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.
Make Glassing More Comfortable
BikerRN
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger. In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire...
Use the Hide
SGM
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the...
Make Your Homemade Deer Stand Quiet and Comfortable
Retired2hunt
Dad has plenty of homemade deer stands on his property with at least 4'X4' stand bases/floors to sit on.  The homemade stands are as comfortable and quiet as the high end pre-fab mass manufactured stands on the market.  Here is how to...
Choosing a Shotgun
Mike Skelly
Every once in awhile new shooters ask some basic shot gunning questions trying to decide which shotgun they should buy.  They are generally concerned with either home defense, or hunting, but often both.  Yes you can hunt small game and game...
Primer on Shotgun Shells - What Does 'Gauge' Mean Anyway?
Mike Skelly
What does "gauge" mean anyway?  As used here gauge means the number of round lead balls the same diameter as the inside of the barrel (aka the bore) that it would take to weigh one pound. It takes 12 lead balls the same diameter as a 12 gauge barrel...
How high should you set your deer stand
deerhunter30
I have hunted with a lot of different people who have different opinions on how high a hunter should set his deer stand. The biggest part of setting your deerstand is to set it to where you are comfortable. If you are not comfortable because your...
Easy Gun Cleaning Patches
Retired2hunt
Like most of you I'm certain, I love to shoot my guns.  I enjoy shot after shot all day long at the shooting range… whether it is with one of my Shotguns, one of my rifles, or with my handgun… or when the crosshairs are on a big game animal in a safe...
Pack Out the Trash!
SGM
This might not be a tip as to how to bag an elk or how to use a call better but it is one that sure can help save our hunting grounds and hunting heritage.  It is a simple rule, MAKE SURE WE CLEAN UP AFTER OURSELVES!  Leave as little of an...
Steadier Glassing Picture
Boots
While I was up on the mountains looking for some elk, we spotted some off in the distance.  And while I was glassing these elk I couldn’t quite pick up the details of these elk because they were clear out there, and because I couldn’t keep steady...
Newer Model Nikon Low Powered Scope: The African Series
Ed T.
I thought I'd make a few comments about this fairly new offering from Nikon. I happen to own one, mounted on a Remington 750 Carbine in .35 Whelen and a very good friend has one mounted on a Marlin 1895/45-70. We both have the 1" version, 1-4x20 in...