View Full Version : Place to shoot near Calico, CA (Barstow area)?
10-20-2011, 08:00 AM
Hey gang.. I'm headed to Calico Ghost Town this weekend with the family for some camping.. Any legal places to go shoot out there in the desert? I suspect I'll need to find some BLM land.
10-20-2011, 01:40 PM
There should be lots of blm land out there to hunt. I suggest buying a map. I've never hunted by there but I heard there's a wildlife area near there to hunt quail
10-20-2011, 02:29 PM
I wont be hunting.. Just plinking..
10-20-2011, 05:47 PM
There's a BLM office in Barstow where you can get a map. Once you get that you're set.
10-20-2011, 09:46 PM
Shooting of any kind is not permitted in the Stoddard Valley OHV Recreation Area (except shotgun use during hunting season) and in the El Mirage OHV Recreation Area. These areas are heavily used by off-highway vehicles. What might be a great backstop for recreational shooters may be a rider's favorite hill climb or descent route.
A zone has been established where shotgun use only (with shot no larger than half the bore diameter) is allowed. The general area just south of State Route 58 and Interstate 40, north of the San Bernardino National Forest, west of the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air/Ground Combat Center and east of the Los Angeles County line is designated as shotgun-only by San Bernardino County Ordinance.
There is absolutely no shooting at El Mirage OHV area, Rainbow Basin, Sawtooth, and Afton Canyon. The "Shotgun Only" zone does not prohibit lawful skeet shooting.
10-21-2011, 12:09 AM
Thanks for the info.. Looks I'll be leaving the hardware at home..
10-21-2011, 07:51 AM
My Boy Scout troop has been going out to calico area for years . We take all kinds of weapons and shoot all the time with no problems at all.
We get away from calico down a few dirt roads and we are fine.
I would take your "hardware" and keep your eyes open for an area to shoot
Just be safe
10-21-2011, 12:59 PM
As you leave the campground turn left on the main road it will dogleg to the right. As it turnd back to the east there is a dirt road going left to the hills. I know many people shoot back in that canyon.
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