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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 […]

Mentoring a Youth Hunter: Share the Tradition

September 5, 2012


(Editor’s Note: As lifelong hunter, former Member of the PA House of Representatives, and former Executive Director of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Hunting Fishing and Wildlife Dan brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the TSO team.) It is no secret that we are losing thousands of hunters to old age every year. […]

Early Returns: Trail Cameras 101

August 14, 2012


Many hunters struggle with maintaining their trail cameras. The modern day deer hunter must be committed to gathering as much information as possible about his/her hunting location. We have profiled proper trail camera use in an earlier post Click Here to read it. It is imperative that the information we receive from our trail cameras is as accurate as possible. This means the pictures […]

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 […]

Bullseye: Sighting in Your Hunting Rifle

July 17, 2012


A Bullseye is more than a psychopathic assassin from the Daredevil comics known for his lethal precision and accuracy with any weapon including guns, knives, throwing stars, and even pencils. If you are not familiar with the comic series, then you maybe remember the character as portrayed by actor Colin Farrell in the Daredevil live action film starring Ben Afleck. Of course, bullseyes mean something much different to […]

Turkey Tips: PA Spring Gobbler 2012

April 26, 2012


I thought that my first blog post for Team Surra Outdoors would involve me writing about a new and ground breaking technique or Turkey call that would have gobblers running to a hunter practically committing suicide. As luck would have it, that is not the case. I do not have a sure-fire 100% method or sound for killing […]