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.
Attracting Bucks During the Rut
James Necessary
I have a system I use in Whitetail hunting during the rut that seems to work for me. When I make a mock scrape in the area I wish to hunt I will place a couple of 35mm film canisters (film removed of course) in the scrape after I have cleared out all...
Arizona Zipper Birds
Wayne Earley
If you get the chance to hunt coues deer in Arizona don't pass up the chance to hunt our quail. We natives of this hot as heck place call them zipper birds. Mother nature's perfect food. Once you have removed the head, lay the bird on its back, tail...
One to Two Inches High at a 100
BGH Staff
When sighting in a rifle with only a 100 yard range a good rule of thumb is to put it one to two inches above the point of aim at 100 yards. 2" high for slower non-magnum cartridges and closer to 1" for magnum cartridges. For most cartridges this will...
Take Your Time
BGH Staff
With busy work schedules and family life where events sometimes change on a minute by minute basis it can be difficult to slow down when going afield. However nature works on a different time scale than the modern human. Events such as getting water or...
Watch Your Back on Exit
BGH Staff
When spot and stalk hunting, you can hang out on a ridge for hours glassing and not see a thing. When its time to exit your glassing spot, sometimes it helps to double back or go slowly when exiting. Deer and elk recognize when a threat is leaving an...
Watch Your Downwind With Coyotes
BGH Staff
When calling coyotes, more often than not they will circle on a target they are coming into and approach from the downwind side. Presumably they do this in order to align what they smell, with what they are hearing. This means that you should always...
Tactical Locker Room
Jeff Filler
Use that 'locker room' scent you are wearing tactfully. Sometimes hunting down wind can't be avoided. Sometimes it can become part of your plan. We hunt rugged, hilly terrain ... and after an hour or two - we take on our natural 'locker room' scent....
Make a Sneak: Use Folds in Terrain
Jeff Filler
What may look like a bare open field, or hillside, may have just enough 'folds' (unevenness) to make a sneak. Elk manage to get in and out of farmers' fields, undetected, using folds in terrain - and they are big creatures! Ducks and geese lounge away...
Stay in Touch
Jim Boyd
I hunt in a large hunting club (4000 acres and 30 members) with a sign in board. We have club rules that state that you do not leave anyone in the woods when you sign out... you are required to wait for the last man or woman to sign out before you leave....
Climbing Stand Safety Tip
Jim Boyd
Here is the scenario... you sit in your 2 piece climbing stand and your foot inadvertently bumps the lower section while there is no weight on it - and it slides down the tree, out of reach! OK, you are safe - you have a string tied from the upper...