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.
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Early Teal Season Hunt (2+ hunters) 19 United States
Waterfowl Hunting Texas at its best, not a guaranteed duck hunt, but the pictures speak a thousand words. So whether you are a first timer or a seasoned duck hunter, come hunt with us Ask about specials for larger group pricings. Can accommodate larger groups and corporate hunts - Just need advance notice. The gear we use - Custom built 2015 18x8 Airboat - Browning Shotguns - Benelli Shotguns - Rio Blue Steel Shot - Winchester Steel Shot - Greenhead Gear Decoys - G&H Decoys - Tanglefree Decoys - Cabela's Decoys - Drake Waterfowl Clothing - Cabela's Waders - LL Bean Clothing - Orvis Clothing
Trip duration: 1 - 5 days
Trip available on: 9 September 2019 24 September 2019
2 Day Unlimited Hogs Hunt 2019 United States
Arrive the evening before you hunt. 2 full days of hunting hogs in the river bottoms of Pea River. Fully Guided. Leave the morning after your last hunt. Number of hogs - unlimited!!
Trip duration: 2 days
Trip available on: 1 May 2019 5 October 2019
Kansas White Tail Hunt United States
Kansas deer hunting properties are used for Kansas bow (archery) hunts, Kansas muzzle loader (black powder hunts) & rifle hunting. Kansas bow (archery) hunting takes place during the Kansas whitetail deer pre-rut, rut, and post-rut. We offer a limited number of Kansas deer hunts to ensure you a non pressured hunting experience. We also encourage the Kansas deer hunter to harvest at least one doe after harvesting a Kansas whitetail buck. With nothing but small hunting camps your chances to harvest a good whitetail deer on your Kansas deer hunting trip dramatically increases when you purchase a Kansas deer hunt with us. The hunter will arrive in camp the day prior to their hunt & will leave the evening after your 5 day hunt ends. We will discuss the aspects of the type of deer we want you to harvest upon your stay with us. Aerial photos will be reviewed during this orientation along with deer sightings on the hoof & on trail cameras, & how to harvest the whitetail with the current stand placements. A guide will be assigned on your hunt to be sure we get the hunter to & from the stand safely & quietly. This guide will also field dress the deer for you & transport it back to our lodge. When the deer is back at the lodge it is your job to tell us how you would like to display your trophy whitetail so we can properly prepare your mount. Our packages include 6 nights of lodging, 5 days of deer hunting, 2 meals a day, & snacks. If you need your gun sighted in we will be happy to do that. Whether it's a fully guided or semi guided hunt you are responsible for the transportation fee of us taking the game to our meat locker, and arranging for them to send it to your meat locker of choice. Muzzleloader Deer Hunt - $5,500 Dates: Sept 17 - Sept 30, 2018 Rifle Deer Hunt - $5,500 Dates: Nov 28 - Dec. 9, 2018 Bow/Crossbow Deer Hunt - $5,500 Dates: Sept 17- Dec 31, 2018 Pre Rut/Rut Dates: Oct. 28 - Nov 30
Trip duration: 5 days
Trip available on: 17 September 2019 31 December 2019
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