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.
Out of State Scouting for DIY Hunt
SOBLE
The quandary of all hunters is how do I give myself the best chance to take home a trophy animal after shelling out hundreds of dollars for that coveted tag in another state. I face this issue this year with an Antelope tag in Colorado. Now I know that...
Back Door Exit Strategy
Ohio Bowhunter
One for the Young at Heart in trying. Whitetail hunting can be fun when you and a hunting partner want to make for some fast action during mid day hunts after morning stand hunting is over and waiting for your evening hunt. Few...
Educated Bears
Chuck-n-Alaska
When you are baiting black bears don't go with the same bait everyone else in your area is using. If they are using dog food and bacon grease try popcorn and peanut oil with peanut butter mixed in it. If a bear gets shot at and missed when he is on dog...
New Moon for 2010 Whitetail Season
Ohio Bowhunter
Just letting everyone know when the new moons for Oct and Nov are for Whitetail hunters. Octobers new moon falls on the Thursday the 7th  Novembers new moon falls on Saturday the 6th. My prediction will be from October 27th thru November...
Hunting With a Muzzleloader Tips
Critter
Are you headed out into the hills this year with your old smoke-pole?  If so you may want to read this.  So dig it out of the closet and give it a good cleaning to get started.  Then head out to the range.  Now if you are a multi...
Take Care of Your Optics
Critter
One of the most important pieces of equipment that you will take hunting is a good quality pair of optics and they take some care to give you the performance that you want.  So here are a few tips. Use some alcohol and cheese cloth to clean the...
Rise and Shine
Critter
How many times have you seen it?  You're sitting in your stand before daylight and then at first light you see it.  A bunch of hunters trudging up the hill, they may be late but up they come, and they are usually walking right where you expect...
Spray Down Again Once You Get to Your Stand
Deer Slayer
Most deer hunters will spray everything down just before they walk to their stand. There's just one problem with that; most people will sweat a little and that's gonna leave behind scent that you don't want that mature buck smelling. My dad and I started...
Cheap Rain Pants
Chuck-n-Akaska
When your stocking chest waders finally get too many leaks to use, cut the stockings off. I have a couple pair of old waders like this, they work great in wet brush. They keep you dry and they are pretty durable. They are also cooler and breathe better...
Poison Ivy Tip
groundhog
Some of you may have heard of this one. It worked great for me when I was a kid. I used to get Poison Ivy, Oak and or Sumac all the time and I had it bad to the point my legs would blister and weep. My grandfather recommended this. Take a sock and put...