The mission of the Fort McCoy Natural Resource Branch is to foster the wise stewardship of natural and cultural resources which will support and sustain a realistic military training environment, biological diversity, the integrity of sensitive or unique sites, and commercial and recreational opportunities. 

  Hunting Permit Requirements

Fort McCoy Permit is Required: The appropriate Fort McCoy hunting, fishing, trapping, non-hunting/fishing activity permit (annual Fort McCoy Access Pass) and appropriate State of Wisconsin license and stamps are required to hunt, fish, or trap on Fort McCoy.  Fort McCoy permits are not transferable or refundable.  Coming March 2019, all Fort McCoy permits/permit applications must be purchased through this Fort McCoy web based iSportsman system using a credit or debit card.  Fort McCoy permits will no longer be available through the WDNR GoWild system.

  1. Once you have an iSportsman account, go to "ACQUIRE PERMITS".
    1. Find the permit(s)/application you wish to acquire and "ADD TO CART"
    2. Once you have added all the permits/permit applications you wish to acquire, select "VIEW CART & CHECK OUT"
    3. Verify the permits are correct and "CHECKOUT". Follow payment prompts (credit or debit card).
    4. "CONFIRM" your order, option to "PRINT PERMITS", and "RETURN TO HOME"

Fort McCoy Non-Quota Hunt Permits (no application required)

The following Non-quota hunt permits will be made available online for purchase through your Fort McCoy iSportsman account in August 2019. Your permit will also serve as your harvest authorizations.

 

     
   Non-quota Permit Type Fee Season Dates  

Small Game Permit

 

$13

 

Concurrent with State Season Dates. Small Game hunting is not allowed from March 1 – August 31.

 

 

Archery Permit  (harvest 1 deer buck or doe)

 

$17

 

Early Season: Sept. 14 - Nov. 21, 2019 

Late Season: Dec. 2 - Jan. 5, 2020

 

 

Fall Turkey Permit  (2 turkey harvest authorizations)

 

$13

 

Early Season: Sept. 14 - Nov. 21, 2019

Late Season: Dec. 2 - Jan. 5, 2020   

 

Fort McCoy permit holders are also required to obtain the appropriate Wisconsin hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses and stamps when participating in these activities on the installation.  The Wisconsin licenses and proper stamps can be purchased through any Wisconsin DNR GoWild vendor, Service Center, or online at https://dnr.wi.gov.

Fort McCoy Quota Hunts

Requires submittal of online permit application through your iSportsman account.

Quota season permits (i.e., Gun-Deer, Gun Hunt for Hunters with Disabilities, Cantonment Archery, Spring Turkey, and Trapping) are only available online through the Fort McCoy iSportsman electronic application process. You will need to have registered in the iSportsman system to have access to the quota permit application. There are a limited number of permits available for each season and there will be a random drawing for the permits.  The drawing will take place one week after the application deadline date.  No paper applications will be provided. Those who wish to apply must create or have created an iSportsman account to access the applications by logging into their iSportsman account and clicking on "Acquire Permit(s)".   Click here for application instructions.  Note:Currently Fort McCoy does not participate in the state's youth hunts.

Permit Type Permit Fee Season Dates Online Application Available

Cantonment Archery Permit

Antlerless Hunt within the Cantonment Area/Restricted Access Areas Only

$13

Early Season: 14 Sept. - 21 Nov., 2019

Late Season: 23 Nov. - 5 Jan., 2020               

Available May 2019 Deadline Date: 31 July
  9-Day Gun-Deer Permit $21   Nov. 23 - Dec. 1, 2019 Available May 2019 Deadline Date: 31 July
  Gun Hunt for Hunters with Disabilities $10   Oct. 5 - 6, 2019 Available May 2019 Deadline Date: 6 Sept.

  Spring Turkey

The Spring Turkey seasons on Fort McCoy consists of six separate hunting periods, commencing on the opening day of the Wisconsin Spring Turkey season.The first period consists of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and the following five weekly periods are Monday - Friday. Hunting is not allowed on weekends. Fort McCoy does not offer a Youth Turkey Hunt Season, as it falls on a weekend.

