2019 Fort McCoy Spring Turkey Information

Spring turkey application is now closed. Deadline to have applications submitted was 20 February, 2019.

Permit drawing results will be available the week of February 25th.

If selected for a Fort McCoy spring turkey permit, the permit will only be available online for purchase through your iSportsman account starting March 11, 2019.  The WDNR turkey license must be purchased seperatelty through the WDNR GoWild sysem after March 11, 2019.  Additional purchasing instructions will be included in your winning announcement. Starting March 2019, Fort McCoy permits will no longer be available for purchase through the DNR GoWild system.

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2019 Fort McCoy Spring Turkey Season Dates: The 2019 Spring Turkey hunting season on Fort McCoy consists of 6 hunting periods.  Each season running 5 days in length (Monday – Friday (except period A, which is 3-days (Wednesday - Friday)). This is done to minimize conflict with increased military training on the weekends and to provide a 2-day period open for scouting with no disruption to hunters. There will be a limited number of permits for each season.  Season permit quotas are based on training schedules and training area availability. You will go into a drawing based on your season preferences.

Period A: April 17-19  (Wed. thru Fri. hunt only) 

Period B: April 22-26  (Mon. thru Fri. hunt only) 

Period C: April 29 - May 3  (Mon. thru Fri. hunt only) 

Period D: May 6-10  (Mon. thru Fri. hunt only) 

Period E: May 13-17  (Mon. thru Fri. hunt only) 

Period F: May 20-24 (Mon. thru Fri. hunt only) 

Note: There is no spring turkey hunting on the weekends. Scouting is acceptable if training areas are open on the Game Line.

Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations click here.

Firearm Registration is required.   All spring turkey hunters are required to register their firearm(s) well in advance to their hunting season.  Click here for further directions. 

Minimum age requirement:  Fort McCoy requires a minimum age of 10 years to participate in spring turkey hunting. A maximum of 4 applicants per group including any youth.

Fort McCoy does not participate in the spring turkey youth hunt April 13-14, 2019.

Fort McCoy 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 make your own or download an activity card template from the iSportsman web site. Click here for template.

GameLine: Check the Game Line for training area closures daily prior to hunting.  You can check the Game Line by calling 866-277-1597, online at www.mccoy.isportsman.net, or at the kiosk at the Hunter Information Point at the intersection of Hwy 21 and South J Street.


Reporting Garlic Mustard: Do you want to play a part in managing the habitat where you hunt? 

The Fort McCoy Natural Resource Branch (NRB) is interested in finding hunters to help identify Garlic Mustard and report the location where it was found.  In doing so, you would help the Fort McCoy NRB to better treat and control the spread of this invasive species and improve the habitat in these areas.  If you would be interested, please email the Invasive Species Coordinator at james.raiten@colostate.edu  or the Permit Sales Office at usarmy.mccoy.imcom-central.mbx.dpw-permit-sales@mail.mil and we can provide you an informational packet that includes; How to identify Garlic Mustard, the known locations of Garlic Mustard on Fort McCoy,  as well as, other pertinent information. We appreciate any and all assistance.


Reporting Discarded Items: Help to maintain a clean and safe environment for wildlife and humans. If you come across dumped items such as household items, drums, concertina wire, etc., please mark and report the location(s) to Permit Sales so the appropriate authorities can be contacted to remove the items.


Contact Information: Permit Sales Office (Bldg 2168)

Open Monday through Friday

7:00a.m. – 3:30p.m.

Phone: 608-388-3337

E-mail: usarmy.mccoy.imcom-northeast.mail.dpw-permit-sales@mail.mil

iSportsman Website: www.mccoy.isportsman.net


Fort McCoy Hunting, Fishing and Trapping regulations are also available at the Permit Sales Office, online, and at the Hunter Information Point located south of Highway 21 at the intersection of Quarry Hill Road and Highway 21 and will be open for all hunting seasons.