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.
Winter Scouting
Scott Scherer
With the hunting season behind us, as a guide we have to keep scouting. Every year we do head counts and go to our food plots to see what made it through the season. It gives us a good number to know how many hunters to book the next year. This...
Calling All Turkeys
Scott Scherer
As a Guide and Call Maker I always get asked "why so many calls." I always tell hunters you don't see Tiger Woods using one club. Most people just think call makers just want to make another sale. Well we do, but some Turkeys are tired of hearing the same...
Hanging Tree Stands and Scouting
ManOfTheFall
When you are on that new piece of property you just acquired permission for, or just purchased, there are some things you can do to keep your presence out of the area. Number 1 you can glass the area and use spotting scopes. When you actually go into the...
Hunting Public Ground
Scott Scherer
In most cases it's not the best choice we hunters have for a great spot to hunt. Here are some tips to make it your FIRST OPTION. As I guide in Kansas I drive by these spots every day taking hunters to their tree stands. One day on the way home...
How to Track Wounded Game
Hawkeye270
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and...
Crossfit: The Elk Hunter's Conditioning Program
hawkeye270
Elk have been killed close to roads where they could be loaded whole into the bed of a pickup. But it doesn't happen often and I'm not sure that is the experience that I long for. The type of elk hunting that I prefer requires rigorous physical exertion...
Be Careful Where You Cut!
Vermonster
We all take every precaution when we are hunting and harvesting our animal.  Well, what about after the animal is down?  Do we know what has happened to that animal over it's lifetime?  The following is an example of why we should be...
Create Your Own Scent Control Sprays
Hawkeye270
I am always amazed at the amount of scent control products that exist on the market today. But they are there for a reason. Game animals have incredible noses and if you go out into the field smelling like body odor, summer sausage, gasoline and last...
Keep Water/Snow Out of Your Rifle Barrel
Hawkeye270
I must admit that I have missed a big game animal with a rifle. And not only was it a bull elk, it was the largest bull that I have had in my sights with a tag in my hand. But, as with most "missed shot" stories, I have an excuse. Moisture doesn't really...
Determine Winter/Summer Range
Hawkeye270
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come...