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.
Hunting the Buck Bedding Areas
James R. Jones
You can identify most of these types of buck sanctuaries by examining aerial photographs for areas of dense vegetation, wetlands, and conifer stands. On infrared photographs, water appears black and conifers appear red. Trace the perimeters of the bedding...
Second Seasons
Ed T.
Kentucky's 2nd muzzleloader season opened today, with a rainy forcast. It will run through next weekend and I'll attempt to fill my doe tag during it. Tennessee's muzzleloader season(s) was changed a bit this year giving ML hunters two weeks to hunt prior...
What About That Shield?
Ed T.
Wild boars are like many other (male) wild animals in that they will tangle over the affections of the fairer sex. Nature has however given them some additional padding over the fairer sex to prevent them from tearing each other to shreds. This...
Where Are the Biggest Hogs?
Ed T.
As hog hunting gains popularity across much of the U.S. more and more hunters are asking where they should go to find the biggest hogs and trophies. I recently read an interesting article in "Boar Hunter Magazine", perhaps the preeminent hog hunting...
Prepare as if You Were the Prey Part 2
James R. Jones
In the first part I discussed mostly about being able to blend in with your environment. How key it is not to be noticed. The better you are at being part of the natural scenery the better your opportunity of game coming in your zone or sector of fire. As...
Try Something Old, for Something New
Ed T.
It occurred to old Ed that he has finally begun to catch on to some old fashioned, but still perhaps quite astute ideas in the last few years. Let me give you an example. Three former military cartridges that are all well over one hundred years old have...
Finding Information
Ed T.
It seems to me that those involved in the wonderful, addicting sports of shooting and hunting are now living in the Golden Age of Information. Almost all of us have access to a personal computer and that opens a nearly limitless amount of technical...
Scopes That Will Work for Hunting Hogs
Ed T.
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special...
Walk Back Tuning Your Bow
TJ Brubaker
When setting up any new compound bow, it has to be properly tuned. It should also be checked before every season starts. I recommend doing this way in advance as most shops become very busy last minute. A good shop when setting up your bow will make sure...
Don’t Give up Just Because You Missed
outdoorsman121
Recently I missed the biggest buck of my life. It was a perfect six by six, symmetrical, really tall tines, and just really wide. I sat in a spot, and that morning had seen a doe on the run with a little buck following her and then the twelve pointer also...