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.
Rage Broadhead Tips
groundhog
I have been shooting Rage broadheads for a couple years now, here are a few tips I have. For a couple reasons I chose the 2 blade versus the 3 blade if you're going to be hunting spot and stalk there is less chance of one of the blades popping...
Elk Tracks
Greg Johnson
If you come across an area where elk have bedded, look carefully at the tracks leading out of the bedding area. Elk that left in a hurry will leave sets of tracks widely spaced because they jumped up and bounded away, whereas elk that did not leave in a...
Shed Hunting Tip
Greg Johnson
Most bulls shed their antlers during March and April when their testosterone levels are the lowest. Depending on snow-depth and weather, the elk may still be down on winter range or starting to move back into the hills following the new green grass....
Electronics and Batteries
Greg Johnson
When it comes to hunting and electronics I find two types of people. I always check my GPS, rangefinder, Spot, radios, etc to make sure everything is in working order and then replace with new batteries before heading to camp. Every year someone in camp...
Between Muzzleloader Shots
groundhog
Anyone who shoots a sabot bullet has had the problem with loading the next round with a dirty barrel we have all struggled with it. Between muzzleloader shots I have done some research and testing on my own to find out what works for me for the next shot...
Trophy Picture 101
gknutson
Everyone has different ideas about trophy pictures. Looks around and you will see "long armers," "set behinders," "big cheesers," and "blood covered brutes."  I have a few tips to keep your trophy pictures from being laughers or worse yet just plain...
Elk Scouting the Rut Hunt
Al Siebert
Being very lucky the last two years with pulling an Early Rifle Elk Tag last year and having my son pull an Early Rifle Tag this year. I have read many articles from others saying that Bulls could travel 10-15 miles during the rut. I believe this to be...
Adjustable Power Scope
Al Siebert
It can never be said enough, if you have heard it time and time again or if it is the first time you have ever heard this. If you have an adjustable powered scope, keep your scope to its lowest setting while walking/hunting. If a long shot offers itself...
Taking Good Trophy Pictures
Greg Johnson
Every year I look at hundreds of trophy pictures either on the internet, the numerous hunting magazines that show up in the mail, on TV, e-mails from friends, etc. What I’ve noticed is that a lot of trophy pictures are taken when the animal is half field...
Venison Meat Care
Greg Johnson
To ensure good tasting venison, it first starts off with a quick clean shot. Sometimes a bullet or arrow goes errant however if you can make it a quick and clean kill that is the first step. Next immediate field dressing starts the cooling process. Get...