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.
Calculate the Amount of Sunlight Left
groundhog
Here is a tip on how to calculate the amount of sunlight left. If you you hold your arm straight out in front of you and hold your 4 fingers in a line with you top index finger at the bottom of the sun and your pinkie to the ground each width of your...
Bucks That Hold Tight
groundhog
November deer season in Saskatchewan can be one of the greatest whitetail hunts in North America. The bucks are in full rut, the does have the feed bags on and the action is everywhere. But these deer are smart so some of my best advise is don’t leave any...
Why does my gear smell like my plastic tote?
jpcomputers
If you're like me and use a plastic tote to store your gear in then you might want to read further. When plastic totes are manufactured they are typically shipped with the lid on. This makes the inside of the tote smell like the plastic it's made of...
How to Tell Good Acorns From Bad
Fire5179
When there's a bumper acorn crop, deer will search out the choice mast. Here's a simple way to identify the sweetest nuts. Capped acorns like red oak acorns with caps on are bitter and less preferred by deer. White oak acorns that hold their caps are...
Bear Proofing Your Food Stash
Sean Roush
I learned this the hard way last year. If you're hunting in an area with lots of bear activity, it's a great idea to stash your food and water up in a tree. I like to wrap everything in a tarp and tie it between two trees. Don't just tie it up in one...
Watch the Squirrel Movement
ManOfThefall
My experience over the years has shown me when the squirrels start moving in the morning, get ready. The deer movement will really pick up. In the evening watch for the squirrels to go back to their trees. Once again the deer movement will pick up. Give...
Tree Stand Set Up and Maintenance
groundhog
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A...
While Tracking Deer Use Hydrogen Peroxide
groundhog
A spray bottle filled with Hydrogen Peroxide is a good tool to have when tracking a wounded deer. When the blood gets sparse or to determine if it is actually blood you're looking at, spray the Peroxide in the area in question. The Proxide will foam up as...
Snack Time in the Deer Woods
groundhog
The importance of being quiet in the the woods is often overlooked when it comes to the little things and if you're planning to spend a day in the tree stand or blind you're going to need to eat. Avoid bringing noisy packaging material into the...
Deer Stand Movement
groundhog
If you're lucky enough to be on private land and can leave your stand up during the off season you can tie an old piece of cloth or something of the sort to your stand. I like to use an old camo bandana that I have. That way the deer get...