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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.

298 trips
$175 starting from
55 animals
379km to the nearest trip

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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Reviews

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Show Special: 2 Day "Hail For Quail"

Show Special: 2 Day "Hail For Quail" United States

Daily Bag Limit: 15 Possession Limit: 45 Non-hunting guests per day (lodging/food) - $100.

Trip duration: 2 days

Trip available on: 29 October 2017 26 February 2018

$500 for 1 hunter
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First week modern rifle hunt in Missouri

First week modern rifle hunt in Missouri United States

Deer hunting in Missouri can be challenging and exciting. All hunts are 5 day hunts, with the hunters showing up the evening before the first day of the hunt, and leaving mid morning, the day after their last evening hunt. Prices include all 3 daily meals. (plus snacks here and there), and lodging. For all firearm permits a hunter education card must be shown in order to purchase your license (hunters born before January 1st, 1967 do not need a hunter education card). For more information please visit: http://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/permits

Trip duration: 5 days

Trip available on: 11 November 2017 15 November 2017

$2,000 for 1 hunter
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Tree-stand Whitetail hunt 11/20-27/2017

Tree-stand Whitetail hunt 11/20-27/2017 United States

Our week-long whitetail hunts are rewarding but very demanding and require a strong commitment from both the client and the guide. These northern Maine monster bucks don’t come easy. Patience and persistance is a must and often times we are enduring cold, rain, snow and wind. We also can’t stress enough that this is not a “meat” hunt. We are hunting 200+ lb. trophy Maine deer. Those deer that you would proudly hang on any wall. All of our hunts are 8 days (6 days hunting)/7 nights in duration with 3 meals/day including arrival and departure days. Our Tree-stand Hunts with a maximum of 6 clients. Clients arrive Sunday, hunt Monday through the following Saturday and depart Sunday by mid-day. Guide is responsible for care of your trophy and removing animal from the woods. Typical Maine Whitetail Adventures Hunt: Sunday: Arrive at camp mid-day Sunday, Check in, Unpack, Meet with Guide: Pre-Trip Briefing, Shoot guns, Practice climbing tree-stand Typical Hunting Day (Monday through Saturday): Wake up early, get gear ready. Eat breakfast in main lodge. Pack a lunch. Get dressed after breakfast to minimize scent on hunting clothes. Meet guide at a time set the night before. Travel to hunting area, (may require using your own vehicle depending on the hunt). Guide may bring client to stand or to the beginning of a flagged path that leads to stand (most stands require a ¾ to 1-½ mile hike). Ideal time for client to arrive at stand is at or just before first daylight. A headlamp for entering woods and climbing into stand is strongly recommended. Client stays in stand throughout the day. For safety reasons we do not allow clients to explore the stand area. Client leaves stand at the end of legal shooting hours. Client meets guide at pre-determined location & time. Travel back to camp. Dinner in main lodge. Client meets with guide before bed to discuss morning plans. Departure time is mid-day Sunday.

Trip duration: 8 days

Trip available on: 20 November 2017 27 November 2017

$1,200 for 1 hunter
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