Fort McCoy Natural Resource Branch
Attention Fort McCoy Users: Firearm Registration is now Required Click Here
Firearms or crossbows are not allowed into the Cantonment Area
Hunting, Fishing, Trapping & Firewood Cutting
Fort McCoy offers hunting, fishing, and trapping opportunities to military (active and retired) and their dependents, government employees, and the general public. All participants must have the appropriate Fort McCoy permit and State of Wisconsin licenses before they are allowed to hunt, fish, or trap on Fort McCoy.
All hunting and fishing activities on Fort McCoy require a Fort McCoy permit. Click here for additional program information.
For additional information or for technical difficulties please contact the Fort McCoy Permit Sales Office at 608-388-3337 or e-mail inquiries to email@example.com
Hunting and Fishing Regulations
Fort McCoy has released new Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping Regulations (Regulation 420-29). Please go to the regulation tab or click here https://ftmccoy.isportsman.net/Regulations.aspx to view new regulations and maps.
New~ 2018 Gun Deer Map
The new Gun-deer map is now available. Click here or click on Regulations tab and select Gun Deer map. Maps will also be available at the Permit Sales Office and Hunter Information Point (HIP). The HIP is located along Highway 21 at the intersection of South J Street and Highway 21 and will be open for all hunting/fishing/trapping seasons.
Activity Information Card: All recreational participants/permit holders are required to display an information card on the passenger side of the windshield/dash with the following information: Permit holder's full name (if there is more than one permit holder per vehicle, the names of all permit holders will be noted), activity (Spring Turkey, Fishing, Cantonment Archery, Archery, Gun-Deer Hunt for Hunters with Disabilities, Gun-Deer, Small Game, Fall Turkey, Trapping, Scouting, berry picking, bird watching, etc.), personal cell phone number and two emergency contact phone numbers for each permit holder in the vehicle. Click here for template.
Fort McCoy 2018 Gun Deer Antlerless Bonus Tags: Fort McCoy will have a limited number of antlerless gun deer bonus tags available for purchase at a cost of $12.00 starting Monday October 29, 2018 at 10:00AM on a first-come-first-served basis through the WDNR GoWild system. https://gowild.wi.gov. You must have obtained your Fort McCoy Gun Deer permit ($21) to be elgible to purchase a gun-deer antlerless bonus tag.
Fort McCoy 2018 Archery Bonus Tags: Fort McCoy will offer a limited number of archery antlerless bonus tags at a cost of $12.00 starting Monday 27 August, 2018 at 10:00AM. Bonus tags may be purchased through the WDNR GoWild system on a first-come-first-served basis. You must have obtained a Fort McCoy Regular Archery permit ($17) to be elgible to purchase a archery bonus tag.
WDNR - Changes to deer carcass transportation: An emergency rule regarding transportation of deer carcasses out of CWD-affected counties was scheduled to take effect Oct. 1st but has been suspended. For additional information, please go to WDNR web site at https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wildlifehabitat/carcassmovement.html . For more information, contact Scott Karel, WDNR Rules and Regulations Specialist by email or calling 608-267-2452.
Fall Turkey Permits
No Application Required for 2018 Fall Turkey Permits. The 2018 Fort McCoy Fall Turkey permits will be sold over-the-counter through the Wisconsin DNR GoWild system starting August 18th, 2018 at a cost of $13.00. When purchasing your permit through the WDNR GoWild system, you will receive one fall turkey carcass tag with the $13.00 Fort MCoy Fall Turkey permit, you will need to go back to the product list and select the second Fort McCoy Fall Turkey Carcass tag ($0.00) and put it in your shopping cart.
Fort McCoy Regular Archery ($17.00), Small Game (13.00), and Fall Turkey ($13.00) permits may be purchased through the WDNR GoWild system. There is no application required for these permits.
Lake and Training Area Closures
The Game Line, accessed by calling (866) 277-1597 or online lists hunting areas and lakes that are closed on any particular day. The Game Line listing will be updated by Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security (DPTMS). Fort McCoy reserves the right to update hunting area closures at any time if needed. ALL individuals are required to check the Game Line daily for any changes. Streams are open to fishing if the training area is closed. If troops are present, find another stream or section of stream to fish. There is no fishing in the North Impact Area.
Note to Anglers: If you are inquiring if a lake is open to fishing, select area "Lakes".
Check-in/out of iSportsman: ALL users are required to Check-in/Check-out through the Fort McCoy iSportsman system daily when hunting, fishing, scouting, or participating in a non-fishing/non-hunting activity on Fort McCoy. You must have registered (created an account) online prior to using the Check-in/Check-out system. See the specific hunting season regulation for detailed information. Hunters who do not Check-in/Check-out are subject to penalties including revocation of hunting, fishing, trapping and firewood collection privileges.
Reminder: Sign-out each day and record any harvests