2013/2014 Fort McCoy Hunting/Fishing Information
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2013 Fishing Information:

Early Trout Season (Catch and Release Only - Streams Only): March 2 - April 28, 2013 and March 1 - April 27, 2014
Fishing on Streams: May 4 - September 30, 2013
Fishing on Lakes: May 4, 2013 through March 2, 2014
Lost Lake: Fishing is open on the North Flowage and Lost Lake for pan fish year-round. Note: North Flowage Bass fishing is from May 4, 2013 through March 2, 2014
Fishing is open on the North Flowage for pan fish year-round. Note: North Flowage Bass fishing is from May 4, 2013 through March 2, 2014.

  Fishing Permit


(children under 16 years)
  $  8.00

(65 years or older)
  $  8.00

  $  8.00

  $  8.00

All persons fishing on Fort McCoy are required to have a Fort McCoy Fishing Permit and appropriate Wisconsin Fishing license (with trout stamp if fishing for trout).

Children (under 16 years old) fishing with a state licensed angler who possesses a Wisconsin Fishing License and Fort McCoy Fishing Permit are not required to purchase a Fort McCoy Fishing Permit. Fish caught by the child/children are included in the accompanying license/permit holder's daily bag limit. Children fishing independently, or who would like their own bag limit, are required to purchase a Fort McCoy Youth Fishing Permit.

Please refer to the Fort McCoy Fishing Regulations for bag, possession, and size limits at: http://www.mccoy.army.mil

2013 Hunting Information:

State License and Fort McCoy Permits Required

  Non-Quota Hunts
Small Game*
(Includes waterfowl)
  $13.00 Concurrent with State Season Dates
NO Small Game hunting during
the 9-day Gun-Deer season
(Nov. 23 – Dec. 1)
NO Small Game
Hunting from
Mar. 1– Aug.31
State Season Dates http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/dates.html

Archery*   $17.00 Sept. 14 - Nov. 21
Dec. 2 - Dec. 31
No Archery hunting
during the 9-day
Gun-Deer season
(Nov. 23 – Dec. 1)

  Quota Hunts -
Available through the Fort McCoy application process. Contact the Permit Sales Office for specific application information.

Fall Turkey*   $13.00 Sept. 14 - Nov. 21
Dec. 2 - Dec. 31

Applications available
until quota filled

Cantonment Archery*
(Restricted Areas)
  $13.00 Sept. 14 - Nov. 21
Dec. 2 - Dec. 31

Application Deadline

(9-day permit)
  $21.00 Nov. 23 - Dec. 1
Application Deadline

Muzzle-Loader     --- --- HUNT CANCELLED

Deer - Disabled Hunt   $10.00 Oct. 5 – Oct. 6
Application Available
in July

Spring Turkey   $13.00 (Monday
Period A: Apr. 10-12
Period B: Apr. 15-19
Period C: Apr. 22-26
Period D: Apr. 29 - May 3
Period E: May 6-10
Period F: May 13-17

Trapping   $20.00 Concurrent with State
Limited Permits Available

Application Available
in July

*  Tentative dates.  Consult 2013 Wisconsin Hunting Regulation Pamphlet for specific dates.

All seasons, dates and fees are subject to change by Fort McCoy authorities.

All Fort McCoy hunting and fishing permits are sold through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Automated License Issuance System (ALIS). Permits can be purchased at any authorized WDNR ALIS vendor throughout Wisconsin including WDNR Service Centers, Fort McCoy Post Exchange (military ID required), and Fort McCoy Pine View Campground. Fort McCoy permits are also available through the WDNR Online Licensing Center at http://dnr.wi.gov/. Permits are not sold through the Permit Sales Office.

Deer Hunt for Disabled Persons – Fort McCoy sponsors a 2-day deer hunt the first weekend in October. ALL individuals participating in the Fort McCoy Disabled Hunt must possess a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Class A, B, C or D Permit, a valid 2013 Wisconsin Gun Deer License, and a Fort McCoy Disabled Hunt permit. To qualify for the Fort McCoy Disabled Hunt under a WDNR Class B permit, the permit must be issued for longer than 1 year and authorizes hunting/shooting from a stationary vehicle.

Gun-Deer Season - Fort McCoy has a modified 9-day gun-deer season that is referred to as a 2-2-5. This season incorporates 2 days of buck only (Saturday and Sunday), 2 days of either sex (Monday and Tuesday), concluded by 5 days of buck only (Wednesday through Sunday). Fort McCoy is a separate Deer Management Unit and issues its own Hunter Choice Permits and Bonus Tags. State of Wisconsin Bonus Tags are not valid on Fort McCoy.

(608) 388-4263

The Game Line recording, (608) 388-4263, lists hunting areas that are closed on any particular day. The Game Line listing will be updated by Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security by 3:30 p.m. each Monday afternoon and again by 3:30 p.m. each Friday afternoon. The Fort McCoy Police Department will post information at the Hunter Information Point. Fort McCoy reserves the right to update hunting area closures at any time if needed. ALL hunters and anglers are required to call the Game Line daily at (608) 388-4263 for any changes.

Fort McCoy hunting regulations and maps will be available at the Fort McCoy Visitor Control Center, Permit Sales Office (Bldg 2168), Hunter Information Point, and on the Fort McCoy website at www.mccoy.army.mil (website does not include hunting maps).

Permit Sales Office Hours – Open Monday through Friday, 7:00a.m. – 3:30p.m. Bldg 2168
Phone: 608-388-3337

Fort McCoy Visitor Control Center Hours – Open Monday through Friday, 7:30a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (608) 388-4988
Bldg 35 (adjacent to Main Gate)

Wisconsin ACT 51 – DOES NOT APPLY ON FORT MCCOY. When transporting weapons, weapons need to be unloaded and cased.


Wisconsin has passed a law allowing individuals to carry a concealed weapon with the proper permit. However, in accordance with Army Regulation 190-11 para 4-5a, possession of a concealed weapon is prohibited on Fort McCoy. Carrying a concealed weapon will result in criminal prosecution, fines, revocation or suspension of hunting, fishing, trapping and firewood cutting privileges, and/or other disciplinary action.

To receive an application: Send a self-addressed stamp envelope (specify type of application) to:

Directorate of Public Works
ATTN: IMMC-PWE-N (Permit Sales)
2171 South 8th Avenue
Fort McCoy, WI 54656-5136


E-mail: usarmy.mccoy.imcom-central.mbx.dpw-permit-sales@mail.mil to request an application be e-mailed to you

Contact Information

2168 South 8th Ave
Fort McCoy, WI 54656


Permit Sales
7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday