Hunting Permit Requirements
A 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. Fort McCoy permits/permit application 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.
To obtain a Fort McCoy permit or submit a permit application:
1. Once you have created (registered) an iSportsman account, select LOGIN from the iSportsman home page to access your iSportsman account.
2. Select "ACQUIRE PERMITS" to view available permits/permit applications.
3. Find the permit(s)/permit application you wish to acquire and click on "ADD TO CART"
4. Read through acknowledgement. Select "I Agree" to an acknowledgement and click on "SAVE". Once you click on SAVE the permit/permit application will be saved in your shopping cart and you will be taken back to the list of available permits.
Online Permit Application: If applying for a permit, find permit you want to apply for and select "Add to Cart". Read through information and acknowledgement. Click on "I Agree" and then you will need to select one of three options on "How you are entering" (Create a Group, Join an Existing Group, Solo, individual entry). Click on the box to view the drop down list. Select SAVE at the bottom of the page. If creating a group, your group code number will be provided to you after you confirm your order. Those wantng to join a group must enter the group code in the provided text box. The group code is case sensitive and must be entered exactly the way it was issued. One group code per permit application (cannot use the same group code for other permit applications or for future permit applications).
5. Once you have added all the permit(s)/permit application(s)s to your shopping cart, select "VIEW CART & CHECK OUT"
6. Verify your order. If your order is correct select "CHECKOUT". You will be directed to the Pay.gov payment portal. Follow prompts for credit/debit card payment. Note: You may remove permits from your shopping cart by clicking on the Remove button.
7. "CONFIRM" your order, option to "PRINT PERMITS", and "RETURN TO HOME". An electronic copy of your Ft McCoy permit is allowed. (You can screen save your permit or take a picture of your permit and keep it on your mobile device.)
Permits may also be purchased over-the-counter at the Permit Sales Office (building 2168) M-F 700-1530. Cash/credit/debit only. No checks.
Attention Hunters: Your Ft McCoy Archery/Turkey/Gun Deer permit is also 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 (Permit Drawing)
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 permit application process. Online permit applications will be available in your iSportsman account under Acquire Permits. There are a limited number of permits available for each season and there will be a random drawing for the number of permits. The drawing will take place one week after the application deadline date. No paper applications will be provided.To apply, follow the above directions.
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, select LOGIN or the the Activity Checkin Button.
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.
Anglers and Non-hunting/non-fishing recreationists are not required to check-in/check-out of their iSportsman account but are required to obtain an iSportsman account and a current annual access pass.
Safety First! Before you enter a training area, check to make sure the training area you are accessing is OPEN on the Game Line.
The Game Line is located on the home page of the iSportsman web page or you can call 866-277-1597. The Game Line corresponds to the hunting maps and lists training areas and lakes that are open and closed on any particular day. Fort McCoy reserves the right to update training area closures at any time if needed. ALL individuals are required to check the Game Line daily for any changes.
Firearm Registration is Required (Click here for firearm information and forms)
Fort McCoy is now requiring that all privately owned firearms brought on to the installation be registered through the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) Police Department. Firearm registration forms can be processed during normal business hours within building 35 at the Visitor Control Office 608-388-4988 or during nonduty hours at the Fort McCoy Police Department 608-388-2266. Completed forms may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.