Welcome to the Fort Carson & Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site - iSportsman
Your Sikes Act Permit & Recreation Management Service for Hunting, Fishing, and Wildlife Recreation
*Important Information* (Updated 04 Jan 2021)
- There has been an increasing number of COVID-19 cases on Fort Carson, PCMS and the surrounding areas.
- All persons seeking access to Fort Carson and/or PCMS who have been in COVID-19 "hotspots" may be denied access. The Fort Carson homepage contains definitions & information about "hotspots" and current "hotspots" areas.
- Your safety and the safety of others is of utmost importance. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this COVID crisis.
- At any time HPCON staffing challenges may require a reduction in open areas or hunting to be closed.
- Understanding Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Levels: Click Here
During the Fall Hunting Season (Aug 2020 - 31 March 2021) the following applies when in:
- HPCON A - C - Access is not restricted on Fort Carson or PCMS. Non-DoD civilians are allowed access to Fort Carson and PCMS for hunting
- HPCON D - Access is expected to be restricted - updates will be posted here
* DoD ID card holders, retired veterans, and VA disabled veterans have access to Fort Carson when in HPCON A-C
The Following information has been provided by: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
- "For any new COVID-19 related refund request(s), we will allow customers to receive both a monetary refund and preference point restoration (to the pre-drawing level) for any request that we receive postmarked at least 15 days before the start of the respective season. Current regulations require customers to choose between either a refund or their points back under most circumstances, and requires postmarked submission of the refund request, at a minimum, 30 days prior to the start of any big game season (14 days for turkey) to be eligible. No additional points for this year will be added at this time. The $15 processing fee will also still apply and will be deducted from the refund amount. Qualifying licenses and application fees continue to be non-refundable."
Fort Carson (GMU 591) is now included in the bull elk four point Antler-Point Restrictions. See page 35-36 in the Colorado Parks & Wildlife's 2020 Colorado Big Game brochure for more information. Click here
RECENT NEWS & INFORMATION
* Annual Hunting and Fishing permits are valid from 1 Apr 2020 to 31 Mar 2021
* Do you need firewood? It's that time of year again!
- Right now the Fort Carson Woodyard Program is by appointment only due to COVID-19
- After receiving your wood yard permit from your iSportsman account make an appointment to pick up your firewood.
- Need an account? Click here
- For appointments call the Fort Carson Installation Forester - Jeff McLemore at 863-532-2885
- Downrange wood collection is allowed at this time for Turkey Creek Recreation Area
* For those who asked about registering muzzleloader weapons:
- Yes, muzzleloaders must be registered with the Provost Marshal's office. Per Fort Carson Regulation 190-4, page 4, part d. " Air rifles, air pistols, slings, slingshots, spear guns, cross bows, long bows, compound bows, blowguns, paint ball guns, air-soft guns, or other similar projectile launching devices do not require registration." All other weapons/firearms require weapon registration.
- Go to "Access" tab and choose Firearm registration/information from the drop-down for more information and to download the form.
* Attention Anglers:
- Womack Reservoir dock is now open. The dock has been repaired and is safe to use now. All COVID-19 safety measures must be followed, which includes staying at least 6 feet away from other people (except those you live with in your home) and wear a mask when near other people.
- As of April 1, 2020, fishing at Haymes reservoir will follow Colorado Parks & Wildlife's bag limits and Fort Carson 200-6 regulation. Unlimited take of fish from Haymes is no longer allowed.
* The Bird Farm Recreation Area: OPEN for non-consumptive recreation only during the week while in white tail deer season for the month of December.
- This includes dog training with or without caps/blanks, hiking, photography, etc.
- To recreate in the Bird Farm you must get a down range pass and the Bird Farm has a maximum occupancy of five people.
- You are required to stay at least 50 feet from any active bird nests, including the artificial bird nest boxes in the Bird Farm.
- For weekend hunting opportunities in the Bird Farm Rec Area for December 2020 check the Open Areas tab Thursday/Friday of each week.
* All customers who bought an annual recreation permit between April 1-20, 2020:
- Your current permits and safety briefs say "2019-20" in the name/title, but the valid dates are still correct (valid until March 31, 2021).
- These permits and safety briefs are still valid for the year. There was a glitch that misdated the permits and safety briefing and they cannot be changed.
- Fort Carson Conservation Law Enforcement Officers are aware of the situation.
* NOTICE: When Checking-in at the Kiosk: If kiosk does not print your downrange pass, you need to check-in on iSportsman and then write your pass information on paper. For your convenience, paper is provided at the kiosk to write your information on and put on the dash of your vehicle. FC 200-6 Regulation 3-8, e. & f. states:
- e. Customers obtaining a pass online must print a copy of the pass. If unable to print a downrange pass when checking-in (e.g., using a mobile device), the customer must provide a legible hand-written paper pass.
- f. Hand-written paper passes must include the customer’s name, permit number, the date, and training area or block the customer is checked into. A hand-written downrange pass can only be used after the customer has successfully completed the check in procedure on the iSportsman website and does not have access to a printer.
* Fort Carson's 200-6 Regulation, Wildlife Management and Recreation, has been revised (dated 17 May 2018). It is HIGHLY recommened that everyone recreating on FC read this regulation in its entirety.
- To view the New FC 200-6 Regulation click HERE
* Also a Supplemental Information Document was created to hopefully assist with understanding rules and steps to recreate on FC. Also, posted on this document are newly Reduced Recreation Permit prices for some customers and information concerning printing permits/passes, youth and non-participants.
- To view the New Information Document click HERE
For PCMS closures, safety briefs, & other information specific to PCMS CLICK HERE
The PCMS gate is located at mile marker 24, about 35 miles northeast of Trinidad and 50 miles southeast of La Junta on US Highway 350. The installation is 35 miles from the nearest store or gas, so plan accordingly. For more information on hunting at PCMS please visit the PCMS page
* Free Wounded Warrior Hunting License information is found on the Hunting page or Click HERE
What does Fort Carson do with your permit fees? (click image to enlarge)
* OTHER IMPORTANT NOTICES
- Camp Falcon is NOT open for hunting
- Fort Carson is not a Trophy Buck management area. Our deer population has been drastically reduced via over harvest to research several methods to control chronic wasting disease (CWD).
- All persons getting a downrange pass should be familiar with map reading and land navigation prior to accessing downrange areas.
- DO NOT ENTER training areas that are not part of the Block on your Downrange Pass.