bureau of Land Management California

I would be almost 99.99% sure you can't shoot on any public lands (except in the course of hunting) anywhere in CA due to the extremely high fire danger we are currently experiencing.
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:24 PM
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Default BLM land in Monterey County?

I don't know of any in MC, however there are some ranges in southern San Benito County. Most are pretty busy on weekends and empty during the week.
My husband & I go to Griswold Hills every Monday. It's about an hour drive from Hollister. We pack a lunch, sometimes load up the dog, and spend the day. Even with diesel prices what they are, it is still cheaper than range fees and you're in the great outdoors. Also, there are ranges in Tuomey Hills. They have vault toilets and a covered picnic table. Currently Griswold Hills range is closed due to the shutdown. However, just about a mile further on Panoche Rd. is a BLM spot (with no amenities, bring your own TP). Good lluck & happy shooting.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:40 PM
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Default BLM land in Monterey County

Williams Hill, above San Ardo is a great place to go shooting. I go up there a couple times a month. There are free campgrounds there too. There is a bathroom in the campsite, but no water or trash disposal. Bring in anything you need, haul out all your garbage.

Great place for dirtbike and ATV riding too!
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:01 PM
Momozinho Momozinho is offline
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Default BLM land in Monterey County

It looks like our wonderful government has shutdown all the BLM websites. I'm sure it cost more money to shut them down than to just leave them alone, so if you can't find how to get there, follow this link....
Williams Hill Summit - California Mountain Peak Information

Good luck!
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