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. 

Revenue generated from the sale of hunting, fishing, and trapping permits is used for the management of fish and wildlife habitat and populations on Fort McCoy. 

Much of Fort McCoy's 60,000 acres is naturally well-suited for wildlife habitat. The majority   of the land on Fort McCoy is divided into 82 training areas totaling 45,648 acres, which are available for hunting. Harvest and biological data is collected to monitor wildlife populations and wildlife health. 

Fort McCoy has 10 installation lakes and impoundments and approximately 71.2 miles of coldwater streams and tributaries. The majority of the streams are Class I trout water maintaining naturally reproducing brook and brown trout. The impoundments on Fort McCoy coldwater streams provide a variety of uses for recreation, military training, and habitat for fish and wildlife. 

Firewood cutting is allowed on Fort McCoy to help remove dead and down wood from the training areas. Two permit categories are available; the daily permit costs $10 and allows cutting and hauling firewood for one calendar day, the monthly permit costs $50 and allows cutting and hauling firewood for one calendar month. Income generated through firewood permit sales is deposited into a Department of Army account and used to fund forest management activities.

Please explore the website for more-specific information about regulations, obtaining  permits, etc.

For additional information or for technical difficulties please contact the Fort McCoy Permit Sales Office at 608-388-3337 or e-mail inquiries to                                                                                                  


RESULTS: 2016 Fall Quota Hunt Drawing results have been posted to your iSportsman account, except for youth that applied under the youth mentorship.  Those will be posted soon.  All who applied for a Fort McCoy Gun-deer permit have been drawn and will be issued a Gun-deer permit.

Gun-deer permits will be made available for purchase through the WDNR licensing system after September 30th. 

  • Gun-deer antlerless bonus tag information will be posted in early to mid October.
  • Additional information regarding Hunters Choice Approvals will be coming soon.

Note: Those who were drawn for a Fort McCoy Fall Turkey permit, Cantonment Archery permit, or a Disabled Gun-deer permit, your permit(s) have been posted to your WDNR customer account and can be purchased through the WDNR GoWild system.  Please see the below link on how to purchase your permits.


How do I purchase my Awarded Fort McCoy Permit in the WDNR GoWild Licensing System? (Click here)


NEW ~ 2016 Fort McCoy Bonus Antlerless Archery Tags

2016 Fort McCoy Bonus Antlerless Archery Tags go on sale at a cost of $12.00 on September 6th at 10:00AM first-come-first-served through the WDNR GoWild Licensing system.  One bonus tag per customer.

You must have purchased a Fort McCoy Archery permit to be eligible to purchase an archery bonus tag.

Where to Purchase:  Any authorized WDNR GoWild vendor or online at  Bonus tags must be purchased through the WDNR licensing system.


Trapping Application: Currently accepting online applications for Trapping permits.  Applications are available by logging into your iSportsman account and selecting Acquire Permits. Or Click Here How to Apply

Click here for additional Application Information


Click here for 2016 Trout Fishing Regulation Updates


Attention:The 2016-2017 Fort McCoy iSportsman access permit can now be renewed online free of charge.  Please go to the “My Account” tab on the website and then log yourself into your account.  Once logged in, go to the “Available Permits” tab and the 2016 Access Pass will be available to select. Add your permit to your "Cart" and complete the checkout process in order for the permit to be added to your account.