Welcome to the Fort Gordon iSportsman Service
Attention Turkey Hunters: This weekend, Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18, turkey hunting will be open to youth (16 and under) only. Scouting will be closed in all areas until 12:00 noon each day to allow the kids an uninterrupted hunt. Anyone wishing to scout before noon can stay on the main paved roads but may not enter any training areas.
Public Access Users: The application period for the Public Access lottery will be 1 July - 15 July 2018. The drawing will take place on 16 July. As a reminder, if you are not active duty military, retired military, a member of the Army/Air National Guard or drilling Reservist, DoD civilian employee, DoD civilian retired, or a dependent family member of one of these you must enter the lottery to obtain hunting or fishing permits.
Attention Fishermen: The Fort Gordon Natural Resources Branch has stocked Wilkerson and Whittimore Ponds with rainbow trout, and the ponds will open for fishing on 3 February 2018 at 7:00am. Wilkerson Pond will only be open to families (with children) on 3 February 2018 and will open to all fishermen on 4 February 2018. Whittimore Pond is open to all fishermen. Limit = 8
All Sportsman: You are required to check out using the iSportsman system upon the completion of your activity as stated in the Fort Gordon Regulation 420-5. Once you have completed your activity, please check out immediately (or as soon as you have cellular service) and before leaving Fort Gordon. Failure to check out upon completion of an activity will result in a suspension of your permit as stated in the Regulation 420-5. DO NOT wait to check out until the mandatory check-out time!
Total Deer Harvest (all areas, as of 14 January)
Total Harvest: 238
Click here to see a list of all deer harvested this season.
Reminder: All iSportsman users, please remember to check out and report any game harvested as soon as you are finished with your activity. Failure to check out may result in a citation and/or account suspension. Also, all participants (participating guests) must check in under a sponsor, but must check out using their own account.
As of 1 August 2017, all check-in/out for Fort Gordon outdoor recreation activities will go through the iSportsman system. The Control Access Log Stations will no longer be used for check in/out. Users may check in/out on the iSportsman website using a computer/smartphone or telephonically by calling (855) 252-6110.
All users must create a profile and acquire permits in the iSportsman system BEFORE participating in outdoor recreation. The TASC will no longer sell permits. If you are a current permit holder, we can award you a transition permit in the iSportsman system AFTER you have registered and created a profile. Please visit the FAQ page and see "I still have a current Fort Gordon hunting or fishing permit. Do I have to buy a new permit in iSportsman? Can I check-in to iSportsman with my current license?" for further instructions.
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 license.
- 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.