Fort Drum recreational access passes for hunting, fishing and other recreational opportunities beginning Oct. 1 are now available online.
Military personnel and their Families, Department of Defense civilian employees and members of the general public are all welcome to access Fort Drum training lands. Access passes are free again this year.
New York state licenses are still required to hunt, trap and fish on Fort Drum. State licenses are available to purchase at the Fort Drum Post Exchange as well as sporting goods stores, town clerk offices and some major discount stores.
Recreationists will be able to obtain access passes from home, library or other computer terminal with Internet access and a printer. Regulations can be downloaded from the website, but recreational use maps will have to be picked up in person at the Natural Resources Permit Office, Bldg. S-2509, on Route 26 between Great Bend and the Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield.
From Monday to Oct. 26, Natural Resources Permit Office hours will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Maps will be available outside the permit office when the office is not open.
Archery qualifications are currently taking place for hunting in the cantonment area from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays through September. The Range Branch also provides a sportsman’s range from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekend through the month. See the website for more information about archery qualifications and the sportsman’s range.
See Fort Drum’s Fish and Wild-life Management website at www.FortDrum.isportsman.net to obtain more information about access, permits or recreation opportunities on the installation or in the region.
Fort Drum Fish and Wildlife Management