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.
Keeping Bugs Off Your Meat
hawkeye270
So it's early September and you just took your first elk with a bow! Chances are you are feeling pretty good at this point. You get all your trophy pictures taken and the adrenaline starts to wear off. Now you start to think about the massive chore at...
Keep Your Blood Flowing in the Cold
ArrowHunter
In the winter months, when the tempurature drops well below freezing, it gets harder to stay warm enough to be comfortable.  Yes, wool socks are better than cotton but; battery powered heated socks are even better. And yet our feet end up...
Make Sure to Practice Offhand
Vermonster
We all spend our time at the range, making sure our rifle is shooting just right.  We get it dialed in, and then we head to the woods, ready to shoot our animal.  Well, what happens if the animal comes out where you do not expect it?  Will...
How to Beat the Wind
Hawkeye270
Wind is one of the most crucial variables in any kind of big game hunting. It helps level the playing field between a hunter with a scoped rifle and the game animals being hunted. This is not novel information. Any hunter who has consistent success...
Field Judging Bucks
Scott Scherer
As a Taxidermist I look at hundreds of Whitetail Bucks every year. I know that I have seen many different ways people judge the size of racks on live deer. I think for the most part they all are pretty close. I'm going to give you some measurements that I...
Use All of Your Deer
ManOfTheFall
I am a believer of not letting your kill go to waste. There are many things you can do. Let's take a look at the obvious ones. First and foremost is the meat, eat your kill. There are so many things you can do with the meat. I get burger, steak, roast,...
Don't Back Up
Jeff Filler a.k.a. Serious Hunter
I have been finding out the hard way "not to back up."  By backing up we leave behind, however small, a bit of scent.  This scent lingers perhaps the most along the ground.  On a couple occasions I have advanced still hunting, cross or up...
Get Your Own Doe Urine
ManOfTheFall
I really like to take out those early season does. There are a couple reasons I like doing this. One is I can concentrate on filling my buck tag when that magical time of the rut comes around. The second reason is I can bottle all the fresh doe urine I...
Free Scouting Maps
Scott Scherer
As a guide we sometimes pick up new properties every year. All my hunting buddies will buy a topo of every farm they hunt. That can get expensive for us. We also travel around 5000 miles every year hunting deer and turkey and that would break the...
Let Them Grow Up
Scott Scherer
I have been asked lots of times how I and my Pro-Staff get nice deer. First of all they are just nice deer, but we do get nice deer every year. First thing we do is lots of scouting from a distance. We do not go into our farms unless it's the day we...