Hunting in United States

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1161 hunts
$125 starting from
66 animals
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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.

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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Nevada 7 Day Mtn Lion Hunt Week 6

Nevada 7 Day Mtn Lion Hunt Week 6 United States

The day typically starts by waking up at 4:00 am and we are leaving camp or town by 5:00 am, each client has his or her own guide with a pack of 10-12 seasoned hounds fitted with gps tracking collars, horses/mules,side-by-side 4x4 truck equipped with 2 way UHF radios for comunications etc.. The guide will begin looking for lion tracks that have crossed two track jeep trails, ranching and mining roads or horse and game trails that cross cut the large mountain ranges that the large predators call home . Once the guide or the hounds find the track , the guide will determine age of track and size and sex of the animal and will decide if it a animal we should pursue or not. We persue these predators by putting our hounds on the track. Most weeks there are two hunters in camp for the week, possibly three hunters. TEAM WORK After the first animal is harvested all efforts of the the guides with their hounds horses and equipment will be focused on getting the second hunter an animal. This becomes a team effort and has allowed us to harvest large numbers of exceptional lions over the decades of hunting we have under our belts. Whether it be snow or dry ground conditions, we are consistent in harvesting large numbers of trophy toms, even in the most difficult conditions. We credit this to thousands of hours afield in pursuit of these animals, exceptionally driven and talented dogs that have been selectively bred for one purpose; to surpass and surmount even the most difficult scenting conditions and terrain with ease, and the years of experience the pursuit of these incredibly tough animals have given us as guides to be able to handle any situation that may arise. Our snow hunts typically run from November 15- March 31st and our dry ground hunts can be conducted year round. Short notice hunts and last minute hunts are also welcome. Feel free to contact me at any time for openings.

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 16 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021

Package price $6,000 for 7 days, 1 hunter
Yacht Based Sitka Black Tailed Deer 2021

Yacht Based Sitka Black Tailed Deer 2021 United States

Hunting the secretive Sitka Black-tail Deer in the rainforests of southeastern Alaska is a relaxing, yet rather stimulating hunt. Hunts are taken in November, during the peak of the rut, or December, post-rut. Rut conditions and/or snow generally bring the deer down near sea level, however, hunters should be prepared to hike in a forest environment. Hunting is a walk-then-sit style. Bucks during the rut often readily respond to a doe or fawn bleat, coming to a simple call; often at very close range, making for an exciting experience. Post-rut hunts are more spot-and stalk type hunts with shots ranging 100-300 yards. Weather to expect in November/December:Rain/Snow mixture with temperatures in the low teens to low 40's. Daylight is low, morning light arrives about 7:30 am with evening darkness returning by 3:30 pm. Our Sitka black-tailed deer hunt are 6 days of hunting, travel days extra. Price per hunter is $ 8,000, non-hunter fee $4,750. Please inquire for available dates!

Trip duration: 6 days

Hunting season: 1 Nov 2021 31 Dec 2021

Package price $8,000 for 6 days, 1 hunter
Javelina / Predator Hunt 1x1

Javelina / Predator Hunt 1x1 United States

This is a 3 day hunt, expect to see and/or stalk on mature Javelina several times if needed on your hunt. This hunt is provided on atv/off-road vehicle/on foot. A typical day includes getting to a glassing point and glassing all morning and then stalking the Javelina throughout the day. The hunter should expect a shot in the 10-150yd range up to their comfortable limit and the weapon they are using. The weather will be mild, chilly in the morning and sunny mid-day. The hunter to guide ratio is 1:1 in the this hunting camp unless otherwise requested...every hunter gets the best chance at a trophy and often times there will be two guides helping out the hunter. This hunt is usually joined as a predator combo hunt at no charge if the hunter is interested in doing so. Archery season January 1-23, Youth Only January 24-February 3, Handgun-Archery-Muzzleoader February 4-20, Rifle February 1-26. (Dates are approximate and may change). Travel to and from Phoenix intl airport, or drive to the hunt location. No tents for this hunt, it is located on a private ranch in AZ with 2 ranch houses, great food and great sleep are guaranteed on this hunt! All travel, food, and lodging are provided from your point of arrival here in AZ to hunt camp etc is provided, food, trophy/meat preparation, delivery of meat to processor. This is a draw hunt, all application info must be turned in be second Tuesday in October. Draw odds are nearly 100%. 1X1 $1,850 2X1 $1,500 3X1 $1,200

Trip duration: 3 days

Hunting season: 16 Feb 2021 22 Feb 2021

Package price $1,850 for 3 days, 1 hunter
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