Welcome to the Fort Jackson
Attention Turkey Hunters:
The Fort Jackson Wildlife Branch would like to remind all hunters to check the area availability of each individual alpha-numeric Training Area within your Turkey Hunt Unit. You are only allowed to access the open training areas within the Turkey Hunt Area that you are checked in to.
Please check out the link below if you are having trouble with checking in, checking out, making reservatons or just in need of a brief refresher on how to check in or out using the iSportsman program.
Hunters and Anglers - As of 1 February 2018, the Fort Jackson iSportsman system is where you purchase permits, check training area status, check into and out of areas and ponds, and report your catch or harvest. Permits will no longer be sold at MWR's Marion Street Station. In addition, you will no longer have to sign-in and sign-out at the Big Game Check Station (Heise's Pond). Only Big Game hunters who successfully harvest a deer or turkey will be required to check their harvest in at the Big Game Check Station.
Cyclist and Runners wishing to ride or run the Range-Area Cycling/Running Routes must register, obtain a Cycling/Running Permit, and check-in and out using iSportsman. See Cycling under Activities above for more information.
Fort Jackson iSportsman is a web-based system accessible by computer or smart-phone. Fort Jackson iSportsman is also accessible by telephone to check the availability of areas and ponds, and to check-in and check-out. Account creation and permit sales cannot be completed by telephone. To check-in and check-out by phone, call 844-222-9333. Please keep your mobile phones with you while checked in for all activities, so that you can receive any important text messages sent from iSportsman.
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Who is authorized to hunt and fish on Fort Jackson?
Fort Jackson fishing and hunting permit sales and access is restricted to the following groups of individuals: Active duty personnel, military retirees, current and retired DOD civilian employees, reservists, National Guard, dependents of the above, DOD contractor employees, technical representatives, and employees of military banking facilities working on Fort Jackson as determined by the Installation Commander. The general public may only participate as a "Guest" of an above authorized person, or participate in specific, hunting and fishing events or programs (ex. managed hunts) as organized and announced by FMWR.
Guidance and Regulations: With the implementation of iSportsman there will be numerous changes to the Fort Jackson hunting and fishing regulations and operational procedures. It is imperative that users develop a working knowledge of the Fort Jackson hunting and fishing regulation (FJ Reg 28-4 ) and guidance found on this web site.
Because of live-fire training, both past and present, it is possible to encounter unexploded ordnance (UXO) while recreating on Fort Jackson. It is your responsibility to be aware of your surroundings, stay within your assigned areas, avoid off-limits areas, and know the procedures in the event you discover UXO. Know the 3Rs of UXO safety listed below. A good rule to follow is: If you didn't drop it, don't pick it up! To report UXO, call Range Operations at 751-7171.