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.
Preparation for the Hunting Season
ManOfTheFall
Everyone always worries about the obvious. Arrows, slugs, cover scents, calls, and many more other things which are very important. But, don't overlook the obvious. Make sure you have gas in your vehicle the night before. Check your flashlight and make...
Spot and Stalk
numbnutz
My preferred method of hunting is spot and stalk. Here are a few tips for anyone wanting to try it. First get to a good vantage point remembering not to skyline yourself. I usally set up on a south facing slope glassing a north facing slope. The key is to...
Don't Overlook the Soybean Patch
Ohio Bowhunter
There is one tip I have learned over the years in hunting whitetails in late season snow. Do not overlook soybeans left standing on the edges of fence rows, woods, creeks, buildings wherever it might be, this is where the deer will be while the...
Check for Ticks
numbnutz
Depending on what part of the country you are hunting, you may encounter ticks. Where I hunt there aren't too many but I always makes sure to check myself out every night back at camp. I check everywhere those little buggers like to hang out. If you...
Hunt the Does
ManOfThefall
Most of you seasoned veterans should know this by now. I am looking to give some tips to the newbies and the ones that don't have much experience or wasn't brought up around outdoor activity like myself. If you are having a hard time locating bucks...
Be Unpredictable
Fire5179
Deer hunters spend so much time trying to pattern deer that we forget that we also can be "patterned." After all, most of us hunt the same days and the same hours, so it isn't difficult for deer to figure us out. While we would never recommend giving up...
It's Time to Re-Tool and Re-Tune
Fire5179
If you're a bowhunter, you should already be practicing for the coming season, and August is also the time to get serious about your equipment. After all, you don't want to put a lot of effort into getting your bow tuned and shooting like a dream only to...
The Best Buck Lures
Ohio Bowhunter
The best deer attractant going in a given season are those deer in the early part of archery season in October and early rut in November that are lying dead along the road. I have for years used the hocks off of doe's that were hit lying...
Whitetails Coming Out the Same Way They Went in After Bouncing Them
Ohio Bowhunter
If you're bowhunting in a state where timber is thinner and not so dense and you're hunting or scouting and you bounce deer while walking ditches, fence rows, creeks or whatever during mid morning scouting keep a visual...
Trail Camera Placement
wapiti whacker
When placing a trail camera don't just look for a well used trail. What you want to do is look for a freshly used trail off by itself that goes from a north facing ridge, thick forest, brushy knob or some other similar bedding area to a food source. ...