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.
Open Country Stalking
arrowflipper
I could see the small band of mule deer picking their way towards me through the sagebrush 800 plus yards away.  With my 10 power binoculars I spotted a legal buck bringing up the tail. I dropped down and crouched behind a large chunk of sage just...
Night Light
arrowflipper
I don't know how many times I've stumbled over a rock or branch on my way to my stand in the pre-light hours of the day.  While sneaking through the woods, I trip over a branch and go crashing ahead as I try to regain my footing.  The...
What You Can Do to Save Hunting
Mike Skelly
There are a lot of things that work against the right to hunt.  Despite what you may think, anti-hunting activists are not the worst threat to your hunting rights.  Other hunters are far more dangerous than anti-hunters.  While anti-hunters...
One Way to Bring an Old Gun Back to Life
Mike Skelly
I have always looked for ways to save money and gain skills. I have the firearms basics covered so I rarely buy firearms these days.  But I do watch for bargains.  Sometimes a little TLC with simple tools will let you bring an old gun back to...
Hunting on the Clock - Learning Patience
Mike Skelly
Being impatient while hunting has cost me a lot of game.  I have thought repeatedly that God has given me a love of hunting to teach me patience.  I am still not what I would describe as a patient person, but I have learned a few tricks that...
Fast Hearing Protection
hunter25
I have seen a lot of mention lately in the forums about the importance of hearing protection. Like most of the older guys here I'm starting to notice that I don't hear as well as I used to from years of shots fired while out hunting. Although I have...
Save $$$ at the Range
Mike Skelly
Rather than spend my hard earned pennies on those cool Shoot-N-See targets or even the preprinted targets at sporting goods stores, I save a few bucks for weekend plinking sessions by using paper plates as targets.  A 100 count pack of paper plates...
Skull Plate Mount Kit Tips
WishIWasHunting
I recently completed my first skull plate mount of my buck antelope from the 2010 season.  I used a kit from Van Dykes, and I thought I would pass along the tips my dad shared with me, as well as one or two I figured out on my own.  I have only...
Spend Time With Your Children
hunter25- Wade
I've been sitting here alone this evening looking at family and hunting pictures. My best tip for everyone and I'm sure most or all of you feel the same is to spend every moment you can with your children. I have hunted, fished, and camped a lot with my...
How to Get More Hunting Access
Mike Skelly
Chances are good that you would like access to additional land.  I have a neighbor who literally calls me up and says “they’re here, come shoot them!”  Yes it is a dream come true!  How did I manage it?  The geese did all the work....