Lakes Stocked with Catfish
23 May: The Natural Resources Branch has stocked Upper Douglas, Lower Douglas, Sanders Spring, Crystal and Ordnance Lakes with catchable size channel catfish. Please refer to the current Ft. Knox Fishing Guidelines for applicable rules and requirements for fishing at these lakes. Ky. fishing license and Fort Knox Fishing Permit required.
Spring squirrel season is open 19 May thru 15 June
ATTENTION FISHERMEN: 1 May 2018: The section of Otter Creek near the Pump house and Camp Carlson has been stocked with rainbow trout. Ft Knox Fishing Permit and Ky fishing license and trout permit required. Please refer to the fishing guidelines for further information.
2018 Fort Knox Fishing/Hunting Permits are now available for the permit year beginning 1 March. Permits that are available at this time are Fishing, Small Game, Combination Small Game/Fishing and Spring Turkey. Deer and Fall Turkey permits for 2018 will become available no earlier than 1 August. All permit purchases are required to be done thru your account using credit or debit card. Cash and Check are no longer accepted. The Hunt Control Office will be glad to assist customers complete the transaction if assistance is needed.
Hunters 18 and older are required to provide proof of Fort Knox firearms registration to the Hunt Control Office prior to being able to purchase a permit that allows use of a firearm. A benefit of this is that the iSportsman system will notify you thru your account 21 Days prior to expiration of the registration so that you have time to renew without causing issues with access for hunting. This can be accomplished in several ways;
1. Take a photo of your valid firearm registration showing name and address as well as valid dates and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Scan firearms registration and fax to 502-624-1868, or scan and email to the above email address.
3. Bring registration to the Hunt Control Office during normal business hours and we will update your account.
Once the registration is received your account will be updated with the required validation that will allow purchase of hunting permits thru the valid date on the firearms registration. Fishermen do not need a firearms validation.
Game harvest must be reported in iSportsman when checking out of your Hunting Area. ALSO, you must use the KDFWR's Telecheck System to check-in your Fort Knox deer and turkey. Select either Hardin, Meade, or Bullitt County (not a problem if not sure, just select Hardin), then public land, then Fort Knox Military Reservation.
ATTENTION ISPORTSMAN USERS:
IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT ALL PERSONS THAT CHECK IN THRU ISPORTSMAN CHECK OUT OF THEIR AREA BY THE TIME REQUIRED. 15 DAYS SUSPENSION FOR FIRST OFFENSE AND 30 DAYS FOR SECOND WILL BE ENFORCED AND IS NOT APPEALABLE.
2018 Hunting and Fishing information is available at the "Guidelines" button on the blue bar above.
Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
**CLOSED Saturday and Sunday**
call 502-624-7011 or 7019