Hunters, update your Fort Bragg permits to the Bragg iSportsman system.

Fort Bragg is implementing advancements to its hunter signout procedures.  Improvements will provide many benefits to both hunters and the management of wildlife resources, while still ensuring maximum safety and coordination with military training.

With the new system, hunters will be able to use an automated system to signout online or from a Smartphone from anywhere, then sign back in at any one of five locations conveniently located across Fort Bragg hunting areas.  All but one of these locations are outside the access control points for the convenience of civilian hunters.   

With this system, hunters will no longer have to wait in line at specific locations, or wait at all for their preferred hunting slots.  At the end of the hunt, they can stop at any of the signin locations to confirm that they are clear of the hunting/training area.

Deer, turkey, and other game will still be checked in for biological data collection and measurement of trophy features such as weight and antler or turkey beard size (and for a bragging photo).  The check station will still provide use of walk-in coolers and first rate processing facilities.

Although there are numerous signin locations for hunters’ convenience, maintaining physical signin provides many benefits for both Fort Bragg and Fort Bragg hunters.  Foremost is reliable hunter accountability, which is essential to Soldier and public safety, and the close coordination required with military training conducted on the same lands.  Physical signin also promotes reliable harvest reporting, which is essential to wildlife resource management for maximum game populations. These locations provide essential opportunities for conservation officers to interface with hunters; and for hunters to interact, coordinate their hunts, and share information.  

The Fort Bragg Hunting Program has a long history of advanced hunting oversight, which has maintained an exceptional hunting safety record, while directing over 800,000 safe hunts in very close coordination with frequently intense military training.  

The staff at the Hunting and Fishing Center are standing by to answer questions and to help make Fort Bragg hunting experiences as safe, successful, and memorable as they can.   

For more information, visit braggisportsman.net, the Fort Bragg Wildlife Facebook, or call 432-5427 with questions.  Or just stop by the Hunting and Fishing Center, Wednesday to Sunday, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.