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.
Improve Your Archery Skills
Bearklr
Having shot archery for the last 19 years I've been through the stages of frustration time and time again where you tune your bow, shoot it through paper and everything is perfect yet for some reason your groups still won't come under 5 inches.  You...
Silent Drives
AjoOldTimer
There are times when the deer are simply not moving and you're forced to make something happen. Maybe you're up against a full moon or hot weather. This is when a silent drive to force deer to move should be considered. By silent drive, you're not yelling...
Make Your Own "Super-Mix" for Deer Plots
Jim Boyd
I see all of these food plot mixes advertised - and I am sure that some of them are super - but why not experiment and come up with something that works great for your plots and your hunting land? Here is what I did on a new place for this year - this 3....
Buckwheat - The Food Plot Cure-All?
Jim Boyd
Let me start off by saying I am not a farmer. I am a deer hunter and I do own a tractor and have all of the equipment - but that does not make you a farmer any more than standing in the garage makes you a car - well, you get the picture! Having said...
Inexpensive and Effective Deer Feeder
Jim Boyd
Here is an inexpenive and effective deer feeder I made recently. No batteries to go dead, no hoisting it up in the tree, plenty of capacity, very easy to fill - so far, I love it. I have made two of these and they are easy to build. An empty 55...
Better Fall Hunting, Part 1
Ecubackpacker
Everybody would like to have better hunting on the property they lease or own. But most people believe it is too difficult a task to undertake themselves. I'm here to tell you it can be accomplished with some hard work and just a few pieces of machinery....
How to Moly Coat Your Bore
crowsfoot
First make sure your gun is safe, remove the bolt and clean your barrel from the chamber to the end of muzzle. Clean the barrel using butchers bore shine until a patch comes out white. Run a total of 5 separate patches soaked with denatured alcohol...
Learning the Lay of the Land
ArrowHunter
From the books that I have read, there is a lot of importance in knowing every nook and cranny of your hunting territory as well as the animal that you are hunting.  So scouting as much as possible, just walking the land, will give you a...
Go Winter Backpacking in Your Hunting Area
Hawkeye270
First of all, if you haven't gone winter backpacking, it needs to happen in the near future. It puts a very unique twist on the summer version of the activity. Yes, it's cold but it's nothing that being prepared can't remedy. Beyond it's therapeutic...
Don't Be A Unit Hopper
Hawkeye270
Hunting is not usually a pursuit where instant gratification abounds. It takes a lot of time, practice, resources and patience to be a successful hunter. So when someone decides that an area they hunted only once without taking an animal is...