Fort McCoy News June 9, 2017

Fall hunting applications available soon on iSportsman

Hunters looking to apply for fall hunts at Fort McCoy can begin applying for permits June 16.

Fall quota season permit applications for 2017 are scheduled to be posted to the Fort McCoy iSportsman website,, by June 16. The Fort McCoy trapping-season application will be available in August.

Fort McCoy offers a limited number of hunting permits through a drawing process for nine-day gun-deer, cantonment archery, fall turkey, and trapping seasons, as well as the gun hunt for hunters with disabilities.

Turkeys are shown on Fort McCoy’s North Post. Applications for the post’s fall turkey hunt will be among those available June 16.
Turkeys are shown on Fort McCoy's North Post. Applications for the
post's fall turkey hunt will be among those available June 16.
Photo by
Scott T. Sturkol

Those who would like to apply for a permit must submit an online application to enter the drawing; no paper applications will be available. There is no application fee.

Applicants must have an iSportsman account in order to apply. All iSportsman accounts must include a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources customer ID number.

Access the online applications by logging into an iSportsman account and clicking on "acquire permits."

Follow the online application prompts, save the application to the cart, and make sure to "check out" and confirm the order. Only four people may be listed per group application order.

Quota permit applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. July 31. Drawing results are expected to be available after Aug. 7.

Applicants who are selected may purchase their Fort McCoy permits through the WDNR GoWild licensing system after Aug. 21.

For more information about hunting and fishing on Fort McCoy, call the Permit Sales Office at 608-388-3337.

   (Article prepared by the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office and Permit Sales Office.)