The BVSA Shooting Range is at the end of a scenic drive towards the end of Deertrail Dr. It includes a pistol range, a rifle range, and a trap range. The pistol & rifle ranges have a covered & fenced shooting area and targets at various distances. The rifle range has 10 stalls available as well as convenient bench rest & seating.
Reservations are made at the Whiting Center at least 24 hours prior to visit. Prior to using the range, all shooters must complete a short quiz, sign the release of liability form & all other acknowledgement forms at the Whiting Center prior to their appointment at the range. Prior to being authorized to shoot, all firearms & ammunition will be inspected by Range Staff.
Hours are subject to change based on weather and range may be closed in the event of a “fire weather watch” or “red flag warning.”
Due to severe drought conditions, the BVS Gun Range will be CLOSED for fire season, beginning IMMEDIATELY. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the Tehachapi area and 95% of Kern County are rated at “D4 exceptional drought”, which is the most severe drought category. Daily temps at the Gun Range are regularly reaching 100+ degrees, with low humidity and breezy conditions. Other reasons compound the need to close the range, but the main issue is extreme fire danger. The BVS Gun Range will re-open in the fall months when we start to see precipitation again, and when the daily temps begin to drop. We apologize for the inconvenience and we hope you have a safe summer!