Welcome to the Fort McCoy Natural Resources iSportsman System



Welcome to Fort McCoy.  Do you enjoy the outdoors?

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. 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 cold water 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 downed 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 30 consecutive days. Income generated through firewood permit sales is deposited into a Department of Army account and used to fund forest management activities. Click on the menu for more information on firewood cutting.

ACCESSING FORT MCCOY:​  Anyone participating in any recreational activity (hunting, fishing, trapping, firewood cutting, and non-hunting/fishing activities) must register/create an account using this iSportsman system. This is a one-time registration. If you forget your username/permit number or password/personal identification number (PIN), contact the Permit Sales Office (PSO) to get your account credentials reset instead of creating an additional account.  An active email address in your account will allow you to reset a forgotten password directly through iSportsman. Users must then use their iSportsman account to obtain proper Fort McCoy permits, check Area Status for OPEN training areas, and use check-in/check-out while participating in hunting, scouting, trapping, and Non-Hunting/Non-Fishing activities on Fort McCoy. Your iSportsman account permit number (Login Id #) will serve as your Fort McCoy customer identifier through iSportsman and must be used when checking into a hunting or trapping activity. Review all rules and regulations prior to recreating on Fort McCoy.

  • To hunt, fish, or trap Fort McCoy requires an iSportsman Annual Access Pass, the appropriate Fort McCoy hunting, fishing, or trapping permit, and the appropriate State of Wisconsin license(s) and stamp(s).  
  • Anglers are not required to check-in/check-out, but must still check the Area Status/Game Line daily to ensure the area/lake they wish to access is OPEN. 

FORT MCCOY ISPORTSMAN ANNUAL ACCESS PASS:​ The annual Ft McCoy Access Pass is free. The Annual Access Pass is required for ALL activities to include hunting, scouting, fishing, trapping, and is required for non-hunting/non-fishing activities such as scouting, dog walking, hiking, berry picking, etc.  All recreational users need to update their account annually by adding the current license year iSportsman Annual Access Pass.  The Annual Access Pass serves as the permit for any non-hunting/non-fishing activities. 

  • The Annual Access Pass is not required for non-hunting/non-fishing activities within the Fort McCoy Pine View Campground and Whitetail Ridge Areas.  
  • The requirement for an Annual Access Pass is waived for anglers during the WDNR Free Fishing weekends in January and June. 
  • Children under the age of 16 are not required to have an iSportsman account or iSportsman Annual Access Pass when accompanying an adult iSportsman permit holder.  An iSportsman account and iSportsman Annual Access Pass are required if the child, any age, intends to fish and maintain a separate bag limit.  An iSportsman account and iSportsman Annual Access Pass are required if the child, age 10-15, intends to hold their own hunting or trapping permit.  All recreational users need to update their account annually by adding the current license year iSportsman Annual Access Pass.  
  •  An iSportsman Annual Access Pass serves as the permit for non-hunting/fishing recreational activities outlined in the hunting regulations.  Please review all regulations and rules prior to your activity.


For additional information or for technical difficulties please contact the Fort McCoy Permit Sales Office at 608-388-3337 or e-mail inquiries to usarmy.mccoy.id-readiness.mbx.dpw-permit-sales@army.mil



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