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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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Rifle Coues Deer Hunt 2x1

Rifle Coues Deer Hunt 2x1 United States

This is a 4-5 day hunt, expect to see and/or stalk on mature coues deer between 85-115". This hunt is provided on atv/off-road vehicle/on foot or horseback whichever the client prefers. A typical day includes getting to a glassing point and glassing all morning and then stalking the deer in the midday while they are bedded. The hunter should expect a shot in the 250yd range up to their comfortable limit. The weather will be mild, chilly in the morning and sunny mid-day. The hunter to guide ratio is 2:1 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 is a draw hunt, all aplications must be submitted by second Tuesday in June. We hunt in units: 1, 8, 10, 17, 20, 27, 29, 30, 36.

Trip duration: 5 days

Trip available on: 22 October 2018 31 December 2018

$5,500 for 2 hunters
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2018 Elite Fallow Buck Trophy Hunt

2018 Elite Fallow Buck Trophy Hunt United States

Prized as an ornamental species for many years, the fallow deer (Dama dama) displays a variety of coat colours, ranging from red, brown and black, and even pure white coats. A black line runs along the back to the tail, and there are often white spots on the back during summer. The coat becomes darker and thicker in winter, and these white spots become more faint. Males have impressive antlers that can measure up to 70 centimetres in height. Calves are born with a coat similar to the summer coat of the adult. Edenwood Ranch and Preserve sits on beautiful forested land within Central Wisconsin’s Waushara County. Our trophy whitetails, elk, and fallow deer are renowned for their size, health and beauty. All hunts include fantastic luxury lodging, gourmet food, use of the rifle range or archery range. Best of all, no other hunting parties will be present while you are hunting. It’s your personal hunting ground. Our hunting guests can enjoy the comfort of our deluxe, fully enclosed hunting stands — all insulated, heated and equipped with high quality spotting scopes.

Trip duration: 3 days

Trip available on: 1 January 2018 31 December 2018

$4,750 for 1 hunter
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Archery Elk Hunt 2x1

Archery Elk Hunt 2x1 United States

This northwest corner of Montana does not have huge herds of elk but instead has many small bands throughout each drainage averaging 6-12 animals. We actually like it that way since fewer eyes, ears, and noses offer us a bit of an advantage. The bulls in this area are also still very vocal and respond to bugling due to a lack of hunting pressure. Our bow hunts are done on foot and above all, you will increase your chances of success immeasurably by being in the best physical shape possible. The ridges are high, the drainages steep, and the timber is thick. Under the best and luckiest of conditions and circumstances, elk never come easy. They’re cagey, wary, extraordinarily beautiful and majestic and will test your nerve when bearing down on you—chest heaving, bugling, raking, on high alert even though they’re hot and all worked up in the rut.

Trip duration: 7 days

Trip available on: 1 September 2018 14 October 2018

$6,600 for 2 hunters
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