How iSportsman works:

  1. All people wishing to hunt, be a hunt observer, fish, trap, cut firewood, scouting, or any other type of dispersed recreation such as biking, hiking or bird watching will be required to create a user profile, obtain appropriate permits and check in and out of areas using the iSportsman system.
  2. The iSportsman website contains all the information you need to enjoy the outdoor opportunities at Fort A.P. Hill.  www.faph.isportsman.net
  3. Regulations, Maps, Permit Sales, Open and Closed Areas, Reservations for Tomorrow's Hunting, Checking In and Out of Areas, Harvest Totals, and Pictures are just some of the features that are offered in this iSportsman website.
  4. All permit sales will be purchased by credit card/debit card through the iSportsman website.
  5. Checking into and out of areas can be done by calling into iSportsman by phone, by website, or using the kiosk at the VCC.
  6. When a permit is purchased, the user will also print off their FAPH iSportsman parking pass to be displayed in the window of your parked vehicle. You will not receive a daily parking pass.  Game wardens, police, range control, and wildlife biologist staff will be able to tell what area everyone is checked in to real time thus removing the need for parking area identification cards.
  7. There will be an iSportsman kiosk located at the Visitor Control Center (VCC) that can be used for those without home computer or Smartphone.
  8. On the Fort A.P. Hill iSportsman website there is a file that can be downloaded and filled out and emailed to the VCC to begin the annual background check process.
  9. You may still go by the VCC during normal business hours, 0800-1600 weekdays, to complete the background check but you will have to create a user profile at the kiosk before beginning the background check.  On Saturdays from 25 October to 27 December the VCC will be open 0600-1400.  It is strongly recommended that you email the background information form to the VCC ahead of your planned arrival date.  Expect a two day wait before the background check is completed, so please plan accordingly.  Be advised that due to increased military training related processing by the VCC on Fridays, showing up at the VCC on Fridays past 1200 may result in the VCC being unable to complete your “in person” request for a background check prior to the closing time of 1600.  There will be no evening that the VCC will be open to process access requests.   
  10. Once the VCC has approved the background investigation they will then activate your user profile on iSportsman.
  11. Once your profile has been activated you are free to use this site using a home computer, tablet, Smartphone, or kiosk to purchase the appropriate permits (ex. FAPH Hunting Permit).
  12. If an iSportsman user fails to check out of their assigned area by the published return time as stated in the regulation, the iSportsman system will automatically place that user on administrative hold.  The user will be unable to access the iSportsman system until the matter is resolved.
  13. There will no longer be a need to pick up or drop off cards at the Outdoor Recreation Building.  Users are to check out to their areas by phone, smart phone, tablet, laptop, or kiosk and proceed directly to that area.  Then users are to check back in to the system when done and depart Fort A.P. Hill.

 

Locations:

  1. iSportsman Kiosk –  Visitor Control Center (Bldg 13)
  2. Game Checking Station – Gazebo (Bldg 314) Anderson Camp
  3. Fish and Wildlife Branch – Anderson Camp (Bldg 308)
  4. FAPH iSportsman Website - https://faph.isportsman.net  
  5. FAPH Fish and Wildlife Twitter account - @Fish_n_Wildlife