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5 Pre-Rut Must-Dos

October 24, 2014


Play the Weather Weather can be your best friend when hunting during the early season. Weather fronts affect big buck movement during the early season more than any other time. Watch your local forecast, use internet weather sources and apps for your phone to determine when a cold front is going to move in and drop the temperature significantly. (15 to […]

13 Tips for Late Archery and Muzzleloader Season

December 30, 2013


Need a few tips for hunting the late season? Well, you came to the right place. Enjoy! 1. Think Deer Survival: Heavy snowfalls will force deer into full survival mode. Bucks will never be hungrier during the hunting season than they are right now. Recovering from the rut can be difficult. Afterall, many bucks lose as much as one quarter of their body weight […]

5 Must-Dos Before Opening Day

August 12, 2013


I’m the type of hunter that thinks about being in the woods all year long. Sadly, due to the life demands of being a responsible adult I spend more time thinking about being in the woods than actually being in the woods. If you are like me, then here are 5 things you Must-Do before archery […]

OHIO Public Land Hunts: Buckeye State Bruisers

November 29, 2012


Every season for the past decade we at TSO make the trek to southeastern Ohio to hunt public lands with our good friend Ottie Synder  in pursuit of buckeye state bruisers. Southeast Ohio is a great alternative for beleaguered and frustrated Pennsylvania hunters looking jumpstart their hunting season. Ohio has many similarities to Pennsylvania in that it has massive amounts of public […]

Trim Shooting Lanes or.. Learn the Hard Way

September 25, 2012


Many archery deer hunters (myself included) have learned the importance of cutting shooting lanes the hard way. For me, it was just last season. I had done all the preseason preparation necessary for a successful season. I sighted in my bow, practiced regularly, setup and used my trail cameras to gather information, and cleaned and removed the scent from my clothing. All that was […]

Maximize Your Practice Session: Finding the Vitals

August 1, 2012


Understanding the anatomy of whitetail deer is valuable information that every hunter must have to make a quick and clean harvest. It is our duty as sportsmen to do everything in our power to make and ethical kill. If you subscribe to that line of thinking, then you hold shot placement at a premium. The most ethical placements […]

Crossbows and Crossbow Myths

November 23, 2011


The full inclusion of crossbows into the Pennsylvania archery season is something I am personal very happy about. Crossbows open archery hunting to a wider variety of age ranges and provide a new method of entry into the exciting world of archery hunting. You “can” shoot any bow a long distance with accuracy and that […]

Whack-A-Doe: Whitetail success isn’t always in the “Big Woods”

November 1, 2011


My entire life I have hunted the “Big Woods” in rural Elk County in North Central Pennsylvania. I’ve always assumed that in order to see deer you had to go deep into the big woods, the further into the woods, the better. The 2011 archery season started no different for me. Scouting and setting stands in huge tracts of State Forest and […]

Buck Down! A Tip of the Hat to Mr. Good Fortune: Rocky Mountain Pronghorn

October 24, 2011


“Yeah….well good luck with that.”  These were the encouraging words offered by an old friend of mine as I set off to hunt Rocky Mountain pronghorn this year with the ‘ol string and stick. To be fair, my optimist pursuit of the prairie goat may have been over shadowed by a similar, albeit unadmitted, hint […]

Early Season Update: Moon Phase

October 18, 2011


I have been out every day this season whether it is filming or hunting. I have hunted or filmed from twelve different settings and four different counties and have sat midday twice by a watering hole. Overall, I have spent more than 60 hours in the tree. I have consistently seen deer but not in large numbers. I have had two […]