FORT McCOY HUNTING INFORMATION & APPLICATIONS
i-Sportsman Automated Sign-in and Hunting Information System: Fort McCoy i-Sportsman system allows individuals to obtain information on hunting and fishing opportunities, view hunting area closures (Game Line listing), Check-in/Check-out for daily scouting and hunting activities, and records individuals harvest information for certain hunting seasons.
New Users must register (create an account), must include their 9 digit Wisconsin DNR Customer Number, before they can apply for a permit, or sign-in for scouting or hunting activity. Registration can be done using a smart phone, computer (internet) or at the kiosk located at the South Hunter Information Point. Once an account has been created, daily Check-in and game line area closure listings can be conducted and viewed by smart phone, computer (internet), telephone (cell phone and landline), or on-site kiosk. All i-Sportsman accounts must be updated annually by adding the current Fort McCoy Access Pass and verifying your iSportsman account information is current. The Annual Access Pass is valid from March 1 through February 28.
NOTE: You will not be able to Check-in to an activity if you have not added the new or current Fort McCoy Access Pass to your iSportsman account. Login into your iSportsman account after March 1, and add the current access pass by selecting continue. There is no cost for the Fort McCoy Access Pass.
** Individuals who indicate they are Category A (Active and Retired Military, Reserves and National Guard and military dependent ID card holders.) or Category B (Department of Defense (DoD) and Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) civilians, retired government civilians, other US Government Civilian ID Card Holders, and legal dependents (spouses and children 18 years old and younger) in their account must provide credentials to the Fort McCoy Permit Sales Office staff to verify their status.
I-Sportsman will also be used by Wildlife staff to more accurately check daily hunter participation by permit type, create online hunter surveys and post important hunting and game management information and updates. Daily sign-in/sign-out and Game Line listings can also be found by calling toll free 866-277-1597.
Fall Quota Hunt Season Application Information (Applications available May 2018)
No application is required for a Fort McCoy Small Game or Archery permit. Purchase your Fort McCoy Small Game or Archer permit right through the Wisconsin DNR GoWild system. A State of Wisconsin license is required in addition to the Fort McCoy permit. See specific Fort McCoy hunting regulations and maps for further information under Program Info tab.
The Fort McCoy Fall Quota Hunt applications are available online only by logging into your iSportsamn account and selecting Acquire Permits. No paper copies will be accepted.
The Youth Mentorship Program: Fort McCoy does not have a specific or seperate Youth Hunt for any of the hunting seasons; however youth (10 and older) can participate in any Fort McCoy hunt and can be entered into the drawing by submitting their own online permit application through their iSportman account. All participants (youth and mentors) must follow Fort McCoy regulations, WDNR guidelines and rules associated with the mentor program. Mentors and youth must be drawn and possess a valid Fort McCoy Fall Quota Hunt permit for any 2018 Fort McCoy hunting period. Maximim of 4 applicants for a group application.
Note: ALL applicants are required to provide a DNR Customer Number in their iSportsman account prior to applying. Individuals who do not yet have a DNR Customer Number will need to obtain one before applying for a Fort McCoy permit. Contact a WDNR Service Center or call their toll free number at 1-888-936-7463 (7 days a week from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM) to have one created. Applications without the DNR Customer Number will be removed from the drawing process. The DNR Customer Number should be included in your account information when you registered with the iSportman system.
Selection Process: Permit selections will be based on a random drawing of all online applications within three category placements (A, B or C) with separate permit allotments established for each category (see Category definition on application information sheet).
Category allotments are: (A) 25%, (B) 15%, and (C) 60%..
Category A applicants will be drawn first followed by Category B and then Category C. Any Category A or B applicants not selected in the initial drawing will be included in the Category C drawing.
Any Category A or B allotments not filled during the selection process will be available for the Category C drawing.
Any permits remaining after the initial drawing will be awarded first come first served. Online applications must be submitted by the deadline date.
Group applications will still be accepted. When you create a group, a ‘Group Key’ will be given to you at the end of the application process (after Checking-out and confirming your order), which you can share with those who you would like to join your group.
** If applying as a group with different 'Status', the application is included in the lower tier drawing (Example: A group with a Category A and a Category C applicant would be included in the Category C drawing).
** Individuals who indicate they are Category A (Active and Retired Military, Reserves and National Guard and military dependent ID card holders.) or Category B (Department of Defense (DoD) and Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) civilians, retired government civilians, other US Government Civilian ID Card Holders, and legal dependents (spouses and children 18 years old and younger) in their account must provide credentials to verify their status.
Any accounts that are not validated by time of the drawing will be considered Category C (General Public). Validation is required by August 1.
Applicants that provided proof of Category the previous year must still provide the information in 2018. The credential expiration dates will be added to your account information to reduce the need to provide this information in the future. Any social security number displayed on the copy of your ID must be BLOCKED OUT.
Copies of ID can be mailed, emailed, or dropped off at the Permit Sales Office.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
DIRECTORATE OF PUBLIC WORKS
IMMC-PWE-N (NATURAL RESOURCES)
2171 SOUTH 8TH AVE
FORT MCCOY WI 54656-5136
Permit Sales Office Location:
Permit Sales, Building 2168, Door 4, North Entrance (M-F 0700-1530)
2018 Fall Quota Hunt Seasons and Dates
2018 Fall Quota Hunt Information will be provided mid-April 2018
Selection results will be awarded to your i-Sportsman account. Login into your iSportsman account and click on Lottery to see your drawing results. Individuals who supplied and email address in their iSportsman account will receive an email notification of their drawing results.
Successful applicants will need to ADD the awarded Fort McCoy permit to their iSportsman account. Click on Available Permits, select awarded permit and add to cart. Proceed to Check-Out, and Confirm your order. By adding the awarded permit to your iSportsman account, this will allow you to Check-in to your specified activity during the hunting season.
You still must purchase your awarded permit through the WDNR GoWild licensing system starting from the date that is stated in your award permit information. See below information.
Permit Cost and Payment:
Successful applicants may purchase their awarded permit through the WDNR GoWild licensing system https://gowild.wi.gov starting at a specified date on the iSportsman web site.
Please direct any questions to the Fort McCoy Permit Sales Office
Located in building 2168
Open Monday through Friday
7:00a.m. – 3:30p.m.