DIY: European Mount

October 18, 2013


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


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


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 […]

Sara’s Kitchen: Winning Trout Recipes

June 19, 2013


Last we spoke, I shared with you the PennLive-sponsored contest for trout grilling. Did any of you enter? Below are the winning recipes. Bon appetit!

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Is Home Processing Right For You?

May 16, 2013


Do I want to process my own meat? That is a question we will help you answer in this edition of TSO. Home processing is something we enjoy and highly recommend but it is not for everyone. Let’s take a look at home processing pros and cons so you can decide for yourself. Why Process Your Own Meat? Are you fed […]

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Maddie’s Memorable Moment

April 29, 2013


(Editor’s note: From time to time we publish written submissions from our readers as a guest blogpost. The following is one such submission. In order to continue Pennsylvania’s vast hunting tradition we must pass them along. That means getting youth and new hunters in the field. Kudos to Robb and Neal for their joint efforts and congratulations to Maddie […]

Sara’s Kitchen: Trout Cook-off!

April 18, 2013


Calling all fishermen, grillers and cooks! and The Patriot-News is sponsoring its first Stream to Table Trout Grilling Cook-Off.  I’m proud to say I’m joining judges Marcus Schneck and Sue Gleiter to help narrow down the competitors. If your recipe is selected, you’ll join the other contestants at Gifford Pinchot State Park on April […]

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PA Trout Season 2013: Search & Destroy

April 1, 2013


Pennsylvania plays host to more than 86,000 miles of streams and rivers and boasts some of the best trout fishing in the world.  The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) sold 736,867 Resident licenses in 2012. Clearly fishing in Pennsylvania is alive and well. Pennsylvania residents pursue many different species of fish all across the Commonwealth but no fish is targeted […]


February 21, 2013


Welcome to the Team Surra Outdoors Bragboard! As we prepare for the 2013 hunting seasons, let’s take a look back at some successes stories during 2012. If you would like to be featured on the TSO Bragboard then submit your pictures to us via email All entries must include the first and last name of the hunter. It is prefered but not required […]

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Buck Fever Renewed

February 20, 2013


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 […]