Hunting in United States

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1150 hunting trips from 164 outfitters starting from $125

1150 hunts
$125 starting from
66 animals
85km to the nearest trip

Why United States

Hunting in United States: Vast selection of species

Vast selection of species

The United States offers a vast selection of species to hunt, many of which cannot be hunted anywhere else in the world

Hunting in United States: Variety of hunt options

Variety of hunt options

The United States features diverse terrain, and different regions of the country use different hunting methods. This allows hunters a wide variety of hunt options to suit their physical abilities and preferred method of hunting. From the Eastern hardwood timbers to the plains and Rocky Mountains of the West, picturesque scenery and unique challenges await the hunter venturing to the United States

Hunting in United States: Safe destination

Safe destination

The United States is a safe destination that is easy to get to from nearly anywhere in the world

About hunting in United States

The United States is a huge country with diverse terrain, almost two dozen species of big game, and a wide variety of waterfowl, small game, and upland birds. There are few places in the world more exciting and challenging to hunt. From the snowy peaks of the northern Rockies to the deserts of the Southwest to the hardwood forests of the East and Midwest, the wide variety of landscapes provide a breathtaking array of hunting experiences for a plentiful selection of game animals. Whether you desire pronghorn, mountain goat, moose, white-tailed deer, bighorn sheep, black bear, mule deer, elk, or mountain lion, each offers a different adventure. Because hunting in the USA is managed on a state-by-state basis and the game and terrain is so varied, it’s easy to find a trip perfect for your skill level, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced hunter. From stand hunting for whitetails to spot-and-stalk hunting for elk to pursuing mountain lions over a pack of hounds, there is something for every hunter in the vast forests, plains, and mountains of the United States.

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What you need to know

  • 1. Planning your trip
  • 2. Upon arrival
  • 3. Hunting
  • 4. After the hunt

Planning your trip

Visas, laws, and regulations

The United States requires a visa for entry, but citizens or nationals Canada and Bermuda, as well as of countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program, are exempt from the requirement if they are traveling to the United States for 90 days or less. Find the list of countries eligible for the visa waiver here.

Travelers must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from their planned departure from the USA, and those using the Visa Waiver Program must have an e-passport.

Importing Firearms

Visiting hunters who are not citizens or legal residents of the United States are required to obtain a federal permit for their firearms and ammunition in advance of their arrival through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and firearms (ATF). You will need to obtain and complete ATF Form 6NIA (5330.3D Application/Permit for Temporary Importation of Firearms and Ammunition by Nonimmigrant Aliens) to apply for the ATF permit. Contact ATF's Firearms and Explosives Import office with questions at eps@atf.gov.

Licenses and Tags

All states in the United States require hunters to have a state-issued hunting license to hunt within the borders of that state. In many cases an additional permit for the specific animal, or “tag,” is also required. In many states, a valid hunting license from your home country will allow you to purchase the required hunting license; in some states, however, you may be required to prove that you have completed a hunter education course in order to buy a license. If you are hunting migratory birds, including ducks and doves, you will also be required to purchase a Federal Migratory Bird Stamp. Your outfitter will provide you with details of what licenses and tags are required for your specific hunt and how to purchase them.

Upon arrival

Procedures

Upon arrival into the United States you will go through passport control then proceed on to collect your bags and firearms for customs inspection. You re-check your bags with your airline for your next flight and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) official will check your firearm, then escort it to your plane. TSA regulations require that firearms must be transported unloaded in a hard-sided, locked case, and ammunition must be checked in a separate bag. Certain airlines may have additional restrictions.

Hunting

Wildlife management in the United States is handled on a state-by-state basis. Each state has its own hunting rules and regulations, and even within a particular state, hunting styles as well as gear and clothing may differ widely. Most outfitters can be relied upon to provide a list of recommended gear and clothing, as well as suggestions for firearm types and calibers. Stand hunts, for example, often call for heavy, warm clothing, while hunters venturing to the mountains or taking on strenuous spot-and-stalk hunts should dress in layers. Comfortable boots appropriate to the terrain are a must for any hunt. Some states require hunters to wear a fluorescent orange hat, vest, or sometimes both. Because enforcement of hunting regulations is taken very seriously in the United States, it’s a good idea to obtain a copy of the state regulations where you will be hunting and familiarize yourself with them. Look for these regulations on the website of the fish and game agency in the state you plan to hunt.

