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 email@example.com.
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.
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Spring Nebraska Turkey Hunt United States
Our wild Merriam’s cross turkey are a five way cross producing a really big hybridized turkey. There are plenty of longbeards strutting around and they can be easily heard gobbling. We have prime spots to hunt Nebraska Merriam’s cross turkeys. Open grassland and tree lines offer many hunting opportunities. We have some of the best land for turkey hunting in Nebraska. Our movable ground blinds are available for an incredible hunting experience. We offer a 4 night/3 day turkey hunt. Hunters arrive the day before they begin their hunt. While you are staying at our beautiful cedar log lodge, you will be able to take advantage of great fishing between peak hunting times. Our 20 acre boomerang lake is stocked with large-mouthed bass, northern pike, bluegill, catfish, and crappie. Hunting license and permits can be purchased at www.outdoornebraska.gov for Pawnee County, Nebraska.
Trip duration: 3 days
Trip available on: 13 April 2019 31 May 2019
Squirrel Hunt United States
A time honored tradition for beginners, squirrel hunting is an action packed challenge that teaches essential hunting skills and yields surprisingly delicious meat. Please note that there is no hunting on Sundays!
Trip duration: 1 day
Trip available on: 28 September 2019 29 February 2020
Alaska Duck 2x1 Hunting United States
Our camp located near the famous areas of Pilot Point, and Cinder River offers waterfowl hunters great gunning for Canada geese and puddle ducks. Next to Izembek Lagoon this area holds the largest population of cackling, lesser, and Aleutian Canada geese as well as 1000’s of puddle ducks. We will fly out to the hunting grounds every morning and hunt many different locations along the beaches. This area is full of lakes and ponds as well as berry fields where the birds feed. Large spreads of decoys and layout blinds provide hunters with non-stop action. During this time the silver salmon and arctic char fishing is world class during this time also, an afternoon of fishing is a good way to top off this world class adventure. Alaska offers some of the best seaduck hunting there is to offer, and our hunts on Kodiak are unmatched. We only take 2 hunters at a time for this 5-day hunt, and we are the only guide in Alaska with a scull boat. We are able to collect up to 13 species of birds on this hunt. You will be personally guided by Phil Byrd who has a lifetime of waterfowl hunting experience. We normally have the opportunity to collect the following species that are in the best plumage: Species Harlequin Old Squaw Barrows Golden Eye Common Golden Eye White Wing Scooter Common Scooter Surf Scooter Common Merganser Red Breasted Merganser Pacific Common Eider Greater Scuap Buffle Head
Trip duration: 5 days
Trip available on: 1 December 2019 31 January 2020
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