Welcome to the Fort Gordon iSportsman Service
iSportsman Users: Many of you may have received emails on 17 July 2018 regarding expired or expiring validations. If you have recently completed your safety brief and quiz, then you can disregard the message. If you received an email about an expiring Hunting License Validation or Fishing License Validation, you can disregard, as well. These license validations do not need to be renewed and will not prevent you from recreating. We are working with iSportsman to fix this issue.
Public Access Sportsmen: The Public Access Lottery entry period has ended and names have been drawn. All winners were contacted via email. If you were selected, you can access your account, complete the safety brief and quiz, and purchase any hunting and/or fishing permit. To acquire an extended access pass, sportsman must submit a 9243 form (background check) to the Law Enforcement Center on Ft Gordon. After your background check has been approved, take your approved 9243 form to the Visitor's Control Center at Gate 1 to receive your access pass. For more information, see the red highlighted section on the Public Access page.
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".
Attention Sportsmen: 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).
All Sportsmen: The iSportsman system is now 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.
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 natural resource educational opportunities. Our Fish & Wildlife staff are available for small to large groups consisting of soldiers, students, and the general public. We use educational tools such as animal skulls, plants, display boards, and LIVE ANIMALS!! If you would like to host a nature trail at your location, please contact us well in advance as to allow preparation for the event.
All personnel who wish to participate in hunting, fishing, or other outdoor recreation on Fort Gordon must first view the Installation safety video and acknowledge a hold harmless agreement. You can use the following link to view the safety video. Please note that this file exceeds one megabyte and may take a very long time to download depending on your connection speed.
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.