Hunting Tips

The following hunting tips were submitted by hunters who through experience learned a valuable lesson. They have shared those tips. Please feel free to browse, read, and contribute to this section of BGH.
Make Your Own Natural Cover Scent
ganny76
I have heard a lot of people talking about cover scent.  You go to the local store and there is tons of the stuff.  From fresh earth to acorn spray.  All these scents are pricey.  Whether you get the "biscuits" or the spray....
Preparing for a Wilderness Hunt - Learning to Use a Compass
Retired2hunt
If planning a hunting trip within the deep wilderness of Colorado or any other state for that matter, it is extremely important to be able to navigate into and then back out of the wilderness.  Two primary items needed for navigation are (1) a...
How to Build a Better Permanent Deer Stand Base
Retired2hunt
I have hunted many years in the Southeast areas of Ohio.  Much of that hunting was done from deer stands - mobile (mass manufactured produced steel) stands as well as the old fashioned home-made stands.  Dad has about 15+ stands on his...
Zippity Do-Da
COMeatHunter
Zip ties are a great invention and almost as indispensable as duct tape for repairing, fixing, or strengthening a whole variety of items.  I like to carry several different sizes from 4” to 16” in my hunting pack.  Specifically, I like to use...
Death From Above
COMeatHunter
Still hunting is my favorite style of hunting.  I love moving and spotting game before they spot you.  Although difficult at times, this method of hunting provides the most exciting and enjoyable experience for me. One tip I have learned from...
Change of Perspective
COMeatHunter
Still hunting is my favorite style of hunting.  I love moving and spotting game before they spot you.  Although difficult at times, this method of hunting provides the most exciting and enjoyable experience for me. When hunting thick brush or...
Bowhunting: Garagemahall Tip of the Day
Jeremy Swisher
I was hanging out in the neighbor's Garagemahall talking about archery hunting this past weekend.  I mentioned how a friend just recovered his 1st doe of the season but not without using skills he has honed from years of bow hunting.  Upon...
Using the Diopter on Your Binoculars
SSGJB
I was at the range this weekend past weekend when I let a guy use my Zeiss Conquest 12X45 Binoculars. I mentioned to him that the binoculars where personalized to me so they might be a little blurry in one eye. When I said that he gave me a funny look and...
Game Bags
COMeatHunter
Game bags sounds pretty much like common sense.  Most hunters will take these afield, especially elk hunters, to pack their animal or quarters for transport home.  However, most hunters also take the cheap cheesecloth type bags that are good for...
Youth Preference in Colorado
COMeatHunter
In Colorado, there are great opportunities for youth to collect points and hunt in great units each year.  The state of Colorado does a pretty good job in providing preference for young hunters as an incentive to get them out in the field and give...