The glorious summer hunting season is here.
Are you tired of your same old hunting spots? Want to get inspired to expand your horizons and hunt somewhere new? Sure you do! Sounds like it might be time to explore some different vantage points to get you excited again for that annual hunting trip. Maybe bagging some various types of game you don’t normally get to hunt will be an important part of the trip. Or if you are hunting with family or friends and just want to show them somewhere different from where you normally hunt to experience, hopefully this list of amazing states and countries to hunt in will inspire your next trip.
Here are 5 hunting spots to visit this summer that you might not have been to before.
#1: Northern Saskatchewan
This is a part of western Canada that is known for the black bear. Hunting this particular species takes place in June, so not only is it a little cooler than most of the United States, the beauty and majestic peace of this location makes it the perfect spot to go hunting. Most people who hunt there fly into Saskatoon and make sure you secure a hunting license ahead of time through an outfitter. One of the best outfitters to use is Northern Saskatchewan Wilderness Hunts, who have been around for over 30 years taking people on guided hunting trips of the area.
To hunt the massive amounts of antelope that are popular in western Wyoming, you can’t beat this location for a summer hunt. The Wyoming Game & Fishing Department has a great page on their website that is devoted to everything you need to know about hunting this overpopulated species. You can hunt in certain places alone or if you want to hire a guide there is that option as well.
Utah has a robust hunting season in the summertime. You can bag a variety of large game there including elk and buck deer starting in mid-August, or you can try your hand at smaller game around the same time like the grouse and sandhill cranes. Anytime during the summer you can also hunt for coyotes, red foxes, muskrats, and striped skunks. So there are a variety of different animals that will give you different targets to choose from. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is a great website to look over before you make your plans.
#4: New Zealand
If you have a high budget for your summer hunting vacation, you might want to consider jetting overseas to New Zealand for a hunting experience like no other. They don’t have any bag-limits or times specifically to hunt big game, so tourism hunting over there is very popular. You just need to have a permit from their Department of Conservation. The red deer is a particularly overpopulated species that many people go after in this gorgeous mountainous region of the world. Or you can hunt certain kinds of wild pig that roam around and are very tasty based on their diet of native plants.
#5: Coastal California
On the coast of California, they have an early season starting in July of deer hunting. This is a fun place to take the whole family where you can experience a hunting and beach trip all in one. There is a bounty of public land to hunt on and all you have to do is secure a deer tag. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife website will go over all the important details you need to know before you plan your summer hunting trip.
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