Attention Fort McCoy Users: Firearm Registration is now Required Click Here
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort McCoy Prescribed Burning
Fort McCoy will be conducting prescribed burning in the following training areas:
April 26 - Training Area D-11 (western boundary)
Prescribed burning aids in providing a safe training environment for the people who use Fort McCoy range areas, and also helps promote new growth of trees and plants.
Now Available ~ Free iSportsman 2018-2019 Access Pass
Fort McCoy has left-over spring turkey tags for the following seasons:
The left-over spring turkey tags will available starting March 19, 2018 at 10:00AM through the WDNR GoWild system on a first-come-first-served basis. Cost of the spring turkey tags are $13.00 and one tag may be purchase per day.
Fort McCoy has six spring turkey periods; however, each season runs 5-days in length (Monday – Friday (except period A, which is 3-days (Wednesday - Friday)) which is different from the state season dates. Spring turkey hunting is not allowed on Fort McCoy during the weekends. This is done to minimize conflict with increased military training on the weekends and to provide a 2-day period open for scouting with no disruption to hunters. The number of Spring Turkey permits available per season is based on training area availability.
Regulations: The 2016 Fort McCoy Hunting Regulations and Maps will be in effect for the 2017 hunting and fishing season. However you must follow the 2017 season dates and times.
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 closed to fishing if the training area it is in is closed.
Note to Anglers: If you are inquiring if a lake is open to fishing, select area "Lakes".
Check-in/out: ALL users (except those fishing) are required to Sign-in and Sign-out through iSportsman daily when hunting or scouting on Fort McCoy. If the hunter intends to participate in multiple hunting activities on a given day, sign-in should be done for the primary activity. See the specific hunting season regulation for detailed information. Hunters who do not sign-in/sign-out are subject to penalties including revocation of hunting, fishing, trapping and firewood collection privileges.
Reminder: Sign-out each day.
Where to Purchase your Fort McCoy Fishing Permit: Any authorized WDNR GoWild vendor or online at https://gowild.wi.gov.