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.
Keep Your Barrel Clean
Fire5179
Here is a quick and easy way to keep your rifle clean of snow, rain, mud, or dirt when you are in the field this fall. I carry a bore snake with me in my pack and run it through once or twice if you get some dirt, snow, mud, or rain down your barrel. What...
Muzzleloader Hunting in Wet Conditions
Sean Roush
I find myself hunting in wet humid conditions more often then not. This can be quite a pain during muzzleloader. The last thing you need is a damp charge in your rifle. Try placing a condom or a tip of a rubber glove over your barrel to keep the moisture...
Liquid, Gels and Food Flavored Blocks for Whitetails
groundhog
These attractants are very similar to salt licks which is one of my favorite attractants, but it also adds a little aroma to their attractiveness. These products have some of the minerals deer are searching for with a little food flavor added. With a...
Hunting Journal
Critter
How many of you out there keep a journal of your hunting trips or outings?  I started to about 20 years ago and then moved them from a journal to a story that I will send out to my friends so that they can enjoy the time as well.  I'll aslo put...
Cheap Way to Bore Sight Your Rifle
Fire5179
Here is a cheap way to bore sight your rifle without spending $50 or so on a bore sight from the store. Place your gun in a rest if you have one, if you don’t, make a rest to where the rifle will not move. Remove the bolt so you can look at an object...
Off Season Cow and Bugle Practice
Fire5179
Tips to beginners for using a cow call and bugle. Assuming the hunters that will be in the field hunting this season will already be using a cow call and maybe a bugle don’t worry about this tip. However if you are new but don’t plan on elk hunting this...
Don't Forget Ebay and Craigslist
bigalwapiti
We all know about Ebay and Craigslist so don't forget to use it for all your hunting gear. You really should shop ebay or your local craigslist if you are on a budget it will be a great place to save money. I just picked up a Harris bipod rest for my...
Hiking Tips
groundhog
When scouting it often turns into a hiking trip so here are a few tips to remember!  Go Early: One key to a successful long and satisfying day hike is to start in the dark when its cool.  Go Light: It’s simple: carry less, go further. A...
Bowhunting Tip: Holding on Draw
groundhog
This is one thing I try and do at each session when I’m practicing, is draw my bow back and hold for 3 minutes. The trick is to set up at 40 yards on your first shot and do this and make it a kill shot. This is simply testing you if you were in a hunting...
Tree Stand Safety Tips
groundhog
1. Get familiar with your equipment Read and follow all factory recommended procedures concerning your tree stand. 2. Always use your safety equipment Use a safety harness when hunting from elevated tree stands. 3. Never carry equipment with you while...