Attention Fort McCoy Users: Fort McCoy will soon require 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.
More information coming soon. Questions related to firearms registration should be directed to the Fort McCoy Police Department at 608-388-2266.
Camping and Sportsman Range questions can be directed to 608-388-7400.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update: The iSportsman kiosk located at the Hunter Information Point is back in service.
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.
New ~ 2017 Fort McCoy online trapping application is now available. Dealine to have trapping applications submitted is September 25, 2017. Login into your iSportsman account and click on "Acquire Permits" to access the application. Don't forget to "Check Out" and "Confirm" your order to submit your application.
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.
The following schedule is when you may start purchasing your awarded permits through the Wisconisn DNR GoWild system:
September 5, 2017
Cantonment Archery permit ($13.00)
Fall Turkey permit ($13.00)
September 11, 2017 (10:00AM)
Disabled Gun-deer permit ($10.00)
Fort McCoy Antlerless Archery Bonus Tag ($12.00) Limited number available, one per customer.
September 25, 2017
9-Day Gun-deer permit ($21.00)
October 23, 2017 (10:00AM)
Gun Deer Antlerless Bonus Tags ($12.00). Limited number, one per customer.
HCA Hunters Choice Approval (HCA) results will be posted out on the iSportsman by 31 August, 2017. Continue to check with the iSportsman home page for further updates regarding the drawing results.
Fort McCoy small game, regular archery, and fishing permits may be purchased anytime through the DNR GoWild system and no application is required.
Notice: The iSportsman kiosk located at the Hunter Information Point is temporarily out of service due to the recent weather events. Users who need to use the kiosk to sign-in, please use the sign-in sheets located to the right of the kiosk or call the Permit Sales Office at 608-388-3337 for assistance.
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 https://gowild.wi.gov.