Attention Fort McCoy Users: Firearm Registration is now Required Click Here
Firearms or crossbows are not allowed into the Cantonment Area
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. Click here for additional program information.
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
New 2018 Fort McCoy Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Regulation and Maps Coming Soon! Keep Checking here for Updates.
The 2018 Fort McCoy Gun-Deer Season application period has closed. Everyone that applied before the application deadline was selected for a permit and should visit their iSportsman account for more information. Due to reduced number of applications received, permits are still available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Contact the Permit Sales Office at 608-388-3337 for more information.
WDNR - Changes to deer carcass transportation
The rules regarding transportation of deer carcasses out of CWD-effected counties have recently changed. Hunters should be aware that printed copies of the 2018 Wisconsin Deer Hunting Regulations may no longer be accurate, and shoud refer to an updated version for the most up-to-date rules.
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. When purchasing your permit through the WDNR GoWild system, you will receive one fall turkey carcass tag with the $13.00 Fort MCoy Fall Turkey permit, you will need to go back to the product list and select the second Fort McCoy Fall Turkey Carcass tag ($0.00) and put it in your shopping cart.
Fort McCoy Regular Archery ($17.00), Small Game (13.00), and Fall Turkey ($13.00) permits may be purchased through the WDNR GoWild system. There is no application required for these permits.
Archery: 2018 Fort McCoy Archery Bonus Tags. Fort McCoy will offer a limited number of Archery Antlerless Bonus Tags at a cost of $12.00 starting Monday 27 August, 2018 at 10:00AM. Bonus tags may be purchased through the WDNR GoWild system on a first-come-first-served basis. You must have obtained a Fort MCCoy Regular Archery permit ($17) to be elgible to purchase a archery bonus tag.
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 of iSportsman: 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.