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.
Wind Direction Chart - Stand Selection
Jim Boyd
Here is a tip that may be handy for folks that hunt a lot of different tree stands – of that climb the same trees on your property fairly often. We all know that it is crucial to play the wind when we hunt – and there is always the age old question “which...
Beware: Pitfalls of Leased Land
Jim Boyd
The landowner walked down the fence at 8:00 am… banging a stick on the old fence and on the fence posts, calling out loudly and blowing a coach’s whistle all the while.  From my vantage point in a 20’ + tower stand, I could see – and plainly hear –...
Hinge Cutting For Whitetail Habitat Improvement
Courtney Scott
Hinge-cutting serves several purposes in regard to improving both whitetail habitat and your hunting experience.  There are two main types of hinge cuts including a cut for screening and funnels and a cut for bedding.  Hinge cuts for screening...
Hunting in New Zealand / South Pacific-What to bring?
Four Seasons Safaris
If you're thinking about hunting down under, make sure you find out once you have decided the animal(s), what clothing to bring and gear. In New Zealand it is easy to bring in your own hunting Bow, Muzzeloader or rifle (no pistol or military style firearm...
The Most Important Lesson
Mike Skelly
Like most, as a young hunter I longed for my first buck. I didn't take a deer the first season despite numerous sightings. The deer were there. I just couldn't seem to get a clear shot. I saw only tails, or running deer instead of deer standing broadside...
It Is Possible to Hunt Every Year in Colorado!
cuffs68
I've read many articles over the years about how hard it is to hunt in some states, and yes it probably is hard to hunt for big trophy game every year, but I have a system that seems to work in Colorado. I have been living and hunting in Colorado since...
Planning a Wyoming Antelope Hunt
CVC
So you have been thinking about making the trek out west for a DIY big game hunt.  The pronghorn antelope is an excellent choice for your first western big game hunt.  It is a good choice because it offers the first-timer an introduction to DIY...
Shoot Like it is Winter in June
CVC
Practice like you hunt is often a tip given to bow hunters.  They are reminded to practice in their hunting clothes so they can detect any problems with interference in drawing the bow before they are in an actual shooting situation. It is good...
Make Things Easier to Find in the Darkness
Jim Boyd
"Oh no", I groaned to myself on a recent hunting trip to the Midwest, "I left my flashlight at the base of the tree when I left the woods this morning". It was after the evening hunt and I realized that I had indeed left my SureFire flashlight (won on BGH...
Find the Right Tree
Jim Boyd
Early in the season and excited at the prospect of hunting a newly gained tract, the hunter arrived extra early and began his trek down to the creek he knew existed on the property. In the pre-dawn darkness, he wound his way downhill through pine, holly...