Where to Shoot

Illegal target shooting in the Los Padres National Forest is a widespread issue affecting wildlife, soil, and water. A ForestWatch investigation found over 100 undesignated, unmanaged sites being trashed out by target shooting throughout the national forest. There are plenty of legitimate, managed shooting ranges to use in our region — some that are even permitted and managed in the Los Padres. Check out the map below to see where you can shoot legally and responsibly in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura counties.