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.
Black Bear Scent Burns
Chuck
Burning baits is a great way to get black bears to your bait station. The most common is bacon grease, however there are others that I like even better. Some of my favorites are Tropical Punch Kool-Aid and Cherry Jello. Mix them with water so you have a...
A World Wide Web Hunting Tip
groundhog
Can you teach an old dog new tricks? Sure. Even the oldest veteran hunters who normally share their wisdom with others can benefit from keeping up to date with the newest equipment and hunting tactics and the number one tool is the internet. Many hunters...
Get Your Kids Involved
Al Siebert
I have done everything possible to get my kids involved in hunting. Every time out whether it be scouting, camping or during the actual hunt, I will challenge them to find their way back without using any electronics (GPS). Also without a compass. They...
Black Bear Bait
Chuck
If you are like most of us you don't have a limitless supply of freebie Twinkies or sticky buns so you have to put out the cash for bait. Try popcorn it's usually cheaper than dog food and way lighter to pack in. When you pop it don't use an air popper do...
Hunting Midwest Whitetails - January thru December
Brett Homer
January: Last years Season has ended.Time to start focusing on next year's season. You will need to find out what bucks might still be alive that made it through the last years hunting season. After the hunting season sometimes bucks and does might...
Calling all Antelope
groundhog
I had the idea of calling antelope, never had heard one before and this was my first antelope hunt and archery one to boot. I know it sounds crazy to most hunters calling a antelope but I just had it in my head that I was going in the middle of the rut...
Wind Checker - Cheap and Easy
Joe Pagano
A while back I read somewhere that if you want to keep an active eye on that wind while in your stand you should get some thread. All you have to do is go into grandma's sewing kit and unreel out the thinnest thread she has. I usually take enough for the...
Inexpensive Camo
Al Siebert
I'm always looking for the most inexpensive ideas. Having 2 boys that I love to take hunting I found the cheapest camo is to buy sweat pants/shirts and throw them over jeans/shirt, shorts/tee shirt or right over your boxers just depending on the season....
Scent Cover
Danny
I used this all last year and had deer all around and they didn't smell me. I use a 30 gallon plastic tote to store my clothes in, and put a cedar scent in it to make my clothes smell like cedar. It's normally used to put in the closet to keep your...
Staying Safe While Doing Summer Scouting
Greg Johnson
Many of us take to the field to start this year's scouting when the weather warms up. With the rising temperatures also comes the risks of heat exhaustion. Remember to bring and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid fluids like alcohol and coffee as these fluids...