participating in Fort McCoy hunting and fishing activities will see a
new process when requesting a permit. After a two-year cooperative
effort with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), Fort
McCoy has established procedures to sell hunting and fishing permits
through the stateís Automated License Issuance System (ALIS).
Pam Johnson of the Fort McCoy
Outdoor Recreation staff checks out the ALIS site at the Pine
View Recreation Area. Hunting and fishing licenses, including
those from Fort McCoy, now are available for sale on ALIS. (Photo
by Rob Schuette)
bill to allow ALIS, which is administered through the WDNR Bureau of
Customer Services and Licensing, to sell Fort McCoy permits was passed
by the Wisconsin Legislature and signed by Gov. Jim Doyle. The final
details were negotiated between the WDNR and Fort McCoy, said David
Beckmann, installation wildlife biologist.
new process will allow hunters and anglers to purchase their Fort
McCoy permits at any authorized ALIS agent throughout Wisconsin, said
Beckmann. The Fort McCoy permits will not be available through the
Internet or by phone, he said.
McCoy fisheries biologist John Noble said the implementation of the
system means sportsmen will have an easier process to purchase needed
permits and licenses for the Wisconsin Inland Fishing season, which
begins Saturday, May 2.
system will set up a one stop-shop location for people to buy state
and Fort McCoy fishing licenses/permits," Noble said.
means they wonít have to drive out to Fort McCoy to get the
installation permits," he said. "If people decide they want
to go fishing in the evening or on a weekend, they donít have to
wait until (Fort McCoy) offices are open."
available for quota hunts
McCoy 2009 Fall Quota Hunting Season applications are
seasons include gun-deer, cantonment archery, muzzle loader and
can be picked up at the Permit Sales Office, building 2168, or
downloaded and printed off the Web site
by clicking on Recreation Opportunities, Fishing and Hunting,
Applications and Fall Hunting Applications.
can be postmarked beginning Monday, March 30.
more information, call the Fort McCoy Permit Sales Office at
who would like to receive one of the Fort McCoy nonquota permits, such
as fishing, archery, or small game, can go to one of the many ALIS
interested in one of the Fort McCoy quota hunts (gun-deer, fall and
spring turkey, muzzle-loader, cantonment archery, and disabled deer
hunt) still will be required to apply for a permit through the
installationís Permit Sales Office.
they no longer will need to provide a money order with their
application. Once an applicant has been selected, they will be
notified by mail and instructed to purchase their permit at an ALIS
an applicant has been selected, the Permit Sales Office will provide
the required information to the WDNR to enter into their ALIS
database, said Beckman.
in place, the permit information will appear on the ALIS vendor
screen, after the appropriate WDNR license has been purchased, when
the individual goes to purchase their permit.
Balliett, chief of the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works (DPW)
Environmental Division, said Fort McCoy transitioned to the WDNR ALIS
service to better serve its customers and staff.
will find it more convenient to purchase fishing and hunting licenses
at local businesses that have ALIS capabilities.
local sportsmen, for example, Fort McCoy permits/licenses will be sold
at Wal-Marts in Tomah and Sparta, as well as Roscoís Live Bait in
Tomah and Don and Viís Fishing Hunting Sports Store in Sparta. All
of these locations will have necessary state fishing and/or hunting
licenses/permits, as well.
other military personnel at Fort McCoy and civilians who decide to
purchase state and/or Fort McCoy licenses/permits at the installation
can go to the Post Exchange (PX), building 1538, for authorized
military personnel only, or go to the Pine View Recreation Area,
building 8053, for the public, to get access to ALIS services.
McCoy hunting and fishing regulations can be obtained at the Pine View
Recreation Area and at the Fort McCoy Welcome Center near the Main
Gate. Both of these locations can be accessed without entering the
installationís cantonment area.
McCoy fishing and hunting (for quota-only) applications will be
available at these sites or by going to the Fort McCoy Public Web site
and clicking on recreation opportunities, fishing and hunting and
applications or regulations.
more information about fishing/hunting permits, personnel can visit
the Fort McCoy public Web site or call the Permit Sales Office at 608-