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.
Stay Productive in Cold Weather
Hawkeye270
Hunting can be slow and frustrating if Mother Nature throws a warm hunting season at you. But things can take a drastic turn for the better with the onset of a cold snap. Whether you get snow or just a good, prolonged cold front, the hunting can improve...
Organize Your Rifle Cleaning Supplies
Critter
So what does your rifle cleaning kit look like?  Is it a mess of bore brushes, different solvents and oils?  Here may be the answer for you.  I’m not going to recommend on how to clean your rifle or shotgun since you should already know...
The Coffee Can Moose Call
Vermonster
Want a quick and inexpensive call for Moose? Take an empty 32 ounce coffee can, and make a small slit in the bottom, only about a quarter inch.  Then, take one of those really big red rubber bands, the ones that go around big folders.  Cut the...
Bear Calling Tips
numbnutz
There have been some tips on baiting bears, well this one is on calling in a bear. In most states out west baiting is not allowed. One method for hunting bear is calling. I have called in a few bear with this method. I start by finding an area with a lot...
Hunter Botany 101
Hawkeye270
A perk of majoring in wildlife biology in college is the plethora of hunting knowledge that you collect throughout your course load. One of the most important factors in whether an area can hold large quantities of animals or produce large antlers is...
Learn From the Oldies
hawkeye270
Jim Zumbo, Craig Boddington, Ron Spomer and Wayne Van Zwoll are all solid contributers to the modern hunting literature. Through their gifts (both hunting and writing) they make us better hunters. Whether it is letting us learn from their mistakes or by...
Go Far But Not "Horse Far"
hawkeye270
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are...
Sight-in for Maximum Distance With Minimum Holdover
Hawkeye270
Others have offered up a sighting of roughly 2 inches high at 100 yards as a good sighting scheme. In my own experience I have come to favor a sighting of 3.5 inches high at 100 yards. This allows for the individual to hold dead-on (directly in the middle...
Homemade Stalking Socks
Hawkeye270
Primitive methods (archery and muzzleloader) require the hunter to get closer to his quarry than rifle hunting does. Stalking socks are soft products many times made of felt that slip over the bottom of your boots and allow you to make less noise as you...
Learning the Language of Nature's Little Tattletales
Ohio Bowhunter
When hunting whitetails there are many different languages being spoken afield that I key on when outdoors. All these little creatures living around whitetails have something to tell us if we are willing to...