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    Online registration open for outdoor recreation at Fort Indiantown Gap

    Fort Indiantown Gap launches online safety briefings and payments for outdoor recreation; New kiosk for check in and check out

    Courtesy Photo | A new check-in/check-out kiosk that will be operational Sept 19. The kiosk will allow...... read more read more



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    Fort Indiantown Gap

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – Those wishing to visit Fort Indiantown Gap for hunting, fishing, trapping and other activities in restricted areas may now complete their mandatory safety briefing and pay their annual $50 access fee via any internet capable device by visiting https://ftig.isportsman.net.

    After completing online registration and payment of fees, hunters will be able to check in and check out of the hunting areas using a kiosk located on the installation. This kiosk will be operational starting September 4, when scouting opens at Fort Indiantown Gap. The 2018/2019 season ends May 31, 2019.

    The briefings, formerly only available in person, are now online and can be accessed throughout the season. These briefings cover the changes for the upcoming season and the safety information required to recreate on an active duty military base. There is also an additional $20 access fee for those individuals wanting to hunt with a rifle during the 12 days of regular deer rifle season.

    Additionally, there are 700 Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) coupons this year for Unit 643 in Cantonment. There are 200 DMAP coupons for Unit 2840 in the corridor. DMAP coupons are available by visiting the FTIG Fish and Game Club, building 13-4 on Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. beginning August 9.

    To be eligible to participate in the DMAP program hunters must complete the online safety briefings, pay the access fee, and have a valid Pennsylvania Game Commission License. DMAP coupons will not be available at the Wildlife Office at any time.

    All fees collected are used for the protection, conservation and management of fish and wildlife at Fort Indiantown Gap, including habitat restoration and improvement, biologist staff and support costs and related activities.

    For questions about the program please call (717) 821-3028 or (717) 861-2663, or email RA-MVORP@pa.gov.

    Fort Indiantown Gap is the busiest Army National Guard training center in the nation and is run by members of the Pennsylvania National Guard and Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. The outdoor recreation program is offered as a courtesy, access and availability of sites is dependent upon the military training mission.



    Date Taken: 08.12.2018
    Date Posted: 08.12.2018 11:18
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