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.
Viewable Area - The “Long” and “Short” of Treestand Hunting
Jim Boyd
Setting a tree stand location is a very delicate thing.  Only a difference of 20 yards one way or the other can be the deciding factor between great success and a stand where no one over takes a deer.  There are many variables such as backdrop,...
A Vote for Sensible Scopes
Ed T.
As unconventional as it might sound, I seem to be getting back to basics with my scope choices for some of my deer rifles. Whereas the trend seems to be "bigger is better," I have begun to move in just the opposite direction. I have learned that using a...
Taking Proper Photos of Our Game
Ed T.
There's no doubt that a quality photo from a hunt or a special harvest we have made adds immensely to the memories of that hunt that we take from that day forward. Having a picture framed sitting on our desk at work, mantel at home or stuck on a dresser...
Financing a Hunting Trip
Critter
For most on here there is a dream trip floating up around in their heads but there is a question of how to pay for it.  This has been a problem for all hunters that wish for that elusive moose, bear, goat, sheep, elk, deer, or any other hunt where...
Prepare as if You Were the Prey
James R. Jones
I know this sounds crazy but I prepare as if I was being hunted and the animal was armed as well. I stated my opinion on this subject in other posts. I will try to provide you with more detailed information on how I use this thought process to...
The Smell of Fresh Cut Pine
Jim Boyd
Hunters cringe at the sight of feller bunchers, skidders and log trucks... the thought of "losing" available woods drives most folks crazy. A complete clear cut is one thing... that certainly takes some time for the deer habitat to recover - at least 2-3...
Four Wheeler Storage - On a Budget
Jim Boyd
Man oh Man, have you seen how much some of these four wheeler accessories cost these days?? Outrageous if you ask me…. I needed more storage space on my Honda Rancher and I wanted to be able to keep some of the items out of the weather. I purchased this...
Make an "Emergency" Four Wheeler Kit
Jim Boyd
If you have ever been hopelessly mired or stuck with your four wheeler – particularly if you are by yourself and are facing a long walk – here is a tip that can save you – and not cost you a fortune… This tip will work for your truck too if you size the...
Hunt the "Island in the Stream"
Jim Boyd
In the south, as in many other parts of the country, we have vast swamps that are often a maze of runs, sloughs, dead end back waters and at times, row after row of areas that are flowing water, higher ground and then flowing water again. I hunt two of...
Deer Hunting - From a "Level Playing Field"
Jim Boyd
This may seem like a super simple tip and one that requires little brain use but if you are a hunter that uses a climbing stand and you hunt the same trees fairly often – consider making a mental note (or a recorded one, I store mine inside my cell phone...