Welcome to the Fort McCoy iSportsman System
Attention: (Updated 03/31/2020)
Permit Sales Office Closure
In light of the COVID-19 situation, beginning Monday March 23, the Permit Sales Office located in Building 2168 will be closed until further notice (i.e. no over-the-counter sales). Individuals needing to purchase permit(s) can do so online through this website. If you have questions or need additional assistance, please call (608) 388-3337 and leave a message including a return phone number. At this time, we ask that you reference this website for any additional updates.
Activities - Fishing, Scouting, and Non-Hunting/Non-Fishing activities are still allowed in open training areas on Ft McCoy (see regulations for permit requirements). Restrictions do apply to accessing the Cantonment Area. It is the responsibility of the individual recreational participant/permit holder to check the Game Line daily using iSportsman at (866) 277-1597, online through this web site or through the kiosk located at the Hunter Information Point (HIP) for updates, changes, and/or temporary regulations to the activities. All participants within a vehicle are required to display a Fort McCoy Activity Card. The card must show the individuals iSportsman permit number and activity for each permit holder associated with the vehicle for that given days activity. The Activity Card must be placed on the vehicle dashboard and be easily readable through the windshield from the outside of the vehicle.
Spring Turkey: Fort McCoy will proceed with Spring Turkey Season.
Spring Turkey Permits may be purchased up through the last day of each season and are non-refundable once purchased. Individuals needing to purchase permit(s) can do so online through this website. If you have questions or need additional assistance, please call (608) 388-3337 and leave a message including a return phone number.
New ~ Additional left-over spring turkey permits will be available online for purchase at a cost of $13 on a first-come-first-served basis starting Monday April 6th at 10:00AM for the first four Spring Turkey Seasons. See Spring Turkey web page for further details.
Left-over Quantity Available
- 24 - Season D (May 4-8)
- Sold Out - Seasons A, B, C, E, F
COVID-19: To help protect individuals/hunters from the spread of COVID-19, particularly those who are most vulnerable to infection and severe disease, staying home as much as possible is the best way to lower COVID-19 infection rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Distance is key during this public health emergency. Social distancing – the practice of keeping at least six feet apart from others and avoiding direct physical contact – is the only effective means of slowing the rate of infection. Thank you for your patience during the COVID-19 public health emergency. As government agencies continue operations, please understand that most of our staff are teleworking and may have limited access to files and delayed online connectivity. We are still available to serve you and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Note: The Pine View Campground will be closed through the end of April. Hunters that made reservations for the spring turkey seasons should check with the campground office for any updates. It is also recommended to check on any reservations made for lodging outside of Fort McCoy for any updates and changes due to COVID-19.
Updates will be posted on iSportsman as we receive them.
Hunting, Fishing, Trapping & Firewood Cutting
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 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 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.
All hunting and fishing activities on Fort McCoy require a Fort McCoy permit.
Please explore the website for more-specific information about regulations, obtaining permits, Activity Check-in/Check-out, 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
ATTENTION SPRING TURKEY HUNTERS: In light of the COVID-19 situation, we are unsure what decision may be made regarding the 2020 spring turkey seasons on Fort McCoy. No decision has been made to cancel the Fort McCoy Spring Turkey Season at this time. Updates will be posted on iSportsman as we receive them. The Pine View Campground will be closed through the end of April. Hunters that made reservations for the spring turkey seasons should check with the campground office for any updates. It is also recommended to check on any reservations made for lodging outside of Fort McCoy for any updates and changes due to COVID-19.
Spring Turkey Permits can be purchased up through the last day of each season and are non-refundable once purchased. Hunters may want to consider delaying the purchase of their Fort McCoy Spring Turkey Permit at this time. Awarded Spring Turkey permits ($13) will be made available for purchase through your iSportsman account starting 10AM March 17th along with any additional left-over permits.
- Spring Turkey Permit Drawing has concluded. Spring Turkey lottery results have been emailed and are also available by logging into your iSportsman account. Results are located under your Lottery tab.
- Left-over Spring Turkey Permits
Left-over Quantity Available
- 24 - Season D (May 4-8)
- Sold Out - Seasons A, B, C, E, F
*Reminder: Spring Turkey hunting on Ft McCoy is not allowed on weekends. See 2020 Spring Turkey Info in menu bar for additional information.
Bass Fishing: In accordance with the Wisconsin Fishing Regulations 2020-2021, effective 1 April 2020, catch and release bass fishing will be allowed at the North Flowage and Lost Lake unless closed for the military mission beginning 1 April to the fishing season opener, Saturday 2 May 2020. Please note that all other Fort McCoy lakes and ponds are closed until the fishing season opens on Saturday 2 May 2020. Unless otherwise posted, fishing, including trout, is permitted on all lakes and ponds from the first Saturday in May through the first Sunday in March. The North Flowage and Lost Lake are open for panfish all year. Fishing on streams is permitted from the first Saturday in May through 15 October. Fort McCoy streams will be open for the early catch and release trout season as explained in the Wisconsin Trout Fishing Regulations and Guide.
**Anglers are not required to Check-in/Check-out when fishing. Check Game Line daily. Anglers are not required to Check-in/Check-out.
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.
Click hereClick2020-2021 Access Pass Now Available: Fort McCoy Access Pass is required for all activities to include hunting, fishing, trapping, and non-hunting/fishing activities. All recreational users need to update their account annually by just logging in to their iSportsman account. The Fort McCoy Access Pass is valid from March 1 through February 28 every year.
- The current Access Pass allows hunters and those scouting the ability to use the Check-in and Check-out system. If you are not able to Check-in, make sure you have the current Access Pass added to your iSportsman account. If having problems, contact the Permit Sales Office at 608-388-3337 for assistance.
- A Fort McCoy Access Pass also serves as the permit for Non-hunting/Non-fishing recreational activities such as bird watching, dog walking, berry picking, mushroom hunting, deer antler shed hunting etc.
- Non-hunting/Non-fishing activities are not required to Check-in/Check-out but are still required to have the iSportsman Access Pass.
Explore this web site by clicking on the Program Info tab in the menu bar for additional fishing and hunting permit and season information.