Ft. Stewart/HAAF

iSportsman FAQ

  • When did iSportsman go into effect?
    • Wednesday, 23 August 2017.
  • Why are there no permits available for me to select?
    • You are required to watch a short permit access brief and take a quiz prior to acquiring permits or checking in.  The short video and quiz can be found under the “My Safety Brief” tab after you log in.  This will take approximately 3 minutes.  
  • Why can I no longer check-in or not see available permits?
    • The Safety Brief and quiz are an ANNUAL requirement.  It is valid for 365 days after you successfully completed the last quiz.  You must re-take the quiz every year. 
  •  When are harvest cards available?
    • Harvest cards will be available about 1 month prior to the season opening through the last week of the season. (Deer Harvest Cards will be available roughly mid-August and Turkey Harvest Cards will be available roughly mid-February.)   
  • How will deer/turkey harvest cards be issued? 
    • Go to “Acquire Permits”.  Scroll to the bottom of the list.  Select whether you would like the harvest card mailed to your home or if you would like to pick it up from the Fish and Wildlife Office and “Add to Cart”.  Then complete the check-out process.
    • If you select “MAILED TO YOUR HOME” option, it will be mailed to the address provided in your account.  Please verify that this address is correct and you are able to receive mail.  You should receive your harvest card within 10 business days.  If you have not received it after 10 business days, please contact the Fish and Wildlife Branch.
    • If you select “PICK UP AT FISH & WILDLIFE”, it should be available for pick up the following business day.
    • Do not select both “MAILED TO YOUR HOME” and “PICK UP AT FISH & WILDLIFE”.  If both are selected, only 1 will be printed and it will be available for pick up at F&W. 
  • I don’t have a computer.  How can I get a permit? 
    • There are public computers available to use.  The MWR Outdoor Recreation Office, located on the entrance road to Holbrook Pond, will have a computer available for you to use.  Also, most public libraries have computers available. 
  • I don’t have an email address.  How can I purchase a permit? 
    • You must have an email address to register.  You can set up a free email account through many email providers, such as:
      • Gmail
      • Outlook Mail
      • Yahoo Mail
      • AOL Mail
  • You cannot use the same email address for multiple iSportsman accounts.
  • How will I check-in with iSportsman?
    • There will be 2 options for checking in and out of areas and ponds, on the website and by phone.  The website will be the easiest and most straight-forward option. (See next question.)
    • To check-in by phone, dial 866-377-1011
  • Will the check-in codes be the same as the current system? 
    • No. 
      • On the website, you will not need check-in codes.  Only the areas that are open will be available for selection. 
      • On the phone (866-377-1011), the check-in codes will vary depending on what areas are actually open.  Listen closely as the system tells you what to push for each area.  To narrow the selection, when prompted, select
        • 2 for the Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie areas
        • 3 for the Delta, Echo, and Foxtrot areas, and dove fields when available
        • 4 for the Garrison and Hunter areas
        • 7 for the Ponds
    • Fishermen are now required to check-in for Pond 10 and Holbrook (Pond 3) 
  • How do I add my child to my permit?
    • Each person, including children, will be required to have their own account and permit and must check-in and out.  Child permits are FREE
  • Can I check-in for multiple days/areas?
    • No.  The system only allows you to check-in for 1 day and 1 area at a time. 
      • For multiple days (fishing, frog gigging, camping), you must check-out before 11:59pm and check back in for the next day.
      • To change areas, you must check-out of one and check back in to the next area. 
  • Can I check in a day early? 
    • Yes.  You can check-in as early as 12 NOON the day before you wish to recreate. 
  • Do I still need a “dash pass”?
    • Yes. Your permit is your "dash pass" and must be clearly displayed on the dash of vehicle, with permit numbers facing up, while in training area. 
  • I want to use the river landing/ramp or go to a cemetery in an OPEN AREA, but the Area Status Map says the landing or cemetery is “Unavailable or closed”.  Is it open or closed?
    • You do not check into the individual river landings.  These are on the map only to show you where they are located.  If the area is open, the landing/ramp is open.  If the area is closed, the landing/ramp is closed. 
    • This is the same for cemeteries. 
    • These are marked on the area status map with blue and orange diamonds.
  • Where do I mail my deer or turkey harvest card? 
    • Within 30 days of the end of the deer or turkey season, please return your harvest card to:

Fort Stewart Fish and Wildlife Branch

1177 Veterans Parkway, Bldg 1145

Fort Stewart, Georgia 31314

  • What do I do if I lost my harvest card?
    • Please call 912-767-9040 or 912-767-2584 to report the lost card, and any harvest you had. 
    • If the season is not over and you wish to continue hunting, please request a new card when you report the lost card.
    • If the original card is found, please return all cards at the end of the season. 
  • How do I get drawn for an alligator tag?
    • The state of Georgia has designated Fort Stewart as its own zone, Zone 8A.  The Zone 8A alligator tags will be issued through a lottery on FtStewart.iSportsman.net. 
      • To be entered in the lottery, add the “Alligator Tag Lottery Entry” to your cart and check out. 
      • The dates to be entered into the lottery are June 1 – July 15. 
  • Some areas have a quota of 1 person for alligator hunting.  Do I have to hunt alligators by myself?
    • Only someone with an alligator tag will be able to check-in for alligator hunting.  But that person will have the opportunity to list 3 additional people on their check-in.  Each person in the group MUST have a valid Ft. Stewart hunting permit.

 

 

*Fishermen and all other recreationist are now required to check-out after fishing.*

 

For more information, go to https://ftstewart.isportsman.net.  Information, maps, updates, and more will be posted to this page.  Once you sign-in, you will be redirected to your account.