The application procedures for the Civilian Archery Deer Lottery are posted under the Hunting and Fishing Information and Guidelines Tabs. The first lottery application period will begin 30 July for the 6-7 November weekend.
The application procedures for the Civilian Gun Deer Lottery are also posted and the application period will begin 1 September for the 20-21 November weekend.
The Hunt Control Office has re‑opened for in‑person customer service and will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, open Thursday through Monday from 12:00 pm (noon) to 8:00 pm.
The Natural Resources Branch will be conducting a Conservation Council Meeting on 2 Aug at 1030 at the Garrison Conference Room, Bldg 1101. This meeting is a means of information exchange regarding current and upcoming hunting and fishing activities at Ft Knox. The meeting is open to all current and prior year Ft Knox hunting and/or fishing permit holders. Further information can be obtained by emailing James Watkins at email@example.com
The Natural Resources Branch has stocked Channel Catfish in Lower Douglas , Upper Douglas, Sanders Spring, Ordnance, Crystal and Dickerson Lakes on 28 June 2021
Channel Catfish were stocked in Camp Carlson Lake on Monday, 14 June 2021.
Rainbow Trout were stocked in Otter Creek on Tuesday, 6 July 2021.
Please be sure to read the Fort Knox Fishing Guidelines and abide by the creel and size limits.
2021 Fishing, Small game, and Combo small game/fishing are now available for purchase in your account. Please pay close attention to acquiring only the needed permits for the activity desired.
If you cannot see in Acquire Permits tab, the turkey and small game permits, it is likely that you either do not have a firearms validation or it has expired. Please see the below on firearms registration to get this added to your account or updated. If you cannot see the fishing permit, your ID validation has likely expired. Please see the New Users highlight below to get this validated.
ALL NEW USERS MUST EMAIL THE HUNT CONTROL EMAIL AT firstname.lastname@example.org AND REQUEST ID VALIDATION AFTER CREATING AN ACCOUNT. PERMITS ARE NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL ACCOUNT IS VALIDATED.
ALL EXISTING ACCOUNT HOLDERS CAN REVIEW, UPDATE, AND REQUEST VALIDATION BY EMAIL, IF CHANGES ARE NEEDED. ALSO, IF GUN 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:
*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.
Masks are mandatory in all facilities on the installation for unvaccinated individuals.
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 Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Thursday thru Monday 12:00 pm (noon) to 8:00 pm,
Please email us at the above email if you need assistance.
call 502-624-7011 or 7019