Attention Fort McCoy Users: Firearm Registration is now Required Click Here

 

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. 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.

 

All hunting and fishing activities on Fort McCoy require a Fort McCoy permit. Click here for additional program information.

Please explore the website for more-specific information about regulations, obtaining  permits, Activity Check-in/Check-out 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                                                                                                            usarmy.mccoy.imcom-central.mbx.dpw-permit-sales@mail.mil

 

 

Notice: The ICE system is currently experiencing connectivity issues. If clicking the below ICE icon does not work, please forward any comments, questions, and/or concerns to  usarmy.mccoy.imcom-central.mbx.dpw-permit-sales@mail.mil until this issue is resolved.

Important Notices

 

New ~ Online Applications are now available for the 2018 Cantonment Archery, Gun-deer, and Gun Hunt for Hunters with Disabilities permits.  Applications can be accessed by logging in to your iSportsman account.  Please review the Application Information link below prior to applying.

ATTENTION: PRIOR TO SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION. Fort McCoy iSportsman has a new User Category A-1 (Veteran). Make sure you have the correct Category Status (A, A-1, B, or C) selected in your iSportsman account information prior to submitting your permit application. 

You may have to reset your User Category. Once logged in to your iSportsman account, go to "Update Registration" under My Account (located above your name). Scroll down to where it says User Category and select your correct category. Save your changes at the bottome of the screen. Proceed to Acquire Permits to submit your permit application.

Click here for 2018 Permit Application Information.

 

New ~ No Application Required for 2018 Fall Turkey Permits: The 2018 Fort McCoy Fall Turkey permits will be sold over-the-counter through the Wisconsin DNR GoWild system starting August 18th, 2018 at a cost of $13.00. 

 

 

 

Click here for Fort McCoy Fishing Information

 

2017 Deer Harvest Results

 

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 open to fishing if the training area is closed. If troops are present, find another stream or section of stream to fish.  There is no fishing in the North Impact Area.

Note to Anglers: If you are inquiring if a lake is open to fishing, select area "Lakes". 

 

Where to Purchase your Fort McCoy Fishing Permit: Any authorized WDNR GoWild vendor or online at https://gowild.wi.gov

Check-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.

Reminder: Sign-out each day.

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