North America consists of 10 countries, of which Canada and the United States encompass most of the landmass and share the world’s longest international border. Mexico is the region’s third largest nation, located to the southwest of the United States. These three are also the countries that offer big game hunting opportunities in North America and are the main destinations for hunters. Further south, Nicaragua offers duck hunting. Other countries making up the Central American isthmus between Mexico and South America may not have big game opportunities for traveling hunters, but they do offer excellent sportfishing, particularly Costa Rica and Belize, as well as Mexico. 

Here’s a breakdown on the three main hunting destinations and what you need to know regarding travel and hunting there.