Hunting Permit Requirements

Fort McCoy permits/permit applications must be purchased through this Fort McCoy web based iSportsman system using a credit or debit card.  Fort McCoy permits will no longer be available through the WDNR GoWild system.

Activities: Activities are still allowed in open training areas on Ft McCoy (see regulations for permit requirements). Restrictions do apply to accessing the Cantonment Area. It is the responsibility of the individual recreational participant/permit holder to check the Game Line daily using iSportsman at (866) 277-1597, online through this web site or through the kiosk located at the Hunter Information Point (HIP) for updates, changes, and/or temporary regulations to the activities. 

All participants within a vehicle are required to display a Fort McCoy Activity Card. The card must show the individuals iSportsman permit number and activity for each permit holder associated with the vehicle for that given days activity. The Activity Card must be placed on the vehicle dashboard and be easily readable through the windshield from the outside of the vehicle.

Fort McCoy Permit is Required: The appropriate Fort McCoy hunting, fishing, trapping, non-hunting/fishing activity permit (annual Fort McCoy Access Pass) and appropriate State of Wisconsin license and stamps are required to hunt, fish, or trap on Fort McCoy.  Fort McCoy permits are not transferable or refundable.

To obtain a Fort McCoy permit or permit application:

  1. Once you have an iSportsman account, go to "ACQUIRE PERMITS".
    1. Find the permit(s)/application you wish to acquire and "ADD TO CART"
    2. Once you have added all the permits/permit applications you wish to acquire, select "VIEW CART & CHECK OUT"
    3. Verify the permits are correct and "CHECKOUT". Follow payment prompts (credit or debit card).
    4. "CONFIRM" your order, option to "PRINT PERMITS", and "RETURN TO HOME"
    5. Logout

Available Fort McCoy Permits and Permit Applications (Firearm Registration is Required)

The following Non-quota hunt permits will be made available online for purchase through your Fort McCoy iSportsman account. Your Fort McCoy permit will also serve as your harvest authorization(s).  No Permit Application Required for the following non-quota permits. Non-quota hunt permits will be available for online purchase starting August 1st.

 

     
   Non-quota Permit Type Permit Fee    Season Dates  

 

     Small Game Permit

 

 

 

$13

 

 

 

Concurrent with State Season Dates (depends on species) 

  • Sept. 1 - Nov. 18, 2021
  • Nov. 29 - Feb. 28, 2022                                                  
  • Small Game hunting is not allowed from March 1 – August 31.

 

 

 

     Archery Permit  (harvest 1 deer of either sex)

 

 

$17

 

 

Early Season: Sept. 18 - Nov. 18, 2021

Late Season:Nov. 29 - Jan. 9, 2022

 

 

 

     Fall Turkey Permit  (2 turkey harvest authorizations)

 

 

$13

 

 

Early Season: Sept. 18 - Nov. 18, 2021

Late Season: Nov. 29 - Jan. 9, 2022  

 

Attention Hunters: Your Ft McCoy Archery/Turkey/Gun Deer permit is your Fort McCoy harvest authorization (carcass tag) for the season on Fort McCoy .  The appropriate Ft McCoy iSportsman hunting permit and appropriate State of Wisconsin license and stamps are required on Ft McCoy, however, the WDNR issued deer/turkey tags/harvest authorizations are not valid on Ft McCoy. The Wisconsin licenses and proper stamps can be purchased through any Wisconsin DNR GoWild vendor, Service Center, or online at https://dnr.wi.gov.

Fort McCoy Quota Hunt Permits (Drawing) The following permits requires submittal of online permit application through your iSportsman account.

Quota season permits (i.e., Gun-Deer, Gun Hunt for Hunters with Disabilities, Youth Gun Deer, Cantonment Archery, Spring Turkey, and Trapping) are only available online through the Fort McCoy iSportsman electronic application process. You will need to have registered in the iSportsman system to have access to the quota permit application. There are a limited number of permits available for each season and there will be a random drawing for the permits.  The drawing will take place one week after the application deadline date.  No paper applications will be provided. Those who wish to apply must create or have created an iSportsman account to access the applications by logging into their iSportsman account and clicking on "Acquire Permit(s)".   Click here for application instructions.  Note:Currently Fort McCoy does not participate in the state's youth hunts.

Quota Hunt Permit Type Permit Fee Season Dates Online Application Available

   Cantonment Archery Permit

Antlerless Hunt within the Cantonment Area/Restricted Access Areas Only.  Special rules apply.