After the hunt

Tipping

Tipping is generally expected and appreciated on most hunts in the USA. Tips generally range from 5 to 15 percent of the total hunt cost.

Taxidermy

Your outfitter should be able to recommend local taxidermists and meat processors, but these services are not included in the hunt cost. Discuss these aspects with your outfitter before arrival. Local taxidermists can prepare and pack trophies to your specifications, but it will be up to you to check legalities and arrange transport and shipment of the trophies to your home.

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Last Spots! Summer Thermal Hog Hunt

Last Spots! Summer Thermal Hog Hunt United States

This is a challenging hunt where it requires walking long distances and crossing fences while carrying equipment to specified hunting areas (spot & stalk). Hunting hours dependent upon current weather conditions. We have last spots available for this hunt: Aug. 20 & 21, 2021 for 3 hunters (min. 2 hunters) Aug. 27 & 28, 2021 for 3 hunters (min. 2 hunters) Sept.3 & 4, 2021 for 3 hunters (min. 2 hunters) Sept. 10 & 11, 2021 for 3 hunters (min. 2 hunters) Sept. 17 & 18, 2021 for 3 hunters (min. 2 hunters) Sept. 24 & 25, 2021 for 3 hunters (min. 2 hunters) We provide thermal scopes, rifles and ammunition but you're more than welcome to bring your own equipment. Limit 5 hogs per day (only 1 hog per day/hunter will be dressed & quartered upon request). We can also refer local meat processors. Minimum of 2 hunters & maximum of 3 hunters per booking. Hunt includes lodging, linens, food, guides & transportation to the hunt site. No hidden fees. **Please note that hunters arrive after 6 pm (no dinner provided) on the day of the hunt & depart by 11 am next day after hunt.** Nearest airport (1 hr. & 15 min.away)-Wichita Falls, Tx (http://www.flywichitafalls.net/) Hertz Rent-a-Car – hertz.com Avis Car Rental – avis.com Budget Rent A Car – budget.com (http://www.flywichitafalls.net/car-rental/) Hunting license - http://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/licenses/hunting-licenses-and-permits

Trip duration: 1 - 2 days

Hunting season: 22 May 2021 19 Sep 2021

Price from $350 for 1 day, 1 hunter
2021/2022 Semi-Guided Predator

2021/2022 Semi-Guided Predator United States

This sprawling private cattle ranch was only sporadically hunted by a few family members until recently. Sportsmen will appreciate the opportunities for abundant game that roam the ranch in Southeast Nebraska. We offer a 3 day and 2 night predator hunt. Open grassland and tree lines offer many hunting opportunities for predators such as fox, coyote, bobcat, and badger. We will provide you with a map of the property along with locations where you can hunt. Hunters are able to spotlight and hunt at night in Nebraska. You may choose to hunt with a call and decoy, spot and stock, or hunt over bait. Our movable ground blinds are available. Hunting license and permits can be purchased at https://ngpc-home.ne.gov/. Out of state resident’s will need a small game permit and furbearers license. Nebraska residents will need a furbearers license. Hunters can also enjoy excellent catch and release fishing when they are not hunting. Our 20-acre boomerang lake is stocked with large-mouthed bass, northern pike, bluegill, catfish, and crappie.

Trip duration: 3 days

Hunting season: 1 Dec 2021 1 Mar 2022

Package price $600 for 3 days, 1 hunter
Spring Idaho Bear Hunt 1x1

Spring Idaho Bear Hunt 1x1 United States

1 Hunter $5000 2 Hunters $3500 each 3-4 Hunters $3000 each For your Idaho bear hunt you will enjoy the great outdoors camping in wall tents. You’ll also be riding ATV’s to and from baits or following hounds. OUR BEAR HUNTS ARE IN UNIT 16, 16A and 17. The hunts in these units are offered at reduced tag price of $41.75 and you are allowed 2 tags in those units. The 2nd bear requires a $500 trophy fee, for hunters 17 years old and younger the 2nd bear is free.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 1 May 2022 30 Jun 2022

Package price $5,000 for 5 days, 1 hunter
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