Attention Fort McCoy Users: Firearm Registration is now Required

Fort McCoy is requiring that all firearms brought on to the installation have to be registered through the Fort McCoy Police Department. This requirement pertains to anyone with a firearm in their possession that is on Fort McCoy for any reason including hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, shooting range, or visiting members on the Fort McCoy community. Questions related to firearms registration should be directed to the Fort McCoy Police Department at 608-388-2266.  Click here for firearm form.  Registration forms can be processed during normal business hours within building 35 at the Visitor Control Office (608) 388-4988 or during nonduty hours at the Fort McCoy Police Department building 1681. 

The forms may also be mailed to the Police Dept. at:  Ft McCoy Police Dept, Attn: Firearms Registration, 1681 W Eaton Rd, Ft McCoy, WI 54656 OR E-mailed to Upon successful registration, a firearms-registration record will be provided to the registrar or can be emailed.

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. 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.


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, 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                                                                                                  


Important Notices

Click Here for 2017 Gun-Deer Season Information

Are you not seeing the activity "Gun Deer" when Checking into the iSportsman for the gun deer season?

Hunters" Remember to "Add" your awarded 2017 Gun-deer permit to your iSportsman account and click on your shopping cart to "Check Out and Confirm Your Order". 

If you do not see Gun Deer as the Activity to sign-in to for the 9-Day gun deer hunt, make sure you login into your iSportsman account  by selecting "Account", click on "Available Permits", click on "Add to Cart" to select your awarded 2017 9-day Gun-deer Permit. You must View and Check Out your shopping cart and CONFIRM Your Order.

If your awarded 2017 9-Day Gun-deer permit is not showing under "Available Permits", click on "View and Checkout Shopping Cart". If your 2017 9-Day Gun-deer permit is showing in your shopping cart, you must proceed to Check Out and Confirm Your Order.

By "Confirming Your Order", this will allow the Activity "Gun Deer" to show as an activity to select when Checking in to go hunting.

If you are currently Checked-in under Scouting, and are gun-deer hunting, please follow the process above. You will need to Check-out of Scouting, Add your 9-day Gun-deer permit to your iSportsman account and then Check-in under activity Gun-deer.

If you are having problems checking into the iSportsman Saturday or Sunday, please see the wildlife staff at the Hunter Information Point.


Regulations: The 2016 Fort McCoy Hunting Regulations and Maps will be in effect for the 2017 hunting season. However you must follow the 2017 season dates and times.

Click here for 2017 Season Dates.

Click here for 2016 Hunting Regulations and Maps.


Sold Out - 2017 Fort McCoy Gun-Deer Antlerless Bonus Tags

All 350 Fort McCoy Gun-deer antlerless bonus tags have been sold out.


2017 Fort McCoy Hunters Choice Approval (HCA) Drawing Results: HCA drawing results are posted under Program Info tab.  HCA winners will be listed by their Fort McCoy iSportsman Permit Number.  The Permit Sales staff will post your HCA to your iSportsman account prior to the 9-Day Gun-deer season. Click here


2017 Fort McCoy Antlerless Archery Deer Bonus Tags:  Fort McCoy will offer a limited number of regular archery antlerless bonus tags for the 2017 archery season.  Fort McCoy archery antlerless tags will be available for purchase through the WDNR GoWild licensing system starting September 11 at 10:00AM at a cost of $12.00.  One tag per customer.


2017 Fall Quota Hunt Permits: The drawings for the Fort McCoy fall quota hunt permits is completed. Users are now able to proceed to add awarded permits to their iSportsman account (Step 1).

Step 1:   Add the awarded permit to your iSportsman account.  Login into your iSportsman account, click on Acquire/Available Permit(s), add awarded permit(s) to your cart, Check-Out, and Confirm your iSportsman order ($0.00).  You need to ADD and the awarded permit to your iSportsman account in order to sign-in to your "Activity" during your hunting season.

Click under Program Info for more on permit requirements.


2016 Deer Harvest Totals


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". 

Sign-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.


Where to Purchase your Fort McCoy Fishing Permit: Any authorized WDNR GoWild vendor or online at