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Spanning over 200 acres, 5 Dogs Range in Bakersfield offers a dedicated environment for live fire shooting. Since 1986, this range has been catering to diverse shooting interests, from beginners and families to corporate events, fundraisers, and serious competitors.

Operating Hours: Open Friday through Monday, 8 AM to 6 PM or Sundown. Note: Closed on Easter and Christmas.


  • High Powered Rifle: Benches (both shaded and unshaded), paper target stands ranging from 25 to 100 yards, and swinging steel targets from 185 to 550 yards.
  • Pistol: Shaded benches and tables, paper target stands at 15 and 25 yards, and steel targets that give auditory feedback from 8 to 135 yards.
  • 22 Rim Fire: Shaded benches and tables, with steel targets that sound from 25 to 165 yards.
  • Shotgun: 20-station Sporting Clay Trail with manual clay throwers.

Sporting Clays: Experience simulated bird hunting over the natural foothill terrain. This shooting sport is suitable for all levels, providing a diverse and ever-evolving challenge.

Membership Options:

  • Conditional Membership: $20.00
  • General Membership: $185.00 (This option allows you to skip day fees.)
  • Day Fee (for Members): $12.00

Goods for Sale:

  • Ammunition: Due to supply fluctuations, call ahead for availability. Options include pistol and rifle calibers, and birdshot shotshell.
  • Targets: A variety of paper and clay targets are available for purchase.
  • Snacks and Beverages: From breakfast sandwiches to candies and a fresh brew of coffee every morning.

Reviews: Customers consistently praise 5 Dogs Range for its knowledgeable and friendly staff, well-maintained facilities, and diverse shooting options. Many first-time visitors commend the safety and helpful guidance provided by the staff. It’s described as the best shooting venue in Kern County, offering an array of shooting sports. The atmosphere is often described as relaxed, welcoming, and ideal for both individual shooters and large groups.

Location: 5 Dogs Range is located at 20238 Woody Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93308.

Trainers: The range has a host of firearms instructors available for various courses, from basic firearm training and hunter safety to CCW qualifications. Specific trainers are also approved by the Kern County Sherriff’s Office for CCW training in Kern County.

Note: To shoot at 5 Dogs Range, one must be a member or a guest of a member. There is no provision for a single visit day pass.




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Opening Hours

  • Monday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • TuesdayClosed
  • WednesdayClosed
  • ThursdayClosed
  • Friday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Saturday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Sunday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM