Frequently Asked Questions

Virginia E-Notch system:

Fort A.P. Hill requires all hunters to use the DWR Go Outside VA app or (866) GOT-GAME (468-4263) to check their deer, turkey, or bear in with the state. You must still bring your deer, turkey, or bear to game check.  When promoted for county select Caroline. When prompted with land type select federal. 

For more information about the VA E-Notch system please refer to the DWR E-Notch FAQ page


Website for Virgnia E-Notch system: or download the Go Outside App from your app store. 


Youth Isportsman accounts:

Youth that hunt at Fort A.P. Hill must have an ISportsman account. Once account is created please contact the wildlife branch at (804) 633-8750 or (804) 633-8984 and a biologist will approve the account. 


Where is the Game Check Station located?

The station is located at a gazebo across from the Fish and Wildlife Office in Anderson Camp. Hunters will only need to come to the Game Check Station when checking in a deer, bear, turkey, or coyote.


I drive or ride in multiple vehicles. How do I add vehicles to my profile?

Log in to iSportsman, click on 'My Account' tab on the blue bar on the top right side of page. Click Account Details. Click Manage Account scroll down to Vehicles. Click Add New.


Am I required to have a smartphone to hunt Fort A.P. Hill now?

No, you can call the ISportsman line to check in / out and reserve. (844) 326-3113


How do I electronically sign the background check and weapons registration form?

In order to sign the background check and /or weapons registration form you must be on a computer. If you do not have the ability to electronically sign, then you can print, sign in ink and scan the forms to the VCC. If you do not have the ability to scan your forms, then you can drop them off at VCC in person.


Do anglers have to use iSportsman now to fish on FAPH?

Yes. After September 2, 2014 all anglers will be required to register in the iSportsman system and use the system to check out to fish to each pond and to check back in to the system when finished fishing. The system will also record all fish caught and those kept to allow biologist to better manage the FAPH waters.


I filled out the background check / weapons registration form and emailed it to the VCC. Now what?

Once the VCC has completed your background check and emailed you, then you will need to go to the VCC office to pick up your weapons registration certificate. The VCC will activate your FAPH iSportsman account and give you a recreation ID card.


Terminology of Check In and Check Out.

In the FAPH iSportsman system you Check IN to an area; and then Check OUT from the area when done.


Tracking a deer after Check out time:

If you need to track a deer past check out time, call the wildlife staff at (540) 259-0989 and notify them. The staff will direct you on how to proceed.


Late check in:

If the wildlife staff instructs you to do a late check, you still need to come to game check and check your deer in with the state. There is a green box with late night check cards at game check. Please fill out the required information and drop the biologist copy in the green box. Once you have completed checking your deer call the police desk at (804) 633-8888 and notify them you are clear of the installation. 


If you have a question call 804-633-8984.