McCoy fall quota hunting application,
selection process revised
|The application and selection process for all 2012 fall
quota hunt permits (Gun-Deer, Cantonment Archery, and Fall Turkey) at
Fort McCoy has been revised in line with Department of the Army
Permit selection no longer will be based on a first-come, first-served
basis. Selection will be conducted using a random drawing of all
applications received by the deadline date, June 15, with separate
permit allotments established for each of three application categories.
David Beckmann, Fort McCoy wildlife biologist, said the new Fort McCoy
fall quota hunting procedures will not affect non-quota hunts, such as
general archery and small game.
Permits for fall quota hunts will be awarded based on applications
received in three categories, which are: A) active and retired military,
Reserve and National Guard and military dependent identification-card
holders, B) active and retired Department of Defense and nonappropriated
fund civilian employees and their legal dependents, and, C) general
public. The category allotments will be A) 25 percent, B) 15 percent and
C) 60 percent. Any permits not awarded during the category A and B
drawing will be available to category C applicants.
Hunters can download the application and instructions from the Fort
McCoy public website, or the information is available by sending an
e-mail request to the Permit Sales Office at
Applications for the Fort McCoy fall quota hunting seasons can be
postmarked or submitted at any time and must be postmarked or delivered
to Fort McCoy by Friday, June 15, Beckmann said.
Applications also can be dropped off at the Permit Sales Office,
building 2168, or the Visitor Control Center, building 35, by 3:30 p.m.
Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified through the mail
by Aug. 1. Beckmann said this allows unsuccessful applicants an
opportunity to find alternative hunting areas elsewhere.
The gun-deer season will coincide with the state of Wisconsin season
from Nov. 17-25. Cantonment archery and fall turkey seasons will begin
Sept. 15. A full list of season dates is available at the Fort McCoy
public website www.mccoy.army.mil.
Beckmann said anyone interested in participating in any of these hunts
is encouraged to get their applications postmarked and mailed or dropped
off as soon as possible. This allows the information to be computerized
and reduces the time to update the database before the drawing.
Several changes have been made to the installation gun-deer hunting
seasons this year. Beckmann said the muzzle-loader season and the
seven-day gun-deer permit will not be available because Fort McCoy has
reached its overwinter deer population goal and can manage the
population using the gun-deer season. Hunters still may use
muzzle-loaders during the gun-deer season. The youth mentorship program
will continue for all hunting seasons. Participants must follow Fort
McCoy regulations and any Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR)
guidelines and rules associated with the program and obtain the
necessary Fort McCoy permits.
A limited number of Fort McCoy Gun-Deer Bonus Tags may be available if
deer-management strategies dictate. Information regarding the Fort McCoy
Gun-Deer Bonus Tags will be available at the Permit Sales Office, Fort
McCoy public website, and the Hunter Information Points by Oct. 1,
Beckmann said. The number of gun-deer permits will remain at 2,000; the
number of bonus tags will be determined following the analysis of summer
deer surveys, Beckmann said.
Applications must include a WDNR customer number, which is available
from a WDNR Service Center or by calling 1-888-936-7463. Successful
applicants must purchase their permits at a WDNR Automated License
Issuance System agents, such as a WDNR Service Center, local sport
shops, the Pine View Campground or from the WDNR website at
For questions regarding the new application procedures, general hunting
information and procedures, call the Permit Sales Office at