Each month we will feature a new "tip" for our members.
These tips are submitted by our members for our members.
If you have a tip which you would like to share, please submit it here.
Try using MS.Vickies salt & vinegar chips as a dry
batter for fish..
Submitted by: Jeremiah Smith
Getting your home ready for the cooler weather
Proper maintenance of your home and garden will help preserve your investment. And best of all, keeping your house in tip-top shape this fall will prevent any unnecessary chores in the spring.
- Complete exterior painting before cooler weather arrives
- Check and repair exterior lighting before daylight fades
- Store lawn ornaments and patio furniture in a shed or basement. If space is limited, weather-resistant covers can protect outdoor furnishings
- Cover air conditioner and barbecue to prevent winter damage
- Close your pool before leaves start to fall, and nighttime temperatures begin to drop. Sooner than that and you risk an algae bloom
- Store kids toys indoors or in an outdoor shed to prevent rusting and fading
Lawn & Garden:
- Till and prepare planting beds when the soil is relatively dry. By adding soil and mulch to your beds, you'll be a step ahead for spring planting
Submitted by Len Janke
"Ironing Board" Bench Rest
No bench rest at the range? No problem... get yourself a used ironing board and bingo. you have yourself an adjustable bench rest.
Submitted by Emil"Boom Boom" - Original tip from a former Philippine Marine - special forces Santos Morden
How to catch an Elephant
1. Dig a large hole large enough to hold an elephant and cover the bottom with ashes.
2. Place peanuts all around the edge of the hole.
3. When an elephant is spotted eating the peanuts , SNEAK up behind him and kick it in the ASH HOLE!!!
Submitted by "Bunny"
Turkeys are living motion detectors. If you have the jitters, get a blind.
Turkeys have a poor depth perception but good hearing. Use them to your advantage!
Never practice calling turkey in your hunting grounds before the hunt. You are only educating them not to come when it will be time!!!
A decoy for turkey will attract the attention of a Tom if it has motion. One way to do this is to glue one or two feathers onto the breast or back of your decoy. A slight breeze will make them flutter, making it look more alive.
For the Fisherman: Remove the fishy smell on your hands by using soap and sugar. Thanks Emil "Boom Boom"
Deer have excellent hearing that can tell exactly where a sound comes from. Here is a trick that has allowed me to fool a couple of deer; Give a call, then move 30 yards in a direction where you can still see your original location. Deer will be coming in looking / sniffing for trouble from that location, not where you're hidden, giving a better chance to aim and fire. I call it the "not being there approach". Thanks Dale Davignon
Home made Deer attractor
Take a normal store bought water bottle and fasten a string to the bottom with heavy duty tape to allow it to be hung with cap down in a tree. Empty out half of the water and fill it back up with apple juice. Punch a hole through the top of the cap and run a string through it approx 12 inches in length (cotton type) to act as a wick to allow the mixture to drip out slowly. You can put plastic bag material over the bottle top and screw the cap back on for transport. When you get to your tree stand, remove the plastic covering under the cap and replace the cap to allow the fluid to drip out of the bottle when it's hung upside down. The wind will carry the scent of the apples through the forest and will assist in attracting deer to your hunting area.
Submitted by Dave Moores
These tips are for your information only. Base Borden Rod and Gun Club makes no claim as to the accuracy and/or credibility of the submitted tips.