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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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Whitetail Deer 7-day Hunt '19

Whitetail Deer 7-day Hunt '19 United States

For hunters interested in whitetail deer hunting, we have some super bucks and Boone and Crockett will confirm that the Flathead National Forest is one of the largest producers of trophy whitetail deer on public land in the country. We have a variety of choices to hunt Whitetails either in combination with other species or targeting whitetails specifically. This is our highest success category for our hunts, and whitetail deer are too often over looked in Montana.

Trip duration: 7 days

Trip available on: 26 October 2019 1 November 2019

$5,200 for 1 hunter
Brooks Range Dall Sheep Hunt

Brooks Range Dall Sheep Hunt United States

Tag: $850 for non-resident, $1,100 for non-resident aliens Charter fee: $2000 payable to the Air Charter company in Cold Foot Hunters may also take Grizzly on a trophy fee basis ($7500) plus tag fee, Tag: $1000 for non-residents, $1300 for non-resident aliens Hunters may take Caribou on a trophy fee basis ($4500) plus tag fee of $650 for non-residents, $850 for non-resident aliens Hunters may take Wolf at no charge plus tag fee Tag: $60 for non-residents, $100 for non-resident Aliens HUNT DATES: August 7 - 19 and August 19 -30 Your trip begins with you flying to Anchorage, and then onto Fairbanks. Once in Fairbanks you will fly on a regularly scheduled flight with Air Arctic or Wrights Air to Cold Foot. When you arrive in Cold Foot you will be met either by me or the staff of Coyote Air (they will have all of your information). Coyote Air will then fly you to my hunt area with me and my Assistant Guide, or I will already be in the hunt area waiting to meet you.

Trip duration: 10 days

Trip available on: 7 August 2019 30 August 2019

$16,500 for 1 hunter
Guided 3 Day Rut Gun Hunts

Guided 3 Day Rut Gun Hunts United States

All of our properties have a wide range of hunting terrain from mature pines, young pines, hardwood bottoms, and clear cuts. We plant multiple food plots with shooting houses and tree stands in place. We specialize in the family hunting experience. So get your family and friends together and come join us in the famous Blackbelt region for a hunt you will never forget! *All prices are based on three people per private tract of land for individual groups, 3 day hunt up to three adults $2495, Includes 1 mature buck (8 points or more or must weight 170 lbs. or larger) or 1 doe per person *kids 15 and younger hunt FREE in the same stand as a paid adult Alabama gun season begins November 18th and runs through February 10th, Mississippi gun season starts November 18th and runs through January 31st

Trip duration: 3 days

Trip available on: 18 November 2018 10 February 2019

$1,150 for 1 hunter
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