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.
Google Earth Tip #2
Bigalwapiti
Looking for abnormal structures as water resources can be 100% useful in Arizona. Since water is always scarce to some degree, hunting in the desert or even in the mountains during dry years. You need to know what to look for! Arizona Game and Fish do an...
Easy Way to Learn How to Judge Distance
Critter
Have you ever been out in the field and looked at an animal and wondered just how far away he was?  If you don't have a rangefinder it can be a little difficult.  What I have learned to do is while out walking or running is to pick an object in...
Are You Bowhunting Bucks or a Giant?
Brian Stephens, StickemArchery.com
When you go bowhunting this season are you hunting any buck or hunting a Mature Giant?  The way you approach your hunts will vary based on what your answer is.  There is not right or wrong answer to this question but there are some sure fire...
Milkweed Pods; Mother Nature's Wind Checkers
str8shooter
Understanding wind currents and thermals in hilly, broken terrain can often be incredibly frustrating.  I've found that collecting and storing milkweed seed pods during the late summer has made me a better hunter in the bluff country that I hunt....
Betadine; The Ultimate Scent Killer
str8shooter
Being a bowhunting I've always been fanatical about scent control.  Whether it's sprays, carbon clothing etc. I've tried it.  The best thing that I have found for eliminating human scent is Betadine.  It's been used in hospitals and homes...
Tree Stand Tips
groundhog
I can’t express how important it is to be extra quiet as you approach your deer hunting stand. Before the season I like to use a weed wiper and then a rake to clear leaves and twigs from my stand approach trail. I rake the trail for about 30 yards from my...
Flex Those Carbon Arrows!
Marty Sup
In the spring of 2007 I was the unfortunate recipient of an injury cause by a damaged carbon arrow that shattered on release of the arrow. I was in the yard going to take a few practice shots before dinner and the second arrow is the one that did the...
Homemade Scent Killer
groundhog
HOMEMADE SCENT KILLER...16 oz. (2cups) 3% peroxide ( the brown bottle stuff works fine) 16 oz. (2cups) distilled water1/4 cup baking soda1 oz. non scented shampoo If you want to make a bigger batch just keep the ratios intact. Mix baking soda and water...
Binoculars
groundhog
Binoculars I believe are one of the most important pieces of equipment a hunter needs while hunting. A person who spends a great deal of time outdoors definitely needs to have a good pair of binoculars. Hunting binoculars are made for hunters who hunt in...
Easy Bear Baiting Tips
groundhog
Baiting bears can be a frustrating process or it can be so simple to get that big old boar strolling in for a meal.Hear are a few easy tips for getting a scent out there to bring’em in.One of my favorites is using anise extract, soaking a few cotton ball...