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.
Walking Through a Field vs. Walking Through the Woods
deerhunter30
I do a lot of hunting with my brother and he and I argue a lot about what is the best way to get into the stand with minimal noise and being seen. Maybe someone can give me a tip or two on this as well. Here is what I like to do... I like to...
Cover Your Rangefinder Optic
Patch1010
If you have a rangefinder like the Nikon riflehunter 550, you will find that a Butler Creek flip cover size #1 fits the front optic pretty well. I was tired of having my front optic getting wet with snow or rain so I went to Cabela's and found the Butler...
Archery Target For Around 10 Cents
Patch1010
What do you do with those empty nylon feed bags or dog & cat food bags? Can you say recycle? I use them for target practice for the youngsters. Take your empty shopping bags, stuff them into an empty nylon feed bag. You can also use old clothing or...
Make Your Own Cover Scent
arrowflipper
When it comes to scent, there are basically two types; those that attract and those that mask.  I've tried both on many occasions.  There are lots and lots of "doe in heat" scents, designed to attract a big buck into range.  I've also used...
Making Venison Delicious - Bacon Burgers
Mike Skelly
I shared my tip of making venison delicious for everyone - as jerky a few months ago.  I have discovered another way to make even liberal voting, tree hugger, Hillary supporters love whitetail venison and ask for more.  You can use this for just...
Make a List
arrowflipper
How many times have you gone on a hike, hunt or fishing trip only to find out you have left something at home?  It's almost inevitable that something will get left behind.  You can stand around just before leaving and rack your brain trying to...
Avoiding a Trip - Build a Custom Cooler
arrowflipper
All of us, at one time or another have gone on a hunting trip and had what we call “Blue Bird” weather.  Warm evenings and almost hot days.  We hunt in our t-shirts and enjoy the sunshine.  We are way up in the mountains and have a whole...
Spending Quality Time With Your Rifle
ndemiter
We all know we need to practice with our rifles before the season starts (and this goes doubly for bowhunters!) It's the only way we can pull off those hard to hit shots. Without extreme amounts of luck, most shots at a moving animal are failed attempts....
Keeping Your Rifle Clean Afield
ndemiter
One of the things I struggle with when afield is keeping my rifle clean and in good working order. Small amounts of dust and dirt collect moisture; moisture can freeze rendering your action immovable when you need it most. I have seen this happen on...
The Journey is Part of the Adventure
hunter25
While we were in Oregon our fishing guide was very surprised to learn that we had driven all the way from Colorado. He said that other than from neighboring states that everyone else had always flown in. I was surprised at this, as we always drive on out...