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5 Pre-Rut Must-Dos

October 24, 2014

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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

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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 […]

DIY: European Mount

October 18, 2013

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Last summer I was cleaning out my garage and I came across a big box full of deer antlers. You know, those ones that weren’t big enough to take to the taxidermist but still something you wanted to keep. Shoulder mounts are pretty expensive and end up taking up a lot of space in your […]

5 Must-Dos Before Opening Day

August 12, 2013

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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 […]

Pennsylvania DMAP needs changed

July 19, 2013

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HB870 introduced by Rep. Deberah Kula (D) in the state House would prevent the issuance of DMAP permits on public lands. The bill has received mixed reviews from sportsmen and we felt it was a good time to weigh-in on the issue. HB 870 has bipartisan support with cosponsor from both major political parties. However, the bill has remained in the House Game & Fisheries Committe without […]

Buck Fever Renewed

February 20, 2013

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During the past couple of years I have spent most of my rifles seasons in the wrestling room training to become an NCAA National Champion. While wrestling in college I could not come home to hunt and for years I have missed out on the experience of being in the woods with my family and friends.  In my eyes, sharing the […]

OHIO Public Land Hunts: Buckeye State Bruisers

November 29, 2012

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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 […]