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.
Calling All Moose
groundhog
Moose calling can get confusing to some, but cow calling is your main tool when moose hunting. If you go out and buy moose calls I would say you're wasting your money unless it is the birch bark cone. I find most store bought moose calls sounding worse...
Happy Feet!
groundhog
My biggest discomfort when it comes to hunting is my feet and when they get cold or wet my hunting fun slowly turns to a job trying to keep comfortable. In my opinion wool socks are the only socks you should be using while hunting. Any other socks do not...
Whitetail Hunting Tips #1
groundhog
5. Hunt where there is the highest deer numbers in your area with good habitat and minimal pressure. 4. Go where no one is or has gone, go that extra mile where others don’t venture that often. 3. Know the land you're hunting before the season starts,...
Turn Your Leaner Stand Into a Tripod!
Jim Boyd
Here are some photos of before and after - a deer stand project.I had these used ladder stands - they were small buddy stand - leaner style.I decided to convert them to tripod - I have some areas that I need a stand in and there is just not a good tree...
Baiting Deer
groundhog
Where its legal to bait for deer here is a tip. If you're using oats or corn in a area where its not practical to use a feeder or just testing a new spot try using a half or full bail of alfalfa, spread it out and dump your corn, oats or what your...
Judging Archery Yardage
groundhog
Here is a little tip for judging your archery distance. Get you some bricks and spray paint them with spray paint. Then put them in your yard at 10 yard increments from your target. I would recommend burying them in the ground with just the tops uncovered...
Face Paint
Greg Johnson
When bowhunting don't forget the face paint or face mask so the close encounters with that nice bull won't get spooked because the white of your eyes or face stand out from the camo or background that you are up against. You can take the compact camo or...
Not Just for Bears, Think Deer
groundhog
Anise has been a long time attractant for bear hunters all over North America. Well I have discovered it's just not for bears. Anise and vanilla extracts have a powerful scent and I found over the years that deer, moose, fox and all other kinds of animals...
Scent Control Tips
groundhog
So spending hundreds on new gear or simply "playing the wind"  where do you plan to be with your scent control? As I started hunting whitetail deer with the bow here are some tips that seem to work for me.1. Scent wafers...
Setting up Trail Cameras
Al Siebert
I recently just captured over 900 pictures on my trail camera that we set out for my sons Bull Elk hunt. The best advice I have for setting out your camera. #1 Find a well used trail/water hole etc, #2 Make sure that you set camera facing the north...