The mission of the Fort McCoy Natural Resource Branch is to foster the wise stewardship of natural and cultural resources which will support and sustain a realistic military training environment, biological diversity, the integrity of sensitive or unique sites, and commercial and recreational opportunities. 


Fort McCoy Permit is Required: The appropriate Fort McCoy hunting, fishing, trapping, non-hunting/fishing activity permit 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.     

Activity Sign-in/Sign-out: All hunters are required to register (create account) in the Fort McCoy iSportsman and sign-in and sign-out daily for all hunting seasons including scouting using the iSportsman  system (online at, or through the kiosk located at the Hunter Information Point (HIP). At sign-out, hunters will be asked for their daily harvest results (deer and turkey).  The HIP is located south of Highway 21 at the intersection of South J Street and Highway 21 and will be open for all hunting seasons.

Activity/Information Card:  All individuals are required to display an information card on the passenger side of the windshield/dash with the following information:  Permit holder's full name (if there is more than one permit holder per vehicle, the names of all permit holders will be noted), activity (e.g., archery, gun deer, small-game, turkey, scouting, berry picking, bird watching, etc.), personal cell phone number and two emergency contact phone numbers for each permit holder in the vehicle. You may create your own Information card or use this template.

Attention Fort McCoy Users: Firearm Registration is now Required (Click here for more information) 

It is the responsibility of the individual recreational participant/permit holder to check the Game Line at (866) 277-1597 or online at 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.

Click here for 2018 Permit Application Information

Click here for directions on "How to Apply" for a Fort McCoy Quota Hunt permit.

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 for more information or contact the WDNR at 888-936-7463 for more information.