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.
Grown Up Cutovers - Deer Heaven?
Jim Boyd
The tripod stand was poorly hidden and had black cloth on it instead of camo.The hunter stuck up out of the top of the stand like a jack in the box and it was, unfortunately out in the full sunlight - so it was lit up like a billboard.The two does came...
For Bowhunting Success Shoot "By the Numbers"
Jim Boyd
In archery, repetitiveness is EVERYTHING.Same anchor point, same release action, same grip on the bow, same follow through... it all comes down to the N'th degree of "little" things making the final result of accuracy achievable.I made a test recently - I...
Arrows - Practice as You Will Hunt
Jim Boyd
I see it all the time.Not just in bowhunting - but in hunting in general.Whatever you are going to do when hunting, do that in practice also! So many times, we hear stories about the big one that got away that is traced back to not doing this!Never was...
How to Paint a New Camo Rifle Stock
Jim Boyd
Hate the look of your synthetic stock?Want something more spiffy?Want a "one of a kind" rifle?No problem... with about 2 hours worth of time and about $15 in supplies, you can have a new custom camo look to your stock!I took this Stevens Model 200...
Fooling Old Tom
Scott Scherer
Every year my Pro-Staff and I head to the woods to hunt the old wise Tom. We travel thousands of miles covering numerous states hunting these old guys. Lots of times we end up hunting public lands or private property that have been hunted already. That’s...
Use a "Full Approach" Against Cold Feet
Jim Boyd
The hunter sits in his central Illinois stand, almost miserable… it is hovering at 28 degrees and although the wind is not blowing, he is cold.  Not yet even 9:00 am, he knows he will not last much longer.  His feet are the problem, they seem...
Give Something Back
Jim Boyd
We have an older hunter in our club that can not get around very well. He mainly hunts from a golf cart and that really limits his ability to get into some of the prime spots.I like him and started looking for ways to help make him successful.We have land...
Managing for Big Bucks on Small Properties
Jim Boyd
We hear more and more about giant bucks these days. Hunters are on a mission, scurrying to and fro – and even from state to state - trying to find the “perfect” hunting area where big bucks abound and they are found chasing does at all hours of the day...
Let the Deer "Tell" You Where to Hunt
Jim Boyd
It took me a long time to learn to emulate my little brother Ronnie, when it came to deer hunting. I started him in the sport - after I had a few years under my belt - and it took me a while to realize he was better at it than I was. Unfortunately for me...
Effective Corn or Deer Feed Dispenser
Jim Boyd
Here is a very handy and effective device I use to dispense corn with - but it could also be used to dispense any other seed or deer feed. I had an old feeder that had a failed motor... I made a set of brackets to attach the feeder to the rear of the 4...