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Hunting in USA

Hello everybody,

I want to have information about the hunt in USA because i want to leave France in some years.
Do you think a french hunting permit is valid in USA ?
In france we need "action of hunting" (it mean that a lot of hunters rent grounds), is it the same system in USA for hunters who don't have grounds ? What is the cost ?

I have others questions wich don't concern the hunt :
Do you paid a lot of tax in USA (income tax, tax on land (house)) ?
What is the price of an health insurance for a year (in france we have social security) ?

Thank you for your answers Thumbs up !

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Location: NONYA,thats in MONTANA
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ROFL U are a funny guy!!! Thumbs up neener! Thumbs up

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Oh my! That's a lot of questions!!

Each state in the USA has individual regulations and each has their own licensing requirements and costs.

This website has a regional section that is split up by state:
http://www.biggamehunt.net/regional.html
At the top right of each page is a list of links that you might find helpful. Every state has a Division of Wildlife or Division of Natural Resources (DOW or DNR) and they manage the wildlife and any hunting that is allowed in that state. Costs for licenses can vary widely.

Hunting is conducted on both public and private land. Private land hunting may have additional fees associated with it. Some states have hunting clubs and those fees vary.

Now about your tax questions, I don't know what you pay in France - so don't know if our rates are higher/lower. We pay income tax and property tax. Property tax varies widely dependent on where you live and how much property you own.

No national socialized health care here. Everybody is responsible for their own health care insurance. Some receive that as a benefit with their employment.

The first thing you would need to do is select a state to research, determine what species you wish to hunt, etc. What will you be doing for employment?

Good luck! Big smile

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Hunting in USA

Thank you for your answers !

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What will you be doing for employment?

I am a medical student. I am in the 4 year, so I will finish my studies in 6 or 7 years. I prepare the examinations to work in USA (I can now prepare an examination : the Step 1). When I will be a french doctor I will do the Step 2 ck, Step 2 cs and Step 3. After that I will do the MATCH (the contest to choice the speciality).

If i can i want to go in Vermont.

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Location: VERMONT
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Big smile When you do come over to the states give a big hollar I do live in Vermont. Be a horror to show someone new some rough terrian. 8)

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Location: Utah
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Welcome to the (right) Forum! 8)

Cowgal summed things up pretty well and I agree with her advice as to where to do some research.

Stay in touch and I'm sure we can help fine-tune things and point you in the right direction!

Steve

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Location: Pennsylvania
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I can give you the info on NJ or Pa if you are interested in those states. I have a friend that visits from Argentina to hunt here. Each state will have different regulations.

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I can give you the info on NJ or Pa if you are interested in those states. I have a friend that visits from Argentina to hunt here. Each state will have different regulations.

Hello,

I'm interested by informations about all states, because even if I want to live in Vermont, I'm not sure if I'll can go in Vermont after the MATCH because the choice of the state is based on results of the contest, so I must think to go to other states. Pennsylvania and New Jersey are near the Vermont, so it could be a good choice. Probably the New Jersey it's very different of Vermont (landscape of Vermont is like the Canada) ?

Is your friend goes to Argentina to live in this state or only to hunt ? I think Argentina is good for reprocessed but not for someone who work.

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Location: Pennsylvania
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NJ and Vermont differ more because of the amount of people. Vermont has alot of woods and also public hunting land, but I must say that the hunting in NJ is very good with plenty of public land to access. I will give you the links to NJ division of Fish and Wildlife. Also I will give the link to Pennsylvanias Game Commision and I will look for the link for Vermont's fish and wildlife department. On each of thier websites you will find ALL the information you need to know by searching through the various links.
I do know for a non-imagrant allien in NJ you need to provid a translated and notorized copy of your RESIDENT hunting licence (and the original) from France along with your valid identification, and for Pennsylvania you will need to provide an original resident hunting licence from your (state or providence) and identification. In order to import a firearm you will need to fill out a form with ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms). You can find this form (a link to it) in all of the state hunting regulations websites. You can also find it on the ATF website.

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Location: Pennsylvania
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http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/index.htm

http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/pgc/cwp/view.asp?a=460&Q=150356&pgcNav=|

http://www.anr.state.vt.us/fw/fwhome/lawsdigest.cfm

All 50 states have similar websites.

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Location: Pennsylvania
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In general all public land can be used (including hunting) by anyone at no cost. It is possible that some places will want you to purchase a permit to hunt the land but the permits are generally betwwen $5-$15 and very few places charge anything.
What do you hunt for in France? Do you fish there too?

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