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.
Following a Blood Trail
arrowflipper
I've spent countless hours either on my hands and knees or bent over, messing up my back, looking for blood. One such instance I remember most was a hog hunt a few years ago in Mississippi. I had never shot a hog so when I poked a hole in this guy; I was...
Old Calls Still Work
Shannon Wood
When it come to turkey calls some of us have only one or two. Then there are the ones that have and can't go in the turkey woods without at least a dozen or so. Remember that old calls still work. Just take a little time and freshen up your old style...
Networking for Hunting Opportunities
arrowflipper
A number of years ago I went on my "hunt of a lifetime" (there have been many of those) and wrote about it on some Internet site.  I don't even remember where it was.  Someone read the story and dropped me an email telling me he liked the story...
Hide Tanning at Home
Mike Skelly
I am NOT an expert.  But I'm too cheap to pay for anyone else to do the job (local shop wanted $200 to tan my coyote hide). I've used this recipe for rabbit hides, deer hides, a moose skin, and a coyote pelt.  I've adapted this recipe from one I...
Set Up in Front, Not Behind
arrowflipper
For so many years I can't remember, I always thought the best way to hide was to sit behind something. I went out of my way to find low brush or even clear a path through brush so I could set up behind it and not be seen by animals coming in and still...
Canning Your Venison
arrowflipper
The first deer I shot, way back in 1958, was taken to the local meat shop and processed into steaks, roasts and some burger. Back then in that little Idaho town, when you took a deer into the butcher, you got the same deer back. ...
Adjusting Powder Measure
JackHamr'
Having problems adjusting your powder thrower for a particular charge weight?Sure you are .. We all do ..Well here is a shortcut I "discovered" a couple years ago ..  This one took thirty years to figure out, and I am sure that I am not the first to...
Don't Be a 'Robin Hood'
Jerry Beach
To the average person on the street, Robin Hood was a guy who "robbed from the rich and gave to the poor." To the archery hunter however, a Robin Hood is when you shoot two arrows in exactly the same spot so that the second hits the first and goes inside...
The Dragging Rope
Jerry Beach
Just about every hunter who has hunted big game animals has used a rope to drag his game. Over the years I have seen many kinds and sizes used for this purpose. One of my friends brought a deer to my house to hang in my garage for butchering, and he had a...
Winter and Spring Outdoor Shows
ManOfTheFall
With the way the economy is today, any outdoorsman cannot afford to miss the outdoor shows in your area. Usually these shows take place in larger cities throughout the country. But they are also held in smaller areas as well. If you get online and...