FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. – Boasting a generous population of mule and whitetail deer, and three breeds of quail, fall hunting season is underway here for the 2020-2021 season with the general weapons hunt beginning today, Nov. 20.The numbers of hunters and quantity of the harvest will vary this year considering restrictions due to COVID-19, said Betty Phillips, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Hunting Programs advisor.“Due to [COVID 19], we are asking hunters that reside outside of the 120-mile radius to refrain from coming to Fort Huachuca,” Phillips said. “However, we do give an exception to policy for those who received a deer tag this season.”Deer tags are an allowance to hunt deer and are drawn up months in advance. These allowances are nonrefundable through the state of Arizona, Phillips said.Hunting activities are allowed only in areas not being used for military training and when mission, security, natural resources and safety conditions allow.Registration is required for all weapons coming onto the installation. Weapons must to be registered with the provost marshal’s office prior to hunting.“All hunting information and registration paperwork, including weapons regulations and registration forms are located at,” Phillips said. iSportsman is an all-inclusive site for hunters containing all regulations, hunter eligibility, and registration forms, permit fees, the fall calendar, and hunting area maps.This site allows for a no-touch, socially distanced method of safe hunting registration during the pandemic.“Everyone must be registered on iSportsman to hunt here,” Phillips said. “It is their way of signing in and out of the field, and recording their harvest for the days they hunt game.”According to iSportsman, portions of the installation may be closed to hunting due to security, safety, military training requirements, fires, potential fire danger, inclement weather, or wildlife management concerns. In training areas, recreational activities are limited to avoid conflicts with training exercises. All recreational activities, including hunting, are subject to all applicable federal, and state laws, and installation regulations. Each hunter is responsible for knowing information, procedures and regulations for the installation and the Arizona Game and Fish Department.Per regulation, harvested game shall be recorded on the same day of the harvest at the self-check station located behind the Sportsman’s Center, said Phillips.The future of hunting on Fort Huachuca relies on every hunter acting in a responsible way and abiding by all rules, regulations and Arizona state laws.# # #Fort Huachuca is home to the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM)/9th Army Signal Command and more than 48 supported tenants representing a diverse, multiservice population. Our unique environment encompasses 964 square miles of restricted airspace and 2,500 square miles of protected electronic ranges, key components to the national defense mission.Located in Cochise County, in southeast Arizona, about 15 miles north of the border with Mexico, Fort Huachuca is an Army installation with a rich frontier history. Established in 1877, the Fort was declared a national landmark in 1976.We are the Army’s Home. Learn more at