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.
Glassing for the Big Bull Elk or Deer
BigAl Wapiti
My friends always comment that I have a great pair of eyes and that I glass so well. I think they are all becoming really good at glassing as well. The one thing that helped me and now them is, looking for parts instead of looking for the entire...
Never Shoot an Elk in Water or Near Canyon
BigAl Wapiti
Think before you shoot is a valuable lesson to be learned. I recently came across a down to the bone near fully intact 6x6 that we found in a deep cattle tank. What it seemed like to me was that the elk was shot while it was in the tank and it never...
Vehicle Preparedness
Critter
We all think about getting in shape for that up coming big game hunt but what about your truck or suv?  Just how much thought goes through your mind on getting it ready for that out of the way hunt that you are heading out on?  The first thing...
Sneak and Peek
BigAl Wapiti
With Elk, Deer or any big game animals. I'm sure everyone has heard not to skyline yourself. But I will say it again, right before you get to the top of that ridge you took so long to get to, stay low, get on your gut if you have to and peek over that...
Perfect Practice to Shoot
BigAl Wapiti
I have read many articles on how to site in your gun, and this isn't advice on how to do that.  But being at the range isn't realistic to hunting Elk, so after you have good groupings at the range, get out in the field, set up targets at different...
Bone Out Your Elk
BigAl Wapiti
There are numerous good videos out there that show how to  properly  bone out your meat on Deer and Elk. It's a great idea if you are hunting wilderness areas or public land ,with no roads near by, to have a good pack frame. You...
Hunting Big Bull Elk Tip
BigAl Wapiti
I am writing this to myself as much as I am for others. It is what you and I have to do to score that BIG BULL ELK! If you are wanting that truly nice Bull Elk that will top all others you have shot. You will not find him in high traffic areas that have...
Judging Distance While Bowhunting
jpcomputers
This tip is for anyone who does or does not use a rangefinder while bowhunting, here is a simple and easy way to judge the distance to your game. Whether you’re in a tree or on the ground you can use this method at any time. Marking the distance...
For the Married Man
BigAl Wapiti
Alright this is a stretch as far as tips go. But hey it worked for me. I like to give out advice/tips that are unique and not the same thing over and over again. For you married men, I have been married for 20 years in August, and I spend a ton of...
Google Earth Tip #3
Bigalwapiti
In all my experiences, plus I am sure everyone has read about a few times. Elk love to bed on the north slopes. Well I also believe they love to feed on the south slopes with alot of grass, if you can find water near by next to all three, you will be...