What are the animals that can be hunted in the US?

What are the animals that can be hunted in the US?

In the United States, federal, state, and local wildlife regulations provide exceptions for citizens to hunt certain types of animal species and in certain numbers under permit while the respective hunting seasons are available and active.

The basic principle for inactivating a hunting season is based on stopping hunting while the species has its breeding season, which allows the species to reproduce naturally and not be exterminated by hunting.

Big game animals


Big game hunting involves the pursuit of large animals. In North America, these animals include mule deer, white-tailed deer, moose, moose, and caribou. Other big game animals include wild boars, big horned sheep and javelins. Bison, or buffalo, are also considered big game animals, but they were hunted to near extinction during the 19th and early 20th centuries, making them illegal to hunt in most of North America.

Other Game types.

Typical North American Small Game animals include:

  • Hares
  • rabbits
  • raccoons
  • squirrels
  • Opossums.

Fur-bearing animals include those that are generally hunted more for their fur and fur than for their meat:

  • Foxes
  • beavers
  • minks
  • wildcats
  • Muskrats.

Predators that are hunted under very specific rules and permits include:

  • Bears
  • coyotes
  • Cougars and cougars.

Birds that are hunted include:

  • Capercaillie
  • Pheasants
  • quail
  • turkeys
  • Ducks
  • Geese.

Hunting of animals declared as pests.

Vermin or vermin hunting is also common in North America. The creatures that are classified as vermin are usually small mammals and are hunted because they are considered pests, so their populations must be kept to manageable numbers. Uncontrolled pest populations often result in damage to crops and livestock. Animals that are often considered vermin include wild rabbits, squirrels, groundhogs, foxes, and raccoons. Vermin hunting is strictly regulated in many places because vermin populations and their impact on local farmers and ranchers are carefully monitored.

Regulation & permits

In most places in North America, hunters must have a hunting license issued in the jurisdiction where they intend to hunt. The species and number of animals that can be hunted are often limited, and hunters must purchase a tag for each animal killed. When the number of people who want to hunt a certain type of animal in a particular area is greater than the number of that animal that can be slaughtered during a specified period of time, hunting tags may be awarded through lotteries. Game quotas are usually set by regional wildlife agencies.

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