The McGregor Range includes over 606,000 acres of withdrawn public lands on the west side of Otero Mesa. These lands are jointly managed by the BLM and the U.S. Army. The range is open to the public when authorized by the Army through a “Fort Bliss Training Complex (FBTC) Recreational Access Permit”. The range is open year-round, but closed to the public during training exercises. After receiving a permit, you must receive permission to enter the range on a case-by-case, day-by-day basis. The area is open for hiking/backpacking, camping, horseback riding, and hunting. The public may drive through the range without permit only on State Road 506 and on County Roads. Use of all other roads requires a permit from the Army. The public is not authorized to drive off of established roads. You can obtain both the Fort Bliss Weapons Permit and the FBTC Access permit (hunting or recreation) permits at the following Fort Bliss Pass Offices; the Bureau of Land Management does not issue Fort Bliss Weapons Permits.