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.
Wind Checker
Greg Johnson
I see a lot of advertisements for wind checkers. You can get eye drop bottles that will spray talk powder. Or you can buy the spendy little bottles in the stores. I saw an older hunter a few years back that used a walking stick that would also dub as a...
Cheap Scope Covers
Greg Johnson
If you hunt in rain or snow country you can place a zip-lock bag on the end of your rifle scope to keep it dry and clear when carrying your rifle on your shoulder. All you have to do is pull off the zip-lock bag and you're set. It's a cheap alternative if...
Multi Purpose Dryer Sheet
gknutson
I often use fresh earth dryer sheets while drying my clothes, after washing them in scent free soap. At some point I started putting these dryer sheets in the plastic tubs that I store my hunting clothes in. This seems to work very will. Anytime...
Get in Shape When Coming Out West
numbnutz
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start...
Hit the Mark on Feral Hogs
gknutson
As ethical hunters we all want to deliver a fatal blow to our prey. A well placed shot should bring most animals down within 100 yards. But if you fail to connect with the heart or lungs the tracking job can be near impossible at times. Most of us are...
Reverse Range
Jeff Filler
Before you get up to follow the animal after the shot, make sure you have the range from where you shot, to the animal. And mark the spot where you 'shot' from. In open terrain it may indeed be necessary to reverse-range to your shooting position to...
Take Photos and Videos While Stalking
Jeff Filler
Use your video and still camera while stalking or tracking. Take a picture (or video) of where you last saw your animal, either on a stalk, or tracking. Landmarks that you thought would be unmistakable can easily be lost in the 'blur' of all the others...
They Don't Leave - They Hide
Jeff Filler
Don't assume that when fall comes, or hunting season, that the big bucks, and big bulls leave. Whitetail deer bucks especially, simply hide. And they hide very well. Mule deer bucks may leave a little. Bull elk may leave, but don't assume they do....
Picture Perfect
Jeff Filler
After you shoot your animal (deer, elk, etc.), and if there are children or women around, or if your prize is worth pictures, before anything - just pull out your knife, cut the tongue off, and discard. Otherwise - sure enough - your pictures will...
Take Advantage of Natural Cover
Bob
I have been using the same treestand location for the past 6 years with outstanding success, normally two deer a year. Its all I need for my freezer. I have found that when fall comes and its time to trim shooting lanes and clear fresh brush, I leave it...