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 habitat. 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.

Please explore the website for more-specific information about regulations, obtaining  permits, etc.

For additional information please contact the Fort McCoy Permit Sales Office at                608-388-3337 or e-mail inquiries to                                                  


Emergency Phone Numbers

Police, Fire, Ambulance:

608-388-2266 or 911

To Report Violations:


Fall Quota Hunt Applications

Fall Quota Hunt Information and Applications are expected to be available in May, 2016.

2016 Spring Turkey Season

2016 Spring Turkey permit drawing results are available. Login into "My Account" to check for your results.

NOTE: Everyone must click on and select the 2016-2017 Fort McCoy Access Pass and their Spring Turkey permit selection and ADD permits one at a time to your iSportsman account. By selecting these permits and adding them to your iSportsman account, this will allow you to sign-in during your spring turkey season. The Fort McCoy Access Pass is valid from March through February.

ATTENTION Spring Turkey Hunters: When purchasing your Fort McCoy Spring Turkey License through the WDNR online GoWild Licensing System, make sure you select and pay for the $13.00 Fort McCoy Spring Turkey License. If you already have purchased your licenses please go back and double check and make sure that you have purchased the $13.00 Fort McCoy Spring Turkey License.  If you have not, you will need to go and purchase the $13.00 Fort McCoy Spring Turkey License to legally hunt on Fort McCoy.

Spring Turkey Season information and online application instructions are now available. CLICK HERE

i-Sportsman System Upgrade

All New users must register and create a User Account

Fort McCoy's i-Sportsman system has been upgraded to improve interaction with our natural resources users. Some of the upgrades being implemented include  online application process, text/email notification, and ability check drawing results online.