Updated 18 September
1,000 rainbow trout were stocked in Otter Creek at the Pumphouse on 15 September!
Please be sure to review the appropriate hunting guidelines and check out by the required time daily.
A listing of check out times can be found by clicking HERE.
Click HERE for instructions on checking in for an additional 2 hours after check out time to retrieve an animal.
The Fall Hunting Guidelines are now available under the "Guidelines" tab above
Due to Covid-19, the Hunt Control Office is closed for in-person business until further notice. If you need assistance, contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application period for the archery lottery is complete. Tier 3 General Archery Deer Permits are still available for archery deer hunting 12 Sept - 23 October, weekdays only 26 October thru 16 November and all days during the late seasons. The application period for the Quota Gun Deer lottery weekend (21-22 November) is complete. Tier 3 General Gun Deer Permits, which are valid for the second and third weekends of 28-29 Nov AND 12-13 Dec will be available for purchase after 15 October.
ALL NEW USERS MUST EMAIL THE HUNT CONTROL EMAIL AT email@example.com AND REQUEST ID VALIDATION PRIOR TO BEING ABLE TO SEE AND PURCHASE PERMITS. ALL EXISTING ACCOUNT HOLDERS CAN REVIEW, UPDATE, AND REQUEST VALIDATION BY EMAIL, IF CHANGES ARE NEEDED. ALSO, IF HUNTING PERMITS ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN YOUR ACCOUNT YOU EITHER HAVE NOT PROVIDED YOUR FT KNOX WEAPONS PERMIT TO THE HUNT CONTROL OR IT HAS EXPIRED. PLEASE SEE FIREARMS REGISTRATION BELOW FOR REQUIREMENT.
Fort Knox scouting, fishing, and hunting activities are open within the following guidelines:
Persons cannot visit Fort Knox to scout, fish, or hunt if:
*They have returned from traveling outside the continental United States (AK and HI are outside continental US) or a commercial cruise line within past two weeks
*Within the past two weeks have been in close contact with a known positive case of COVID-19
*Currently exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath
Everyone is advised to observe social distancing guidelines.
FIREARMS REGISTRATION: PROOF OF FIREARMS REGISTRATION FOR HUNTERS 18 AND OVER RESULTING IN A WEAPON PERMIT, WITH VALID TO AND FROM DATES, MUST BE PROVIDED TO THE HUNT CONTROL OFFICE AND ACCOUNT VALIDATED PRIOR TO PURCHASE OF A PERMIT UTILIZING A FIREARM. This can be accomplished by one of the following:
1. Take a photo of your Weapon Permit showing valid to and from dates and name (top section of the blue-gray page). DO NOT SEND THE PERSONAL INFORMATION SECTION. FOLD IT OVER OR COVER IT UP. Send this in an email with the persons isportsman USERNAME in the title to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Scan Weapon Permit and email to the above email address and include the persons iSportsman USERNAME in the title. DO NOT SEND THE PERSONAL INFORMATION SECTION. FOLD IT OVER OR COVER IT UP.
Once your account is updated with the required firearms validation you will then be able to purchase firearms hunting permits through the valid date on the firearms registration. iSportsman will notify you through your account 21 days prior to expiration of the registration so you will have time to renew without causing issues with access for hunting. Fishermen and archery hunters 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, turkey and bobcat. 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: DO NOT SEND FIREARMS REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS
(FK Form 2759) TO THE HUNT CONTROL OFFICE EMAIL!
Click here for Firearms Registration Information, and correct application procedures. Only valid Weapon Permits received from the Provost Marshals Office, Fort Knox, KY at the Chaffee Gate Visitor Center (with valid dates) should be sent to us for account validation. DO NOT SEND THE PERSONAL INFORMATION SECTION. FOLD IT OVER OR COVER IT UP. Include your iSportsman USERNAME in the title of the email.
Closed for in-person and telephone business until further notice. Please contact us via the email above for assistance.
Please email us at the above email if you need assistance.
call 502-624-7011 or 7019