Patrons wishing to fish on Fort Campbell will need to follow these nine easy steps to acquire the appropriate permits and validations:
Step 1. Installation Access
Fort Campbell’s primary mission is to support military training. Access is controlled and subject to change based on security requirements. Patrons are responsible for ensuring they meet the requirements for access to the installation. Individuals that do not possess a valid DoD ID Card (i.e. Non-Affiliated Civilians) must complete a criminal background check annually. Specific directions for completing a background check will be described in step two.
Step 2. Background Check
Background checks are not required for individuals possessing a military ID or CAC Card. A background check is required annually for Non-Affiliated Civilians. Non-Affiliated Civilians wanting to fish should fill out FC Form 190-5 to complete the background check. All completed background check forms should be submitted via email to email@example.com.
Step 3. Create an iSportsman Account
Go to the Fort Campbell iSportsman homepage. Click on the “My Account” and then click on the “New User Account” link. During the registration process, you must submit your personal contact information and will be required to read the CAM Regulation 200-4, Hunting and Fishing, and Environmental Recreation Policy Memorandum. New customers will also be required to sign a waiver of liability.
Step 4. Safety Training
Patrons wishing to fish will be required to complete the watersports safety training. Safety trainings will appear in the customer’s account after login. If no safety briefings are visible, click “My Safety Briefings” in the menu bar. All safety briefs available will be listed along with the date the trainings were completed.
Step 5. Account Validation
Once your account has been created you must have your account validated. This is an annual requirement that must be completed each year prior to acquiring a permit. In order to have an account validated, send a request with the subject line “Fort Campbell validation request” to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should include the following documents.
NOTE: DO NOT send any form of state or federal issued identification. This includes, but is not limited to, state issued driver license, Military ID, and/or Common Access Cards.
Step 6. Acquire a Fishing Permit
2023 Permits are now available for purchase through iSportsman
You can purchase permits by clicking on the "My Account" tab. After logging in, click on the "Available Permits" button. Only permits that you qualify for will show up as available. Note: If you qualify for free permits (Youth, Disabled, or E1-E4) you will still be required to go to “Available Permits” to download the permit to your account. If you are unable to access permits in your account, please ensure that your account has been validated by Fort Campbell Fish and Wildlife as discussed in step 5.
Step 7. Check-In
Once you have acquired your permit(s), you are ready to check-in. When you check-in you will select fishing and then you must select the area in which you wish to fish. Fishing activities will allow you to select up to three areas.
Step 8. Go Fishing
After checking in, you are authorized to enter the area you have selected.You must have proof of your permit on your person while afield. Sportsman are welcome to print or to save these documents directly to their mobile device. You can download your permit in your iSportman portal by visiting My Account > My Permits > click Print Permit. By clicking print permit you will have the option to print or save a PDF of your information.Note: sportsman are required to print the annual vehicle permit which must be displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle in clear sight with the permit numbers facing up.
As you participate in fishing activities, please remain aware that you are on a military training installation. Please remain courteous and follow any directions from Military or civilian Army officials. If for any reason you encounter a military training operation, you must exit the training area immediately and report the incident to Range Branch. Military training is our priority and will take precedence over all fishing activities.
Step 9. Check-Out
When you are finished fishing, don’t forget to check-out of your area. Failure to check-out could prompt emergency or rescue personnel to begin a search or investigation. In addition, individuals failing to check-out will have their fishing privileges suspended per CAM Regulation 200-4.
Upon check-out, sportsman will be required to complete a creel report through their iSportsman account. This information used is by biologists to better understand and manage yearly harvest. Providing accurate creel information will allow biologists to better manage the resources for the benefit of our customers.
Click here for the iSportsman User Guide