for the 2009 Fort McCoy Spring Turkey Season now are available and can
be postmarked beginning Wednesday, Feb. 18. The Fort McCoy Permit
Sales Office will continue to process all applications and mail the
permits to successful applicants.
Beckmann, Fort McCoy wildlife biologist, said the installation still
is transitioning to use the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
(WDNR) Automated License Issuance System (ALIS) for the sale of all
hunting and fishing permits.
had anticipated to have everything in place for the Spring Turkey
Season, but were unable to finalize all the requirements needed to
make it a smooth and user-friendly system," he said.
important change to the 2009 Spring Turkey application process is that
all applicants are required to have a WDNR Customer Number when
applying for a permit.
who do not yet have a Customer Number can contact a WDNR Service
Center or call their toll free number at 888-936-7463 (seven-days a
week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.) to have one created to get their
said any application that doesn’t have a WDNR Customer Number will
be returned without action.
hope to have the ALIS process in place for the sale of fishing and
fall hunting permits later this year," Beckmann said. "Once
everything is in place, we expect the permit process will be more
convenient and efficient for our customers."
interested in the Spring Turkey season can get an application at the
Fort McCoy Public Web site, by e-mailing Permit Sales or picking them
up at the Permit Sales Office, 2168 South 8th Ave.
can be downloaded from the Fort McCoy Public Web site at
requests for applications can be sent to email@example.com.
2009 spring turkey season dates are April 15-17, April 20-24, April
27-May 1, May 4-8, May 11-15 and May 18-22.
are five-day hunts running Monday-Friday (except for the first season,
which is only three-days long and coincides with the start of the
Wisconsin spring turkey season).
weekends are included in the hunts because of increased military
training at McCoy at those times, Beckmann said.
cost of a Fort McCoy Spring Turkey Permit is $10.
in the form of a money order (payable to the Treasurer of the United
States) must be included with each application. Personal checks and
cash are not accepted. A maximum of four applications may be included
in an envelope.
details and restrictions accompany the application form. For more
information, call Permit Sales at 608-388-3337.