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.
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.
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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.