TSO Outdoor Resolutions

December 31, 2012


Christmas is over. The Holiday Season is coming to an end and 2012 is grinding to a halt. Soon it will be 2013 and everything will be new again but before you break out the cocktails and the excitement of the New Year begins, we should all take a moment to reflect on 2012, count our blessings, and resolve to better ourselves. […]

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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 […]

The TSO Survival Pack: Making Waterproof Matches

July 23, 2012


This edition of the TSO Survival Pack adds fire to your survival kit with waterproof matches. Every time you venture into the wild you must be ready for emergencies and extreme situations that require you to focus on survival. Whether you are hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, etc.. it is imperative to give yourself a fighting chance if your outdoor adventure turns into a survival […]