$13

 

Early Season: Sept. 18 - Nov. 18, 2021

Late Season:   Nov. 20 - Jan. 9, 2022

 

Early May 2021

 

   Gun-Deer Permit

 

 

   Gun-Deer Antlerless Bonus Authorization 

$21

 

 

$12

Season dates:  Nov. 20-28, 2021

 

 

 

 

Early May 2021

 

If available - Early October

 

    Youth Gun Deer Permit

 

 

 

Season Dates: Oct. 9-10, 2021

Hunt will take place on North Post (North of Highway 21)

Early May 2021

 

     Gun Hunt for Hunters with Disabilities $10

Season dates: Oct. 9-10, 2021

Hunt will take place on North Post (North of Highway 21)

Early May 2021

 

   Spring Turkey

The Spring Turkey seasons on Fort McCoy consists of six separate hunting periods, commencing on the opening day of the Wisconsin Spring Turkey season. The first period consists of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and the following five weekly periods are Monday - Friday. Hunting is not allowed on weekends.

Note: Fort McCoy does not offer a Youth Turkey Hunt Season, as it falls on a weekend.

 

$13

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season A:   April 21 - 23

Season B: April 23 - 30

Season C: May 3 - 7

Season D: May 10 - 14

Season E: May 17 - 21

Season F: May 24 - 28

 

 

2021 Spring Turkey Permit Applications due Feb. 28

All 2021 spring turkey permits have been issued

 

 

 

  Trapping $20

Concurrent with State trapping seasons per species.

Oct. 16 - Mar. 31, 2021

   

August, 2021

  

 

Fort McCoy permit holders are also required to obtain the appropriate Wisconsin hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses and stamps when participating in these activities on the installation.  The Wisconsin licenses and proper stamps can be purchased through any Wisconsin DNR GoWild vendor, Service Center, or online at https://dnr.wi.gov.

Starting March 2019, all Fort McCoy permits will be purchased through the Fort McCoy iSportsman system using a credit or debit card.  Permits will no longer be available through the WDNR GoWild system. Once you have registered online through the Fort McCoy iSportsman web site, you can login into your account and click on 'Acquire Permit(s)' to view available permits and quota hunt permit applications. Select your desired permit(s) or permit application by clicking on “Add to Cart”.  Follow permit or application prompts and then click on “Save”. By clicking “Save” the item(s) are placed in your shopping cart.  When you are ready to purchase your permit(s) click on “View Cart and Checkout” and follow the prompts for payment and “Confirm” your order. Once payment is received, the permit(s) will be posted to your iSportsman account and if applying for a permit, your permit application will be submitted into the drawing. Drawing results will be posted usually one week after the application deadline date to your iSportsman account under your Lottery tab. If awarded a permit, proceed to Acquire Permits to purchase the permit.

Activity CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT:  Everyone is required to CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT daily for all hunting seasons including scouting using the iSportsman  system.  You can Check-in/Check-out  by:

  • calling (866) 277-1597. You will need to use your iSportsman permit number along with your 4-Digit PIN number to Check-in/Check-out over the phone.
  • accessing the iSportsman web site  at www.mccoy.isportsman.net.  Select Activity Checkin or My Account from main menu and LOGIN.
  • kiosk located at the Hunter Information Point (HIP) located along of Highway 21 at the intersection of South J Street and Highway 21 and will be open 24/7. LOGIN to your iSportsman account and select Activity Checkin.

The Game Line corresponds to the hunting maps and lists training areas and lakes that are closed on any particular day. The Game Line listing will be updated by DPTMS. Fort McCoyreserves the right to update training area closures at any time if needed. ALL individuals are required to check the Game Line daily for anychanges.

 

Attention Fort McCoy Users: Firearm Registration is Required (Click here for firearm information and forms) 

It is the responsibility of the individual recreational participant/permit holder to check the Game Line at (866) 277-1597 or online at www.mccoy.isportsman.net for updates, changes, and/or temporary regulations to the activities associated with the Fort McCoy hunting regulation.  Game Line information must be checked daily to ensure that the activity has not been restricted because of unforeseen mission requirements.

 

Fort McCoy Gun Hunt for Hunters with Disabilities: A Fort McCoy Gun-Deer Hunt for Hunters with Disabilities permit, WDNR Disabled Permit (Class A, Class B, Class C, or Class D hunting), and Wisconsin Gun-Deer hunting license are required. To be eligible under a Class B permit classification, the permit must be valid for longer than one year and allow shooting from a stationary vehicle.

 

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Wisconsin law extends many privileges for hunting, fishing and trapping to active members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Wisconsin National Guard or Reserves for both residents and nonresidents. Different sections of Wisconsin statutes authorize these privileges, each with their own qualifications.

Wisconsin Armed Forces Hunting Priviledges: visit https://dnr.wi.gov/permits/military.html for more information or contact the WDNR at 888-936-7463 for more information.