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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

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


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.

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Whitetail Archery Hunt in Pre-Rut

Whitetail Archery Hunt in Pre-Rut United States

Bridge Creek Outfitters is a premiere hunting destination for the serious whitetail hunter. We offer an exceptional guided hunting experience on over 4,000 acres in Northeast Missouri. Quality deer management on our property is no longer a practice, but a lifestyle. We strive to provide hunters with a trophy whitetail experience that is second to none. We have devoted our time and attention to managing a healthy herd through a number of quality management best practices. Each year we enhance our management portfolio with new food plots, strategic woodland management, sophisticated game monitoring and property cycling. Our efforts have resulted in an exponential increase in harvesting large, mature bucks! For the hunt you must have a Missouri hunting license. Permit rates and hunting dates can be found on the Missouri Department of Conservation website (

Trip duration: 5 days

Trip available on: 24 October 2017 28 October 2017

$2,250 for 1 hunter
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White-tailed deer hunt

White-tailed deer hunt United States

We offer quality whitetail hunts on leased private land. Our bucks will general score 120″ to 150″ We offer September bow hunts and October and November rifle hunts. We accommodate archery to long range shooting and can build a hunt for you that will fit your schedule and the style of hunting you prefer. We can accommodate groups if you book early but we limit the number of deer we take to keep quality deer on the leases. Come hunt with us for a great buck to hang on the wall.

Trip duration: 5 days

Trip available on: 1 September 2017 1 November 2017

$3,250 for 1 hunter
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10 Day Alaska Peninsula Brown Bear Hunt

10 Day Alaska Peninsula Brown Bear Hunt United States

Most Alaskan hunters dream of taking a Brown Bear during the course of their lives. The 10-day Brown Bear hunting package offers an all-inclusive hunt for one of the proudest and most feared of all the mammals found in North America. The hunt is conducted in the Fall for odd years and in the Spring for even years. Clients are responsible for transportation to the lodge. After you get to Cusack’s Lodge, our experienced Alaska Bush Pilot/Guide will take you to the hunting grounds. Accommodations are first rate hunting camps and our gorgeous log lodge where all modern amenities are available. Meals at the lodge and in the field are of the highest standard. 2017 Hunt Dates Available: FALL 2017: September 20 - October 22 SPRING 2018: May 10 - 31

Trip duration: 10 days

Trip available on: 20 September 2017 22 October 2017

$24,500 for 1 hunter
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