Category: Hunting Tips

Be Careful When Going Near a Deer You’ve Shot in the Woods

Man Posing With Shot Deer

You’re out in the woods. It’s a cool, crisp Fall day. Leaves are all around you. There’s a slight breeze. You look in the distance and see a deer. You take your rifle and aim… you shoot, and you hit your target. The deer looks like it fell down. You’re pretty sure you “got ‘em.”… Read more »

Do You Need Camouflage While Hunting?

Hunter in Camouflage Posing With Corsican Ram

Do you need camouflage to hunt? No, you don’t, but it helps! That’s the quick and easy answer. Could you shoot and kill an animal while wearing a Hawaiian shirt and blue jeans? Sure. That said, camouflage can come in handy when hunting certain animals. Think about how animals see and perceive the world around… Read more »

Here’s How to Cook Delicious Venison

cooked venison ragout in a pan

At Tioga Ranch, you have the opportunity to hunt whitetail deer. When you get their meat home, it’s time to cook up some “venison,” which is the word for deer meat. When cooking venison, don’t treat it like beef from the supermarket! Otherwise, you’re apt to wind up with it tasting tough and chewy. Tips… Read more »

Keep These Things in Mind When Teaching a Child How to Hunt

Father and Daughter Hunting

Who taught you how to hunt? Did you learn when you were a child? What are some tips for teaching a child how to hunt? Safety First and foremost, emphasize safety. Perhaps your child has seen a firearm in person, in your home. So they might know what a gun looks like, but they’ve been… Read more »

Pick the Right Snacks For Your Next Hunting Trip

Snacks in Ziploc bags

So you’re packing for a trip, and on this trip you’ll be hunting in the woods… What should you pack for snacks? Hunters spend a lot of time on the land, far from stores and civilization. That means they carry with them a backpack of supplies, including certain foods and drinks to keep hydrated and… Read more »

How to Become a Better Archery Hunter

Archery Hunter Posing With Trophy Boar

If you were lucky, at some time in your young life you have the chance to practice archery at summer camp or as part of a school gym class. Or perhaps you had an adult “show you the ropes.” Well, for many hunters, whether young or old, it’s a worthy challenge to become a good… Read more »

How to Choose the Right Hunting Rifle For Your Needs

Hunter Posing With Deer and Rifle

Hunting at Tioga Ranch is a fun experience. That said, what kind of rifle is right for you to use on your hunt? Well, there are several things to take into consideration when choosing your rifle. Caliber For starters, there’s the caliber, which refers to the diameter of the gun barrel, aka the tube through… Read more »

Looking for Birthday Fun? Consider a Guided Hunting Trip

Group of Hunters around Trophy Elk

Finally, for the first time in what seems like ages, things are opening back up and we can once again enjoy the activities we love with the people we who mean most to us. As such, many people are trying to make up for lost time by planning fun events and vacations to celebrate life’s… Read more »

What Are Things First Time Adult Hunters Should Know?

Picture of rifle and hunters waiting for hunting to begin.

Are you a first time adult hunter? What are some things first timers should know about hunting? Ancillary Benefits of Hunting Hunting is a way to secure meat for yourself, friends and family. It’s also a good excuse to get out in nature and learn more about your surroundings– it beats sitting at a computer… Read more »

How Lightweight Rifles Are Helping Some Hunters Continue Their Passion

Elderly gray haired man holding a gun in his hands

Sometimes hunters of a certain age find they can’t handle hunting the way they used to, and this is usually due to some change in their life. For instance, older hunters might be battling some physical issues that make it harder to carry all the gear they need to bring with them when going on… Read more »