Another post in our series “3 reasons to hunt”. This time we are travelling to the home of some of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders of the world – the United States of America.
Whether you’re toting a rifle or bow on your back-country expeditions in search of whitetail deer, game birds, hog, grouse, or even alligator, America is a hunter’s paradise. From Alaska’s tundra to Florida’s swampland, you have a great shot at bagging game in every state, as long as you don’t mind traveling to reach the hot spots or negotiating the landscape of different hunting seasons and regulations.
Why United States
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Safe destination
The United States is a safe destination that is easy to get to from nearly anywhere in the world.
A bit more about hunting in the 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Licenses and Tags
It’s important to note that most species native to Argentina, such as puma, peccary, and brocket deer, can be legally hunted in many provinces but cannot be exported. Introduced species such as red stag can be exported with the proper permits. When your hunt is completed, your outfitter can arrange to have your trophies shipped to a taxidermist to prepare them for shipping and export.
You can find other valuable information on visas, firearms regulations, hunting rules, guiding and licensing, game species, taxidermy, export permits and so much more on our US page. By clicking on tabs “Planning your trip”, “Upon arrival”, “Hunting”, “After the hunt” you can find all the details that you may need.
And here comes the fun part
The United States are blessed with a wide variety of wildlife. There’re some awesome game animals every hunter deserves to go after. From small game to huge beasts, as long as it is in season, no game animals are off limits. And if you’re lucky enough to go hunting to North America, then you’ve got a variety of animals to choose from.
Purchasing a hunting and fishing license allows you to harvest and enjoy some of these wonderful animals, along with funding conservation programs. Whether you want to hunt a gorgeous elk or a beautiful white-tailed deer, a colorful turkey or just go wing shooting – anything is possible on the USA hunting grounds. You can find all of it on BookYourHunt: just go to the website, choose game type, your favorite hunting method or just browse through all the trips available. And all this on one page!
When you want to have a perfect hunt, you have to keep track of even the smallest details. That is why having all those details in one place is so important. We made it possible. And if there are any questions you still have – we are always there to answer them!
Now go and check out our US page for yourself and find your hunt of a lifetime!