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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.

316 trips
$175 starting from
57 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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7 Day Archery / Rifle Elk Hunt

7 Day Archery / Rifle Elk Hunt United States

We offer both guided archery and guided rifle elk hunts for trophy class bulls across different resident herds here in Southwestern Montana. With several resident elk herds to hunt it allows us consistant success on key private ranches loaded with irrigated alfalfa fields, timbered ridges, foothills, and river bottom sanctuaries full of big game. Our elk hunting is done on semi-rugged to moderately rolling terrain between 5,000' & 7,000' in elevation. This allows us to offer a rather easy and enjoyable style of elk hunting straight from our main lodge, no horses, no pack trips or wall tents. Our elk hunters have access to private land in one of the best hunting regions in the state of Montana . Generally we can access most areas by 4 x 4 vehicle and then walk by foot to get into areas to glass for these bull elk. Calling is best in September for our bow hunters during the rut. September 21st is generally the peak of the rut for elk where we are located here in Montana. Early September and post rut dates in early October have also proven to be excellent weeks to harvest a trophy elk during archery season. Tree stands & haybale blinds are also methods that can be used during your hunt. We use a combination of tactics to adjust and get our clients opportunities at elk. Combo hunts for elk & deer, or antelope can also be accommodated. This will allow you to harvest a trophy whitetail deer, mule deer, or antelope here in Montana during your elk hunting trip. Archery, and all Combo Hunts are from Saturday to Saturday - arrival on Saturday, departure following Saturday, hunt 6 days Sun - Fri.

Trip duration: 7 days

Trip available on: 1 September 2018 25 November 2018

$5,995 for 1 hunter
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Early Muzzle Whitetail DIY Hunt

Early Muzzle Whitetail DIY Hunt United States

13 food plots w/ ladders stands on most plots. All wooded property except for the the food plots that are mostly 1/2 acre in size w/ 2 plots around 2 acres in size. 4 auto-corn feeders are always running. Upon booking you'll recieve a map of all the trails, food plot locations, what's in each food plot, ladder stand locations, auto feeder locations, cabin location, etc. Long time ago I bought a bulldozer and created trails to every plot as well as circles the entire boundary line w/ the dozer. 125' minimum buck rule. No management does to be shot at this time. Cabin is "primitive" - gas heat, gas lights, gas cookstove, but no running water. Has an outhouse. Bunk beds, pullout couch, generator and air conditioner in case it gets too warm. Smoker and gas grill outside as well as deer cart to pull out deer. Bring a quad or side-by-side if desired. $50 per night motels are 20 miles down the road if you want to treat yourself to a "regular" shower. *This hunt always gets booked. It's the first time you can get into the woods w/ a gun prior to rifle season. Only you would be on the property.

Trip duration: 2 days

Trip available on: 21 October 2017 22 October 2017

$1,500 for 1 hunter
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Combo duck/goose daily hunt

Combo duck/goose daily hunt United States

Hunt out of warm and comfortable pit blinds on well managed properties providing open water no matter what the temperature. Liberal 7 duck limits that can all be Mallards! During the 2015/2016 we averaged over 6 ducks per hunter!!Here is a link to a video of a typical duck hunt in one of our many flooded corn areas! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV8-mErwFsA

Trip duration: 1 day

Trip available on: 15 October 2017 29 January 2018

$1,812 for 3 hunters
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