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.
Looking for a Booner, Check the Record Books
groundhog
The record books, that are put out by Boone & Crocket and Pope & Young and where I live is Henry Kelsey they are a great way to research a state or a province for big game. This does take some time but the knowledge it gives you, can be very...
How to Preserve Velvet Antlers
groundhog
If you want to properly preserve velvet antlers, you will have to inject & brush them with formaldehyde or some of the new less toxic chemicals (4 in 1 solution works great as does Knobloch's antler in velvet tan) as its  easier to use ...
Safety This Fall
Fire5179
As each day passes we are all one day closer to taking afield for our upcoming hunts. Don't forget to leave a hunting plan with your family or friends. Start by giving directions how you will be getting to your hunting spot and how you will be returning....
Caring for Your Optics
groundhog
I believe one of the most important tools that any hunter has, is their optics. I think that nearly every hunter uses some form of optics. Whether it's a set of binoculars or spotting scope, they all need good care to insure proper function and extended...
Trail Cam Tips
groundhog
To select a location for the trail camera, try to find a place that is well used and secluded enough so that the animal will be relaxed and pass slowly by the camera. Clear bush, grass and any other material that may obscure the camera views, this also...
Bear Baiting Recipe
Fire5179
I'm going to try this recipe this year after reading it. Calls for marshmallows, powdered Jell-O mix, syrup and granular sugar. Use a pan on a single burner, fill halfway with marshmallows, 1/2 package of Jell-O mix, one quart syrup, and one pound of...
Rattling Tips
groundhog
There can be too much of a good thing with antler rattling. I like to hit the horns together for a good 30- to 40-second rattling sequence and then hang them up and resist the urge to hit them again. This works to the hunter's advantage, because if a...
Setting Up Your Climbing Tree Stand
Fire5179
Most hunters know that climbing treestands are the ultimate in portability, but many don't realize how many ways you can adjust a climber to match a particular hunting situation. The distance between the top and bottom pieces makes a big difference in how...
Don't Wait Until the Last Minute
Fire5179
For some hunters we are less than a month away till our hunt starts, mine included. This is the time to shoot your gun or bow if you have not taken it out of the case since last rifle/bow season. If you have already been shooting your gun/bow keep...
Elk Calling Tips
BigAl Wapiti
Bring them in on a string.  I love this term, if you want to be successful on calling in Elk, try not to just sound like the other caller. We all laugh at each other when we are practicing Elk calling at home or while camping. When I first started...