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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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Night Vision 2 Hog Hunt 2019

Night Vision 2 Hog Hunt 2019 United States

We highly recommend a minimum of 2 nights and we guarantee all our hunters to get hog opportunities with our 2 night hunts! We have a 100% success rate with our 2 night hunts.  All firearms, ammo, silencers, night optics and thermal devices are provided. NO LIMIT on the number of hogs harvested per night with our top package but all must be recovered. Hunts begin at sunset in a large box blind and end with spot and stalk. Hunts typically last from 4-7 hours depending on hog activity Hogs harvested can be cleaned and quartered for additional fee of $40 per hog. Limit of 4 per night, hunters will be responsible for all others. All hogs harvested must be taken with the hunter unless prior arrangements made with the guide. A minimum of 2 hunters per night and maximum of 6 Clients are guaranteed a shot opportunity with our 2 night hunts!

Trip duration: 1 day

Trip available on: 1 February 2019 30 September 2019

$500 for 1 hunter
Deer & Hog Combination Hunt

Deer & Hog Combination Hunt United States

All deer hunts are from safe, comfortable, welded steel tower stands. Stands are situated in habitats ranging from cutover to river bottomland. Hunters may harvest 2 bucks, 2 hogs and 1 doe per day. Stand placements offer shots that range from 50-400 yds. Average shot distance is 125 yards. We hunt free ranging wild hogs on two miles of pristine bottomland along the Savannah River. There are NO antler restrictions or penalty fees. Deer season: Buck Only August 15 – January 1 Buck and Doe September 15 – January 1 Hog available all year.

Trip duration: 1 - 5 days

Trip available on: 15 August 2019 1 January 2020

$600 for 1 hunter
Duck Hunting

Duck Hunting United States

We offer world class duck hunting on Lake Okeechobee and surrounding private lands in Glades and Okeechobee Counties. Most hunts are conducted from duck boats fully equipped with comfortable seating, decoys and blinds. We also have the capabilities and equipment to hunt in float boxes or in the water with waders. We strive to keep current tabs on the ducks and their movements by scouting throughout the entire season to maximize our client's success on the water! Looking to finish your UWC North American Waterfowl Grand Slam? We offer trips specifically targeting Florida's elusive Mottle and Whistling Tree Ducks (Black Belly and Fulvous) upon request at no additional charge! (4 Hour Trip) Morning Departure (5:00AM) / Afternoon Departure (2:00PM)

Trip duration: 1 day

Trip available on: 1 January 2018 31 December 2019

$200 for 1 hunter
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