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.
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.
2017 Spring Turkey Applications: Information regarding the Fort McCoy Spring Turkey electronic applications will be posted here starting mid-January.
Road Report: Please take caution when driving on Fort McCoy roads. You may encounter snow or ice covered areas especially on Burma Road. Please use extreme caution.
Free Fishing Weekend: Did you know you can fish for free on Fort McCoy January 21-22, 2017? During these dates, fish anywhere in Wisconsin without a license or trout stamp. Fort McCoy fishing rules apply, such as limits on the number and size of fish you can keep and any seasons when you must release certain fish species. Click here for Fort McCoy fishing regulations and map.
Ice Fishing: Anglers may fish through the ice on all Fort McCoy lakes at their own risk. Vehicles, ATVs, and snowmobiles are not permitted on frozen lakes, ponds, rivers or streams. Ice shanties can be used on lakes, but must be removed daily. All persons fishing on Fort McCoy are required to have a Fort McCoy Fishing Permit and appropriate Wisconsin Fishing license. See fishing regulations under Program Info tab for additional information.
Click here for Ice Safety Tips: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/outdoorrecreation/activities/icesafety.html
Current hunting activities on Fort McCoy
► Small Game (Ends 28 February, 2017)
► Trapping (Ends 31 March, 2017)
All activities require a Fort McCoy permit.
Fort McCoy fishing, small game, and regular archery permits may be purchased through any authorized WDNR GoWild vendor or online at https://gowild.wi.gov. All other Fort McCoy hunting permits are by application and drawing process. Contact the Fort McCoy Permit Sales Office (608) 388-3337 for availability. Or Click Here for season and application dates.
Training Area Closures
The Game Line, accessed by calling (866) 277-1597 or online at www.mccoy.isportsman.net, 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.
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: Any authorized WDNR GoWild vendor or online at https://gowild.wi.gov.
Attention: The 2016-2017 Fort McCoy iSportsman access permit can now be renewed online free of charge. Please go to the “My Account” tab on the website and then log yourself into your account. Once logged in, go to the “Available Permits” tab and the 2016 Access Pass will be available to select. Add your permit to your "Cart" and complete the checkout process in order for the permit to be added to your account.