Fort McCoy Natural Resource Branch
Hunters are reminded to register their firearms well in advance of their season starting. Firearm Registration is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention: Ft McCoy DOES NOT participate in the statewide Muzzleloader, Antlerless-only, or Antlerless-only Holiday hunts.
2019 Ft McCoy Spring Turkey: Applications for the 2019 spring turkey season will be available in January through your iSportsman account. Individuals must choose between applying for a Ft McCoy spring turkey or for a State of Wisconsin spring turkey permit. State spring turkey applications are due December 10th. Season Dates: The Spring Turkey seasons on Fort McCoy consists of six separate hunting periods, commencing on the opening day of the Wisconsin Spring Turkey season. The first period consists of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and the following five weekly periods are Monday - Friday. Spring turkey hunting is not allowed on weekends. Fort McCoy does not offer a Youth Turkey Hunt Season, as it falls on a weekend.
Hunters are reminded to register their firearms with Ft McCoy Law Enforcement well in advance of their season starting.
Hunting and Fishing Regulations/Maps: 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.
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.
2018 Deer Harvest Results Coming Soon
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