Welcome to the Fort Gordon iSportsman Service
REMINDER TO TURKEY HUNTERS: Season dates are March 20 - May 15. The installations harvest limit differs from the states this season. There is a 2 Gobbler Limit on the installation this season.
2021 Turkey Harvest Record (As of 26 April 2021)
ALL iSportsman PERMIT HOLDERS: Pay attention to pond/lake, TA, and all Ft Gordon Management Area signage in regards to areas being Open or Closed (i.e. lakes and ponds) or any additional signs posted that may indicate temporary closures, restrictions, etc. These signs will take precedence over iSportsman Open/Closed Areas indications. Make sure you are familiar with all State of Georgia and Ft Gordon specific regulations regarding recreation and keeping up with up-to-date hunting and fishing schedules and notes. These resources are all provided on this website.
ATTENTION: All individuals wanting to use Firearms on Fort Gordon - memorandum summarizing key policies and procedures for using privately owned Firearms and Other Dangerous Weapons on Fort Gordon has been produced and can be read here: https://go.usa.gov/x7bK3.
Firearms users remember there are strict regulations regarding firearms and other dangerous weapons. They must be used, registered, carried, stored, transported, and secured in accordance with the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon Regulation 210-13.
ATTENTION: Updated Visitors Control Center Hours: Mon. - Fri. 06:00 am- 02:00 pm & Sat. 0800-1600.
New to iSportsman? Need some assistance getting started? Review our Tutorial to guide you through the process from start to finish.
Reminder: Sportsmen, please check your account and your ability to check in prior to arriving on Fort Gordon to recreate. If there is an issue with your account, NRB staff will not be available to help unless it is during our business hours of 0800-1600 Mon-Thurs and 0800-1500 Fri. Our office is closed on Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays. Please ensure that you have completed your annual safety brief video and quiz and all of your permits are valid.
Reminder: All iSportsman users are required to take the Fort Gordon Safety Brief (video and quiz) ANNUALLY. If you cannot check in or purchase permits, please check the expiration of your safety brief validation. You can check this by logging in to your account and selecting "My Account" > "Account Details" > "Validations". The safety brief video and quiz can be found under "My Safety Briefs".
Effective 14 June 2018, a few changes have been made to the Fort Gordon Regulation 420-5 affecting hunting and fishing schedules and permit fees. Fishing is no longer permitted for 24 hours a day. Sportsmen participating in daytime hunting and/or fishing may check in to hunt/fish no earlier than 2 hours before sunrise and must be checked out no later than 2 hours after sunset. Changes to the fee schedule include an increase in price for the Nighttime Hunting Permit ($10) and a new combination 100% Service-Disabled Hunting and Fishing Permit ($5). These changes and more can be found in the updated FG Regulation 420-5 (Hunting, Fishing, Bicycling, and Training Area Recreation Regulation).
The iSportsman system is equipped with a feature that will send users a checkout reminder via text or email 30 minutes prior to the required checkout time. If you wish to receive the reminder by text ensure that you have a correct mobile phone number and text messages enabled in your iSportsman account profile. For those who choose not to enter a mobile phone number or enable text messages the reminder will come in the form of an email to the address you have on file in your iSportsman account profile. As a reminder, it is your resposibility to check out using the iSportsman system upon the completion of your activity as stated in the Fort Gordon Regulation 420-5. Do not wait until you get a reminder or until the mandatory checkout time.
*Upon the first failure to check out, individuals will receive a warning, however, two failures to check out within a six (6) month period will result in a suspension of privileges. -- Chap. 9 Sec. 1-d FG Reg 420-5
Users Sponsoring Particpants or Guests: All Participants (participating guests) must check in under a sponsor, but must check out using their own account. All Guests (non-participating guests) must be checked in under a sponsor and will be checked out automatically when the sponsor checks out.
Our goal is to provide Fort Gordon and the CSRA with safe, quality hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation opportunities by managing the ecosystems and biodiversity through conservation, protection, restoration, and sustainment, all-the-while supporting the military mission. The Fort Gordon Fish & Wildlife Program is responsible for all species of game, non-game, and nuisance animals. We ensure compliance with laws and regulations such as the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Sikes Act, and administer the Hunting & Fishing Program.
Hunting and Fishing
- Open to all active and retired military personnel, active and retired civilian DoD employees and the families of these individuals.
- Our public access lottery allows a certain number of individuals from the general public to purchase a hunting or fishing permit.
- Those wishing to hunt and fish on Fort Gordon must have a valid state of Georgia Hunting or Fishing License.
- All hunters, regardless of age, must possess proof of completion of a state-approved hunter education course.
- All individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a licensed individual 18 years old or older.
Fort Gordon offers a variety of nature trails and 2 road bicycle routes through the Natural Resources Management Area.
SANDY RUN NATURE TRAIL & WILDLIFE VIEWING AREA
Located along Rowe Lane, this natural resource hot-spot includes a 1/2 mile handicapped-accessible trail and two-story viewing platform located along a 25-acre natural beaver pond, affording ample opportunity for nature viewing and environmental education. The trails location within a wetland and adjacent to an upland sand hills region provides a vivid representation of the variety of habitats on Fort Gordon. In addition, this wetland provides suitable habitat for some of the rare and protected species on the installation.