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Dangerous Animals to Hunt in the United States

Posted by United Country on October 1, 2018
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For those with a passion for hunting, branching out from your standard white-tail deer, duck or turkey hunts might be next on your bucket lists. While some of the most dangerous and wild hunts often exist on other continents, there are plenty of exciting hunting opportunities right here in the United States.

Wild boar.

There are a lot of places, particularly in the southern U.S. where wild boar populations are out of control. Hunting boar isn’t an easy task. They are powerful animals that have large tusks that can do a lot of damage. They are also difficult to kill, so make sure your first shot counts.


Cougars, also known as mountain lions, are large, very fast (can run up to 45 miles per hour) and can jump up to twenty feet high. It’s recommended to hunt cougars with hounds, but make sure to check your state regulations as some states don’t allow it. When all else fails, hunt with a properly trained guide.


Although large, bison are agile and incredibly fast, reaching speeds of 30 miles per hour. They tend to have short tempers and can do a lot of damage with little to no warning.  Like the wild boar, make sure you aim to kill unless you want a 3,000-pound bison running at you.

Grizzly bear.

As the larger, more aggressive cousin to the black bear, the grizzly bear weights close to 800 pounds and can easily take down larger animals when threatened. The grizzly is protected in many U.S. states, but hunting is permitted in Canada and Alaska. You can find them around rivers and lakes due to the location of their favorite food, the salmon.


Like the others on the list, moose are incredibly large (up to 1,500 pounds) and sometimes fast, reaching speeds of nearly 40 miles per hour. Moose can also be very aggressive animals, especially during breeding season.

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