What can I hunt in spring.

 

The mention of spring brings to the mind of most people images of bright spring flowers and budding trees and while we hunters enjoy these same images of spring what brings a smile to our face is another hunting season is just around the corner! Most hunters are aware of the spring turkey hunts coming right up but there are spring hunts available for several different species all around the globe.

Spring turkey hunts in North America

In North America turkeys are one of the most thought of and most affordable spring hunt. The thunder of a gobbler coming in to your call will get your heart beating and pump any remains of winter cabin fever right out of your veins! There are hunts available for all the different subspecies of turkey. From the four main sub-species of the Eastern, Merriam’s, Osceola and Rio Grande to the exotic Gould’s turkey of Mexico and Central America turkey hunts are a good affordable option for a spring hunt. (turkey hunt link) Turkeys are not the only magnificent bird hunts available in the spring though.

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Magnificent gobbler

Capercaillie hunts in Europe

In Europe stalking the great Capercaillie can be as exciting and difficult as any big game hunt. You go into the Capercaillie’s lair in the still dark of early morning and listen for the Capercaillie’s call. Once he calls you begin your stalk only moving during his call. One wrong or miss-timed step and he’s gone leaving you humbled, frustrated, and yet smiling from your encounter. Combine that with Black Grouse and woodcock and you will have an epic spring hunt on your hands! High Volume doves can be another great adventure if your shoulder is up for it!

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Capercaillie – one of the most ancient birds on planet

Spring bear hunts

Whether done over bait, with hounds or spot and stalk, bear hunting can be another exciting remedy to your spring fever. Bear hunts can be much more affordable than many hunters realize. Black bears can be hunted across North America and hunts can be had as low as $1075.00!  When bears emerge from their dens in the spring they have voracious appetites and will soon congregate on feed sites whether that be a natural mountain meadow, a man-made bait or a fresh grain field. Some hunts are conducted by sitting in a stand overlooking a bait site which usually ends up with some very up close and personal encounters. If you are into the chase and enjoy working with hunting dogs it is hard to beat following a pack of hounds on the track of a big black bear that culminates with either a bear up a tree or sometimes a face-to-face encounter. One of our favorite hunts is a spot and stalk hunt for black bears.

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Stalking a black bear

You move around to different vantage points and glass for bears feeding on the lush spring grasses or just traveling in search of females in the late spring rut. Once a bear is spotted you plan and try to execute your stalk to try and get a shot on your bruin. What many hunters don’t realize is spring bear hunts can be had in Europe as well and at very affordable prices. European brown bear hunts are available for as low as $1320.00!  These are hunts conducted out of stands overlooking the spring oat fields and are very successful hunts.

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European brown bear

Exotic spring hunts

If bears and birds aren’t your thing or if you just desire something new or different an African safari might be just your ticket and can be had for as low as a few hundred dollars for a one day hunt to $1400 for a 7 day 3 species Package Hunt. Dangerous game are also available and a hunt for any of Africa’s Dangerous game will gve you an adventure you will cherish the rest of your days. Whether stalking cape buffalo  sitting on a bait for leopard, lion, or crocodile or putting on miles on the tracks of a big elephant bull dangerous game will test your fortitude.

Exotics are another spring option and are available in destinations both in the US and abroad. A plethora of unique species are available and you can choose a single species like boars or even ibex and plains game, exotics are another affordable and exciting spring option.

There is a multitude of spring hunts available now and nowhere can you find a larger selection of spring hunts than on BookYourHunt.com! Visit BookYourHunt and let us help you find your next dream hunt and enjoy the true beauty of spring!

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