Activity Check-in Rules

Firearms Registration:  All firearms brought on to the installation for any purpose must be registered through the Fort McCoy Police.  This requirement pertains to anyone with a firearm in their possession while on Fort McCoy for any reason including hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, shooting range, or visiting members of the Fort McCoy community or staff.  Firearm is defined as:  any weapon (including a starter gun, weapon frame or receiver) which will, or is designed to or readily be converted to, expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant.  Questions related to firearms registration should be directed to the Fort McCoy Police at (608) 388-2266.  Firearms or crossbows are not allowed in the Cantonment Area. Click here for additional firearm information and forms.

ALL individuals who are participating in an activity such as scouting,hunting, or participating in a non-hunting activity except for fishing, are required to Sign-in and Sign-out (Check-in/Check-out) through your i-Sportsman account daily when on Fort McCoy. (You must register and create a user account before you can use Check-in for the first time. Hunters, make sure your iSportsman account includes your Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Customer Number.)

See below for vehicle Activity/Information card requirement.

If hunting, and you have your proper permits, you are ready to Check-in.  When you check-in, you will be selecting a specific hunting/trapping activity

If participating in a non-hunting activity (scouting, birdwatching, dog walking, shed hunting, berry/mushroom picking etc.), you will need to select scouting as the activity.

When hunting you must select that specific activity when checking in.  If an activity does not show up, it is probably because you don't have a valid permit for that activity. Contact the Permit Sales Office at 608-388-3337 for assistance.

You can Check-in via the internet, smart-phone, regular phone, or at the kiosk located at the Hunter Information Point (HIP).  The HIP is located south of Highway 21 at the intersection of South J Street and Highway 21 and will be open 24/7.

The phone number for Check-in (and checking out) via phone is (866) 277-1597.  You will need to use your iSportsman Permit Number and your 4-Digit PIN Number when calling in. 

For the gun-deer season, you are required to sign-in to a zone. However the training area you are entering in the zone to hunt must be open.  DPTMS maintains the list of areas (and their open/closed status) that you can recreate.  You can view the entire list of open and closed areas by clicking the "GameLine/Areas" tab above. 

To Check-in online, click the "My Account" or the "Activity Sign-in" tab above, login if you need too, and then click the "Check-in/Checkout" button.

Gun-deer hunters are required to select one of six hunting zones(see map at appendix D for zones) in which they intend to hunt. Only one zone can be selected at a time. Hunters may sign-in for an alternate zone, but must first sign-out of any prior zone. 

Failing to check-in may result in revocation of recreational privileges, tickets, fines, or other sanctions.

Remember to Sign-out. Fort McCoy Law Enforcement will contact you if you have not signed-out after you are done with your activity.

Please contact the Permit Sales Office if you are experiencing login issues.  If you are unable to login to your current iSportsman account, please do not create a new account.


Note: If you are planning to participate in multiple activities simultaneously (such as small-game and fall turkey, archery and fall turkey, etc.) select the primary activity/season you intent to participate in.


Vehicle Activity/Information Card Requirement

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.

Individual may make their own card or click here for information card template