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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 (MCBQ), offers a variety of hunting opportunities on approximately 58,000 acres. Although white-tailed deer and wild turkey are the most popular game species aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico hunters also enjoy pursuing waterfowl, rabbit, mourning dove, and grey squirrel. Each year over 1,500 active duty and retired military personnel and civilians hunt aboard MCBQ. In addition, MCBQ conducts special youth hunts and hosts the Wounded Warrior Regiment for annual white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and waterfowl hunts. MCBQ has an active management program that includes maintaining and planting over 300 acres of wildlife openings, erecting waterfowl nest boxes and hunting blinds, and conducting prescribed burns to increase understory forage.
Bear at StationDeer hunting aboard MCBQ is limited to archery tackle, shotgun with slug, or muzzleloading rifle greater than .45 caliber. Some training areas are designated as archery only. Please consult  the MCBQ hunting map to make sure you are using a properly authorized weapon within the training area to which you are assigned. Basic rules for hunting aboard MCBQ, check-in/check-out procedures  and license sales can be found at https://quantico.isportsman.net MCBQ Base Order and the Hunting Bulletin.
Directions to locate duck hunting blinds can be found at "A Guide to MCB Quantico Waterfowl Hunting Blinds."
Hunters with deer
To hunt aboard MCBQ hunters must meet all licensing requirements, including all applicable federal and state licenses. MCBQ annual ($20) and trip ($5) license can be purchased at  https://quantico.isportsman.net. Game Checking Station operating hours are published in the Annual Hunt Bulletin.
Marine Corps Base, Quantico, has approximately 7600 acres of archery-only hunting area, with a total hunting area of about 47000 acres. Deer hunting in the Mainside and Camp Upshur archery hunting area requires attending a special orientation class followed by an archery skills qualification at the Quantico Archery Facility. Qualification dates and times are published in the Annual Hunt Bulletin.  

Important Links

Archery Site Rules 

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

Important Update to Deer Season

Antler Point Restriction: The antlered deer definition continues into this hunting season. One of the 2 antlered deer permitted to be harvested by a hunter on base must have at least 3 antler points, 1 inch or longer, on 1 side.


Antlerless Deer Restriction  The antlerless deer season bag limit has been reduced from a maximum of 4 to 1 per year. This restriction is intended to increase the deer population in response to hunter concerns about recent deer harvests.