Hunting, fishing, and cycling activities have resumed as of 0945 17 Sept.
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ATTENTION DOVE HUNTERS
The first portion of this year’s Dove season on Fort Jackson begins Saturday, September 1 and will remain open until October 13. The fields managed for Doves on Fort Jackson will be opened on a rotational basis (generally Saturdays or Sundays) through iSportsman by the DPW Wildlife Branch staff. Decisions on the opening of fields will be based on training area availability as well as an attempt to prevent overhunting of any one field. During the first season, shooting hours are from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. and the bag limit is 15 birds. Each hunter is limited to 50 shells per hunt. Check in for dove hunting begins at 10:30 a.m. It's first come, first served. All hunters must check out in iSportsman by 7:30 p.m. and must accurately report their harvest when doing so. We remind everyone to be safe and considerate of other hunters utilizing the fields. Do not shoot low flying doves.
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.