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Hunting & Fishing

ATTENTION: 

In accordance with General Order # 8 dated 22 January, 2021, the CG has approved the re-opening of hunting and fishing on post to all active duty Soldiers, their Family members, GS employees, retirees, and authorized guests under the trusted traveler program.

All participants are expected to apply social distancing rules and mitigation techniques at all times.  Boat size will dictate the group size, however, you are strongly encouraged to have only two people in the boat (fish 6' apart). Masks are required if you cannot maintain that 6' distance. There is always a possibility that COVID could re-emerge and we want to show the CG and the senior leaders that hunting and fishing are very safe activists and the Fort Benning hunters and anglers can be trusted to follow the rules at all times.

Please remember the rules that govern weapon transportation in MCOE 190-11.  You are authorized to conduct essential activities as defined in General Order # 8 before or after you hunt, however, you are not authorized to violate 190-11 to do so.

Please also remember that turkey hunting runs through 15 May and no hog hunting is allowed until turkey season is over.

Personnel authorized to hunt and fish on Fort Benning and who possess a valid state license must purchase hunting and fishing permits. Post permits for Hunting and Fishing can be validated at the Recreational Shooting Complex and Outdoor Recreation during regular business hours. Permits are valid for one year from date of purchase. For more information about hunting and fishing on Fort Benning, call the Conservation Branch at +1 (706) 544-7516.

With the implementation of the new Regulation 200-1, a new requirement has been added for fishing. Fishermen are now required to check in and out of King’s Pond and Twilight Pond while fishing. Fishermen are also required to record their harvest for all eligible species.

2021 Hunting, Fishing and Recreation Open House:

Outlining the 2021 updates to hunting and fishing regulations on the garrison (slides).


Who is authorized to hunt or fish on Fort Benning?
  • U.S. Military Active Duty and Retired personnel
  • Veterans with a service connected disability of not less than 30 percent
  • Medal of Honor recipients
  • Current or retired full-time Department of Defense civilian employees
  • Federal civilian employees working full-time or equivalent status on Fort Benning and retired federal civilian employees who were employed at Fort Benning immediately prior to retirement
  • National Guardsmen and Reservists on active status
  • Surviving spouses of military personnel who possess a valid dependent ID card

  •  Foreign military personnel assigned to Fort Benning

  • Primary dependents of sponsors

  • Guests (Review FB Regulation 200-1 for additional information regarding guests)

Open Areas

Please call Outdoor Recreation at 706-545-7978 for more information about open areas. 

Resources

More Recreation

CG Golf Scrambles

Jan 28 12 pm - 1 pm
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For the Love of Golf – Free Club Rentals

Feb 1
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Cupid’s Paint & Sip

Feb 11 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sweetheart Pistol Shoot

Feb 12 10 am - 3 pm
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BOSS Kayaking Lessons

Feb 17 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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BOSS Kayaking Lessons

Feb 17 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Glow in the Dark Archery Tag

Feb 25 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cornhole Tournament

Feb 26 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Spouse Kickball League: Coaches Meeting

Feb 28 1 pm - 2 pm

Spouse Kickball League: Coaches Meeting

Feb 28 1 pm - 2 pm
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Little Grand Canyon Hike

Mar 5 10 am - 12 pm

Commander’s Cup Kickball: Coaches Meeting

Mar 8 1 pm - 2 pm
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Family Fishing Nights

Mar 16 5 pm - 6 pm
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Family Fishing Nights

Mar 16 5 pm - 6 pm

CG Golf Scrambles

Apr 29 8 am
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CG Golf Scrambles

Apr 29 8 am