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Hunting & Fishing

ATTENTION: Hunting and Fishing on Fort Benning remains open to active duty Soldiers, their family members, GS employees, retirees and their family members in accordance with General Order #5.  The trusted traveler and guest programs are still closed at this time.  Hunters and anglers will sign in and out using the normal iSportman procedures.

You are expected to apply social distancing rules and mitigation techniques.  No groups larger than 15 people. For fishing, 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.

Please remember the rules that govern weapon transportation in MCOE 190-11.  You are authorized to conduct essential activities as defined in GO#5 before or after you hunt, however, you are not authorized to violate 190-11 to do so.

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 during regular business hours. The RSC is open Wednesday - Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 9am-7pm, and Sunday 10am-6 pm.  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 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.


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
Open Areas

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

Resources

Merry Hallow Thankmas Pin Decorating Contest

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CG Golf Scramble

Dec 11 12 pm
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Free Club Rental Day

Jan 18 7:30 am - 5 pm

Junior Golf Clinic

Jan 22 4 pm - 5 pm
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For the Love of Golf – Free Golf Club Rentals

Feb 1 7:30 am - 5 pm
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Family Fun Day & Archery Clinic

Feb 6 9 am - 12 pm
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Sunset Couples Boat Cruise

Feb 13 4 pm - 6:30 pm

Soulmate Soiree

Feb 14 12 pm - 6 pm
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Sweetheart Bowling Special

Feb 14 12 pm - 6 pm
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Lifeguard Classes

Feb 20 9 am - 5 pm