Why United States
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
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
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 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.
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 is generally expected and appreciated on most hunts in the USA. Tips generally range from 5 to 15 percent of the total hunt cost.
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.
Top hunts All hunts (1183)
Missouri Spring Unguided Turkey Hunt United States
With thick-bearded gobblers canvasing across lush agricultural land, Missouri is one of the top 3 turkey hunting locations in the United States. Prepare your self for some of the most intense turkey hunting you may have ever experienced. With a healthy population of Eastern Turkey, We are nestled amongst some of the best hunting land in Missouri. Northern Missouri toms can be bruisers, comparable to turkeys found in neighboring Iowa. From flocks canvasing across the river bottoms to birds roosting in nearby wooded areas. We have a wide variety of turkey hunting setups for our clients. But the most impressive aside from the scenery - is that we boast a 100% success rate on our turkey hunts for our 3 day guided turkey hunters. Missouri Bird Limits: 1 bird the first week 2 birds the second and third week One bird per day
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 15 Apr 2020 5 May 2020
Semi-Guided Predator Hunt United States
This sprawling private cattle ranch was only sporadically hunted by a few family members until recently. Sportsmen will appreciate the opportunities for abundant game that roam the ranch in Southeast Nebraska. We offer a 3 day and 2 night predator hunt. Open grassland and tree lines offer many hunting opportunities for predators such as fox, coyote, bobcat, and badger. We will provide you with a map of the property along with locations where you can hunt. Hunters are able to spotlight and hunt at night in Nebraska. You may choose to hunt with a call and decoy, spot and stock, or hunt over bait. Our movable ground blinds are available. Hunting license and permits can be purchased at https://ngpc-home.ne.gov/. Out of state resident’s will need a small game permit and furbearers license. Nebraska residents will need a furbearers license. Hunters can also enjoy excellent catch and release fishing when they are not hunting. Our 20-acre boomerang lake is stocked with large-mouthed bass, northern pike, bluegill, catfish, and crappie.
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 1 Dec 2019 1 Mar 2020
Deer Day Hunt United States
We offers a unique opportunity for hunters, especially bow hunters. With 500 remote wooded acres in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and an abundance of wild life, PFH provides exclusive guided hunts and lodging for an experience you will never forget. And, at a price that everyone can afford. This is not captive deer hunting. These are not tame nor genetically engineered animals. We do not use fences. We do NOT charge for trophy kills. Just real hunting as it was meant to be. Wild, free ranging whitetail deer are plentiful. Numerous food plots with winter wheat, clover, turnips, abundance of acorns, etc. provide excellent grazing opportunities for deer hunting. Both ground and tower blinds provided. Experienced deer hunting outfitters and guides provided with no additional fee. Whether bow hunting, modern gun, muzzle loader, cross bow, or handgun, this is the hunting place for you. Although we specialize in father/son, father/daughter, beginners, and novices, we offer varying levels of hunt difficulty for beginners, skilled, and advanced hunters. Our goal is to provide each hunter with a shot opportunity. Since we only book one group at a time, you are guaranteed an exclusive, safe, and enjoyable hunt. NOTE: Children under age 16 do not require a hunting license in the great State of Arkansas.
Trip duration: 1 - 10 days
Hunting season: 28 Sep 2019 29 Feb 2020
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