Public Access Information

Fort Eisenhower hunting and fishing privileges are extended to a select number of the general public through our annual public access lottery.  Following the drawing, lottery winners will be allowed to purchase the same permits available to DoD affiliated patrons for one year.  Public access users will be required to complete a driver history and criminal background check before entering the installation. It is advisable to confirm favorable results of the backgound check before purchasing a permit as no refunds will be issued. 

Base support contractor employees are no longer able to purchase a hunting or fishing permit as an authorized user and therefore, should enter the Public Access Lottery if they would like to hunt or fish on Fort Eisenhower.  Additionally, the privilege to purchase Fort Eisenhower hunting and fishing permits is no longer extended to adult family members of the lottery winner. Therefore, each member of the family over the age of 17 who wants to hunt or fish on Fort Eisenhower must enter the Public Access Lottery.

Public Access Lottery Entry

Annually: 01 July - 15 July

To enter the public access lottery, individuals must first register with iSportsman and create their profile (click "Login/Register" on the blue bar above). Please make sure you select "Public" as your customer type or you will not be able to purchase a lottery ticket. After registration is complete, individuals should click the acquire permits button on their account homepage. When the lottery entry period is open, a "Public Access Lottery Entry Ticket" should be available to purchase. Add this ticket to your cart and checkout. Please note that we have set a small fee on the entry ticket, but the lottery winners will be partially compensated with lower permit prices.

Purchasing this entry ticket will automatically enter your name into the lottery. Winners will be notified by email on the day after the lottery entry period ends. If you are a lucky winner, you can log on to your iSportsman account, complete a required safety briefing, and purchase your permit(s). If you were notified as a winner and do not see any permits available for purchase, please make sure you have completed the safety brief and entered your Georgia DNR numbers (entered during registration or via the "My Account" tab in your profile). No permits will be available to anyone who has not completed these steps. All permits purchased from the Public Access lottery will expire one year from purchase date or no later than August 1 of the following year.

To obtain access to Fort Eisenhower fill out 3 copies of your background check (Form 9243, read carefully and follow all instructions on pg. 2) and drop them off at the Visitor Control Center (VCC) at Gate 6. VCC hours are 0600 until 1700 (5pm) Mon-Fri & 0800 until1600 (4pm) Sat. and Closed Sundays. The VCC will begin receiving 9243 forms 18 July.

Wait 14-17 business days for the processing of your 9243 then return to the VCC with a valid state ID AND a copy of your driver's license. Your gate access pass will be directly linked to your driver's license (no separate access card/AIE card) and you will pick up your completed 9243. Note: A completed copy of your 9243 must be on your person when entering Fort Eisenhower with your weapon.

If you plan to drop off a 9243 form for anyone other than yourself, you must bring a copy of their driver's license when you drop off their form. You must pick up your own 9243; no one else can pick up your approved form.

 You may want to confirm favorable results of your background check before purchasing your permits as we do not issue refunds.