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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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Upland Birds - Dove, Pheasant, Grouse

Upland Birds - Dove, Pheasant, Grouse United States

South Dakota has become a pheasant hunters dream spot. However, often overlooked is West River South Dakota's abundant sharptail grouse population and the greater prairie chicken. The greater prairie chicken is one of the most elusive birds that can be hunted. Here at the Prairie Highlands Lodge, we take great pride in differing ourselves from the other lodges in South Dakota that focus on the pheasant. It's important to us and our clients to offer land that has an abundance of wild native upland birds the way nature intended. In this area of South Dakota some of the highest pheasant and upland bird numbers in the nation can be found, with vast expanses of native prairie still intact they flourish along with the sharp-tail grouse and prairie chicken. You and your dog will no doubt put some miles on the tall grass prairie. Bringing Your Dog - We have kennels for your dogs on site.

Trip duration: 3 days

Trip available on: 7 October 2018 31 December 2018

$1,795 for 1 hunter
Washington Roosevelt Rifle Elk 1x1

Washington Roosevelt Rifle Elk 1x1 United States

100% Kill Rate All tags and license are available over the counter Most of our hunts can be paired with another hunt to become a combo hunt. Group rates are available Public Land/Private land in Washington Backpack Hunts Available Mountain Bike Hunts Available

Trip duration: 5 days

Trip available on: 3 November 2018 13 November 2018

$10,000 for 1 hunter
Mountain Lion Hunt

Mountain Lion Hunt United States

The mountain lion is a magnificent trophy, but an extremely elusive animal, requiring the aid of well-trained hounds. We hunt afoot, horseback, from four-wheel drives and snowmobiles, depending upon weather conditions. Fresh snow is always welcomed, but not absolutely necessary. We catch several lions each year on bare ground. The New Mexico season runs October through April. We try to harvest only mature toms. The big toms are the trophies. During the past 30 years we have earned a reputation as one of the top producers of mountain lions in New Mexico. Our success rate runs in excess of 80 percent every year. All of our lion hunts are ten- day hunts, unless an ON-CALL hunt has been arranged. Lion hunts can be combined with Bobcat, and Black Bear. Licenses are purchased over the counter

Trip duration: 10 days

Trip available on: 1 December 2018 31 March 2019

$6,000 for 1 hunter
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