 

$13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season A:  April 17-19  Quota Full

Season B: April 22-26  Quota Full

Season C: April 29-May 3  Quota Full

Season D: May 6-10  Left-over tags available

Season E: May 13-17  Left-over tags available

Season F: May 20-24  Left-over tags available

APPLICATION

CLOSED

 

1 April, 2019

1 April, 2019

1 April, 2019

  Trapping $20   Concurrent with State trapping seasons Aug. 2019

 

Fort McCoy permit holders are also required to obtain the appropriate Wisconsin hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses and stamps when participating in these activities on the installation.  The Wisconsin licenses and proper stamps can be purchased through any Wisconsin DNR GoWild vendor, Service Center, or online at https://dnr.wi.gov.

Starting March 2019, all Fort McCoy permits will be purchased through the Fort McCoy iSportsman system using a credit or debit card.  Permits will no longer be available through the WDNR GoWild system. Once you have registered online through the Fort McCoy iSportsman web site, you can login into your account and click on 'Acquire Permit(s)' to view available permits and quota hunt permit applications. Select your desired permit(s) or permit application by clicking on “Add to Cart”.  Follow permit or application prompts and then click on “Save”. By clicking “Save” the item(s) are placed in your shopping cart.  When you are ready to purchase your permit(s) click on “View Cart and Checkout” and follow the prompts for payment and “Confirm” your order. Once payment is received, the permit(s) will be posted to your iSportsman account and if applying for a permit, your permit application will be submitted into the drawing. Drawing results will be posted usually one week after the application deadline date to your iSportsman account under your Lottery tab. If awarded a permit, proceed to Acquire Permits to purchase the permit.

Activity CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT:  Everyone is required to CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT daily for all hunting seasons including scouting using the iSportsman  system.  You can Check-in/Check-out  by:

  • calling (866) 277-1597. You will need to use your iSportsman permit number along with your 4-Digit PIN number to Check-in/Check-out over the phone.
  • accessing the iSportsman web site  at www.mccoy.isportsman.net.  Select Activity Checkin or My Account from main menu and LOGIN.
  • kiosk located at the Hunter Information Point (HIP) located along of Highway 21 at the intersection of South J Street and Highway 21 and will be open 24/7. LOGIN to your iSportsman account and select Activity Checkin.

The Game Line corresponds to the hunting maps and lists training areas and lakes that are closed on any particular day. The Game Line listing will be updated by DPTMS. Fort McCoyreserves the right to update training area closures at any time if needed. ALL individuals are required to check the Game Line daily for anychanges.

 

Activity/Information Card:  All individuals are required to display an information card on the passenger side of the windshield/dash with the following information:  Permit holder's full name (if there is more than one permit holder per vehicle, the names of all permit holders will be noted), activity (e.g., archery, gun deer, small-game, turkey, scouting, berry picking, bird watching, etc.), personal cell phone number and two emergency contact phone numbers for each permit holder in the vehicle. You may create your own Information card or use this template.

Attention Fort McCoy Users: Firearm Registration is now Required (Click here for firearm information and forms) 

It is the responsibility of the individual recreational participant/permit holder to check the Game Line at (866) 277-1597 or online at www.mccoy.isportsman.net for updates, changes, and/or temporary regulations to the activities associated with the Fort McCoy hunting regulation.  Game Line information must be checked daily to ensure that the activity has not been restricted because of unforeseen mission requirements.

 

Fort McCoy Gun Hunt for Hunters with Disabilities: A Fort McCoy Gun-Deer Hunt for Hunters with Disabilities permit, WDNR Disabled Permit (Class A, Class B, Class C, or Class D hunting), and Wisconsin Gun-Deer hunting license are required. To be eligible under a Class B permit classification, the permit must be valid for longer than one year and allow shooting from a stationary vehicle.

 

Wisconsin law extends many privileges for hunting, fishing and trapping to active members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Wisconsin National Guard or Reserves for both residents and nonresidents. Different sections of Wisconsin statutes authorize these privileges, each with their own qualifications.

Wisconsin Armed Forces Hunting Priviledges: visit https://dnr.wi.gov/permits/military.html for more information or contact the WDNR at 888-936-7463 for more information.