As of 2018, firearms, bows, and crossbows that are used in the Training Area for hunting and/or target shooting by recreationists that do not live in the Cantonment Area, no longer need to register their weapons. See Fort Drum Regulation 190-13 Physical Security (updated 1 Mar 2020) (Chapter 8: Privately Owned Weapons & Ammunition) for more information(If you have registered your weapon in the past, it is recommended you retain your paperwork if it is required again in the future.)

In accordance with Fort Drum Regulation 190-13 Physical Security (updated 1 Mar 2020), any cartridge-firing or muzzle-loading rifle, shotgun, or handgun (pistrol or revolver); pellet-firing weapon with a muzzle velocity of 600 FPS or higher; and crossbows need to be registered with the Directorate of Emergency Services if (1) the weapon is brought into the Cantonment Area or (2) the person using those weapons lives in the Cantonment Area (even if the weapon is stored off the installation).

To register a firearm, fill out Fort Drum Fort Drum Form 601-E Registration of Personal Firearm or Weapon. (If it doesn't display properly, you can still download the form to your computer...If you are having trouble downloading the fillable version, then try this version of Form 601-E and fill it out by hand.) If you have a CAC or other military I.D., bring the form in person to the Directorate of Emergency Services (Bldg. P-10715). The MP Duty Desk is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Do NOT bring the weapon to the MP Duty Desk.

One form can be used for up to four weapons. You can register as many weapons as you like--you will need to just fill out an additional Form 601-E.

More detailed information can be found on the Weapons Registration page on the Fort Drum web site.

Please be aware of the New York State laws regulating firearms that went into effect in 2013. See the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Act (NYSAFE) web site for more information. New York State adopted new requirements for the purchase and transfer of ownership of semi-automatic rifles and the purchase, possession, storage, and transport of firearms and ammuntion in NYS in 2022--see the Q&A regarding impacts to hunting and hunting-related activities issued by NYSDEC for more information. These requirements do not effect hunting on Fort Drum.