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.
Hunt the "Edges" for Deer
Jim Boyd
The massive buck eases up through holly, elm, gum, bay and oak trees. He skirts a dense tangle of trees and a blown down white oak, ever so slowly. At 6.5 years old, he is one of the monarchs in the forest. Normally secretive and entirely nocturnal, these...
Show Me The Way!
Jim Boyd
In the darkness, the hunter stumbles through the underbrush, making noise and leaving his scent seemingly EVERYWHERE! Daylight will be here in 30 minutes and he wanted to be in the stand an hour before daylight. "I know I left that stand RIGHT in this...
The Sky is the Limit
Jim Boyd
How many times have you wished for a better view across a clear cut, an agriculture field or down a powerline? Ever wanted to get a little higher to try to get above a deer’s nose? Have you ever wanted a taller stand because… well… just because? Here is...
Scouting Geese
Bearklr
Here in Pennsylvania like some other states we have a resident goose season.  The good thing about resident goose seasons are that there are a lot of birds but very few places to hunt them.  Most resident geese tend to hang out in local parks or...
Increase Your Odds of Bagging That Turkey
Bearklr
I have learned quite a bit over the past few years turkey hunting and the majority of it was how to get that tom within range.  Every article you read is littered with talk of fighting purrs, flydown cackles and clucks. What they don't tell you is...
Need a Cultipacker for Deer Plots? Make one!
Jim Boyd
I will admit, I love deer plots. I love planting... even the garden at home. What I do not like are high cost farm implements. I found myself in need of a cultipacker for clover and other small seed - but could not find a decent deal on a small unit. OK,...
A "Custom" Rifle on a Budget
Jim Boyd
Accuracy. What an incredible way to give yourself a true advantage. Go to your club and get a bunch of guys together - and put a target out there at 250 meters. Break out the deer rifles and see who can shoot a decent group, even off of the bench, at this...
Custom Hang On Stand
Jim Boyd
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat. Of heights. For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is! Climbing stand? Yep, still scared -...
Stay in the Field
numbnutz
If you want better sucess on your hunting trips stay in the field longer or like me, stay all day. A lot of people I know hunt for 3-4 hours in the morning. Then they'll go to camp for breakfast or lunch. They will then hang around camp till...
Shed Hunt Your Hunting Area
hawkeye270
One of the best ways to scout your hunting area is to look for signs that mature animals leave behind. Wallows, scrapes, rubs and areas littered with tracks are great evidence that game are using your area. But why not look for the single piece of...