Attention Fort McCoy Users: Fort McCoy will soon require that all firearms brought on to the installation have to be registered through the Fort McCoy Police Department. This requirement pertains to anyone with a firearm in their possession that is on Fort McCoy for any reason including hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, shooting range, or visiting members on the Fort McCoy community. More information, including the registration form, will be posted on iSportsman, Hunter Information Point, and Pine View campground soon. If you have questions related to hunting, fishing and trapping opportunities, call Permit Sales at 608-388-3337. Questions related to firearms registration should be directed to the Fort McCoy Police Department at 608-388-2266. Camping and Sportsman Range questions can be directed to 608-388-7400.


Hunting, Fishing, Trapping & Firewood Cutting


Prescribed Burning - Fort McCoy
2017 - Ayla fishing Fort
McCoy Swamp Pond with a
dandy Black Crappie

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.

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                                                                                                  


Important Notices

The iSportsman technical issue regarding awarded permits has been resolved. 

Users are now able to proceed to add awarded permits to their iSportsman account (Step 1).

Step 1:   Add the awarded permit to your iSportsman account.  Login into your iSportsman account, click on Acquire/Available Permit(s), add awarded permit(s) to your cart, Check-Out, and Confirm your iSportsman order ($0.00).  You need to ADD and the awarded permit to your iSportsman account in order to sign-in during your hunting season.

The following schedule is when you may start purchasing your awarded permits through the Wisconisn DNR GoWild system:

September 5, 2017

Cantonment Archery permit

Fall Turkey permit


September 11, 2017

Disabled Gun-deer permit


25 September, 2017

9-Day Gun-deer permit


 HCA  Hunters Choice Approval (HCA) results will be posted to individual iSportsmans accounts by 31 August, 2017.  Continue to check with the iSportsman home page for further updates regarding the drawing results.


Fort McCoy small game, regular archery, and fishing permits may be purchased anytime through the DNR GoWild system and no application is required.

Click under Program Info for more on permit requirements.

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.


2017 Online Applications Now Available for Disabled Gun Deer Hunting Permits.

Fort McCoy will be hosting it's 12th annual gun-season for hunters with disabilities.

When:  October 7-8, 2017

Permit Cost: $10.00

Application is available online through your Fort McCoy iSportsman account.

Participants and assistants are required to attend a mandatory safety and information briefing prior to the hunt.

Click Here for application information

2016 Deer Harvest Totals


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