Why United States
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
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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
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 is generally expected and appreciated on most hunts in the USA. Tips generally range from 5 to 15 percent of the total hunt cost.
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.
Top hunts All hunts (1127)
Half Day Quail Hunt United States
Daybreak at the ranch is a majestic moment in time as the morning sun rises from the east behind the grand oak trees along "The Parkway" and the smell of New Orleans Community Coffee brewing at the main lodge. An orchestra of nature plays it's early morning sounds of ranch livestock, wildlife and birds beginning another day on the farm. A southern, country breakfast is served by the Ranch staff and your personal hunting guide prepares you for a productive day in the field hunting the historic Southern Bobwhite Quail or hunt in waist deep sorghum grain fields for Ringneck Pheasant or Chukar . We provide your personal hunting guide, excellent bird dogs, hunting ATV's, cold beverages in the field and high quality habitat for plentiful game. Our guides cater to every level of hunter expertise, from the most experienced wingshooter to the totally inexperienced hunter who desires to learn this classic sport. You're welcome to come with all of your hunting gear or without a gun, shells, hunting vests, hats or upland hunting clothing and we can accommodate you from our Ranch Sport Shop where we sell or rent everything you need. The morning hunt is from 8:30 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. The afternoon hunt is from 1:30 P.M. until 4:30 P.M. All hunts are by reservation only. All hunters are required to follow standard Hunter Safety Rules. After the hunt, kick back at the lodge in front of the massive stone fireplace, soak in the cedar wood hot tub or socialize and share your experiences during the hunt with your hunting partners at the Cabana Bar. We can process and package your game for travel or shipping, as well as for the taxidermist. All hunts are priced based upon a minimum of 2 hunters in each party. Solo Hunters are additional $125 per hunt MEALS & LODGING One Night's Lodging and Meals $195 per person per night
Trip duration: 1 day
Hunting season: 1 Oct 2019 30 Apr 2020
Rio Grande Turkey Hunt - 2020 United States
Hunt includes lodging, linens, food, & transportation to the hunt site. We will cape and dress your animal for you. Bag limit for 2 day hunt is 2 turkeys, 3 day hunt is 3 turkeys (4th turkey $200 extra). No hidden costs. *Please note that hunters arrive after 5 pm the day before the hunt and depart by 10 am the day after last hunt. Hunting license - http://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/licenses/hunting-licenses-and-permits
Trip duration: 2 - 3 days
Hunting season: 4 Apr 2020 17 May 2020
2020 Moose hunt United States
This is a 12 day trip, with 10 full days of hunting, September 5th – 16th. On top of the large moose in our exclusive area, wolf and wolverine harvest are at NO charge as long as the required permits through the Alaska Department of Fish and Game are purchased prior to the hunt and the seasons are open. Hunt options: We have a base camp/spike camp option for moose hunting. Our camps are all accessed via bush plane on wheels or floats, located in a prime glassing spot overlooking meadows, lakes and ponds. Hunters should fly into Anchorage on September 3rd and to King Salmon the morning of September 4th. Transportation into the field will occur on September 5th for the start legal hunting on September 6th. Transportation out of the field will be on September 16th, or before if animal is harvested. All weather depending. Commercial flights from King Salmon to Anchorage should be scheduled with a refundable ticket for the morning of September 18th. All guides have CPR and First Aid training and advanced courses in medical training (example – wilderness first responder or wilderness first aid). All guides will have and carry with them into the field each day: satellite phones, personal locator beacons, and GPS to provide a very safe hunt. Lodging in the field: One 10 x 10 sleep tent and a 8 x 8 cook tent will be used(or similar). Tents will be of the highest quality and include Alaska Tent and Tarp Arctic Ovens, Bombshelter tents, Cabela’s Outfitter tents or a combination. Meals will consist of fresh cooked and freeze dried meals. Modifications can be made upon request.
Trip duration: 13 days
Hunting season: 5 Sep 2020 16 Sep 2020
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