By MyBaseGuide Staff Member
iSportsman Fort Drum is every outdoorsman’s best friend – or at least for those of you currently stationed at this New York Army post. Fort Drum iSportsman is the ultimate portal for all things outdoor recreation – from Fort Drum fishing to hunting to boating and more. Read on to check out just a few of the awesome features offered to you with this portal and how you can make the most of your time here.

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iSportsman Fort Drum: What Exactly Is It?

iSportsman Fort Drum is a website and a service that offers you everything you need to make every outdoor recreation adventure the best it can be. It’s a one-stop shop for Fort Drum fishing licenses, firewood permits, maps, rules and regulations, and more for on-post recreation. Given the large amount there is to access on the site, we can’t cover it all, but below, we’re gonna go over some of the best features and important information to know about Fort Drum recreation.

Fort Drum Recreation Opportunities

There’s a lot to do as far as recreation is concerned on this military post. Here are the most popular options:
  • Fort Drum deer hunting.
  • Waterfowl hunting.
  • Bow hunting.
  • Turkey hunting.
  • Squirrel hunting.
  • Rabbit hunting.
  • Duck hunting.
  • Fishing.
  • Trapping.
  • Camping.
  • Boating.
  • Wildlife viewing.
With many of the activities listed above, there are specific seasons in which you’re allowed to take part, especially concerning hunting. iSportsman Fort Drum’s homepage has a clear list of the dates for each season and links to New York State’s website regarding extra information for those dates and activity types.

Permits and Access Passes

If you want to take part in any Fort Drum recreation, you must first get a Fort Drum Recreational Access Pass. Getting one is easy. All you need to do is go to iSportsman Fort Drum’s website, click “First Time Permit” in the top menu, and follow the instructions from there. If you don’t yet have an account, you’ll be asked to create one, which will only take a few seconds. Then, you can print your permit and get ready to have fun! In order to take part in any hunting or fishing activities, you must also have a license from the state, which is par for the course across the country. You can get a Fort Drum hunting access pass or fishing license via the Department of Environmental Conservation, to which there is a link on iSportsman’s permit page.

Area Maps

There are three types of maps you can use on iSportsman Fort Drum: area status maps, interactive maps, and PDF maps. The area status map is a table listing each recreational area of the base, the activity you can take part in there, whether it’s closed or open, and how many people are currently checked into the area. It’s a great resource for a last-minute glance at the area you want to visit for the day. The PDF maps are printable maps with every bit of information you may ever need - places where the activity is allowed, places that are off-limits, disabled access points, travel areas, trails, and more, depending on the map type. For PDF maps, there are Fort Drum fishing maps, ATV trail maps, habitat maps, and hunting maps that you can take with you wherever you go. One of everyone’s favorite features of iSportsman Fort Drum is the interactive map. This map type does what the area status map does in a way that actually looks like a map of the entire base. You can zoom in, look around at different areas, and get all the information you need via the clear and concise legend. It shows bodies of water, closed areas, rivers, and all other recreational zones you’d need to know about. This one is great for planning ahead, as it can make forecasts for openings and closures up to 24 hours ahead of time. So, if you want to take part in Fort Drum hunting, are looking for the best fishing spots near Fort Drum, or anything else, these maps will come in handy.

Enjoy Your Time Outdoors With Fort Drum iSportsman

Whether you need a Fort Drum hunting area map, are looking for rules and regulations for fishing near Fort Drum, or want to take part in specialized hunting, Fort Drum iSportsman is there for you. Even if you’re not a fan of fishing or hunting, boating, RV riding, and firewood cutting are all fun alternatives that still allow you to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. iSportsman Fort Drum awaits!

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