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MCINCR - Marine Corps Base Quantico


MCINCR - Marine Corps Base Quantico

"Crossroads of the Marine Corps"

New Procedures for 2019-2020 season

Important information regarding new procedures for the 2019-2020 hunting season in effect 3 September 2019:

All people wishing to hunt, be a hunt observer, scout, trap, or fish are now required to create a user profile, obtain appropriate licenses, and check in and out of areas using the iSportsman system.  Visit https://quantico.isportsman.net to set up your account.  After you set up an account, you must come to the Game Check Station to show us your base access credentials (CAC, DBIDS card, Retired Military ID, Federal PIV card) in order for your iSportsman account to become fully active.  Please be patient as staff is learning the system along side our sportsmen. 

1. We are using iSportsman for license sales and hunter check in/check out.  You no longer need to visit the Game Check Station to accomplish these tasks.  The old Hunter Tracking System (HTS) is no longer operational. 
2. You still need to check waterfowl, deer, bear, and turkey in at the Game Check Station. 
3. Waterfowl hunters must still visit the Game Check Station to reserve and check out blinds but will be required to set up an iSportsman account. 
4. Licenses will no longer be sold at the Game Check Station or at the Marine Corps Exchange.
5. Checking into and out of areas must be performed using the iSportsman website or by phone (866-449-4401).  We recommend using the website because the phone system is considerably more time consuming for the user.
6. The Game Check Station is located at 27175 Telegraph Road. Hours through 4 January are 0800 to one hour past sunset. Hours 6-31 January are 0800-1600. Contact the Game Check Station at 703-784-5523/5329.


Marine Corps Base, Quantico, offers anglers the opportunity to pursue a variety of sport fish, including largemouth bass, bluegill, and catfish within three large impoundments and several ponds ranging from 5-16 acres. Brook trout are stocked in the spring for put and take and youth fishing events. The Potomac River and Quantico and Chopawamsic Creeks provide access to tidal freshwater fishing for largemouth bass and migratory fish such as striped bass and herring. Locations of all lakes, ponds, and designated trout waters can be found on the MCBQ fishing map. Most of our smaller lakes and ponds are non-gasoline engine only. Gasoline motors are allowed in tidal creeks. However, Lunga Reservoir remains closed. Please consult the MCBQ fishing regulations. man with bass
    To fish aboard MCBQ anglers must purchase all necessary state licenses, as well as, a base fishing license. An annual MCBQ fishing license costs $10 and a 5-day trip license cost $2. MCBQ fishing licenses can be purchased at https://quantico.isportsman.net. Again, please be sure to familiarize yourself with the MCBQ fishing regulations.boy with fish



The Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Branch will be stocking trout from mid-March to early May in Chopawamsic Creek, weather permitting. The first stocking will occur off of Breckinridge Road from Gray’s Reservoir to Breckinridge Dam. Licensed anglers will be able to fish the designated trout waters per Base and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries regulations. Trout waters, including SECON Pool, on Middle Branch, Chopawamsic Creek, will be closed until 6 April due to Blackrock Road closure.

TROUT HERITAGE DAY, APRIL 6. Trout waters will be closed on 5 April to be stocked for the Trout Heritage Day. Trout waters will re-open for fishing on 6 April, including the youth area, SECON Pool. SECON pool has been stocked with trout and is open to children 12 years old and younger.
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Important Base Access Information

All personnel entering MCB Quantico will be required to possess an approved base access credential prior to being granted authorization to hunt or fish aboard the installation. For additional information click here