Scouting, Small Game hunting and Fishing will be open Thanksgiving Day morning. ALL persons must be out of the areas and checked out by 1215.
Hunters that already have a valid weapons permit, and only need a GATE PASS, should consider getting a 5-day Fast Pass. You will not even have to go to the Visitor Center, It results in using your drivers license as a 5 day gate pass. Process is as follows:
- Visit https://visit.gvt.us/?b=usa&i=knox&t=v (Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari browser recommended).
- Complete all pre-registration requirements on the secure site, being sure to select "5-Day Fast Pass." This process takes less than two minutes.
- Applicants should receive an SMS (text message) within minutes (and no later than 24 hours later) with notification on whether the request for a 5-day Fast Pass is approved.
- If no SMS is received, call the Visitor Center at 502-624-7011/7019 to check status.
All deer harvested on 28-29 November MUST be checked in at the Hunt Control Office.
The Hunt Control Office will be taking phone calls and emails from 11:30 am - 7:30 pm on Fridays, Saturday, and Sunday 27-29 Nov and 11-13 December. The remainder of the time will be emails only.
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.
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 email@example.com.
ALL NEW USERS MUST EMAIL THE HUNT CONTROL EMAIL AT firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Tier 3 General Gun Deer Permits, which are valid for the second and third weekends of 28-29 Nov AND 12-13 Dec Are available for purchase.
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 email@example.com
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.
Click HERE to access the official Fort Knox Fish and Wildlife Facebook Page!
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