Below are answers to some FAQ’s and some general operating procedures for us at TRA
You will Arrive at TRA on Sunday anytime after 12 pm. From there you will have the rest of the evening to get settled in , sight in your weapon, and relax. We will Have a short meeting at 6 pm to go over rules, take questions, get stand assignments and get all paperwork in order. Sunday nights meal is not provided, we usually go to town on Sunday night for supper and last minute supplies at Wal Mart.
Your Hunt will Begin on Monday Morning and end at Dark on Friday Night. All Nightly meals between these times will be provided. You must provide your own Breakfast, Lunch and snacks. Feel Free to stay Friday night and leave prior to noon on Sat.
In Most cases you will be taken to and from the stands by our guides, On occasion you may be asked to drive to your hunt destination due to no cell service. We will not leave anyone on stand without transportation when cell service is not available.
Linens are not Provided. you should plan on bringing your own bed linens and towels.
How do you determine stand assignments? Stands are picked from most recent activity in the areas and best wind direction by TRA guides, the best stand sites are then put into a hat, one for each hunter in camp, then the hunters will draw their stand assignments from the hat. No Favoritism at TRA.
How long do the hunters stay on that stand site? As long as the wind allows a hunter can keep their stand site as long as they wish. If they give their stand site up, it immediately becomes available to another Hunter. It is recommended to stay at least 2 days on your stand site before moving, if the wind direction allows.
Can we bring our own stands? Yes you may bring your stand but you will have to place it in the area that we want you to hunt in. we understand that some stands are more comfortable than others so this is why that’s allowed. If you move from your assigned area your hunt will be over, no excuses.
What Type of Stands do you have? We use mostly Ladder stands and Pop Up Blinds, we do have some box blinds also.
How far is the walk to the stands? It differs depending on the farm and stand site you are hunting, in some cases we are able to take you all the way to the stand, at other times if the weather is bad you may have to walk farther than normal. We will get you as close as possible in all cases.
How do I know a deer is big enough to make your min of 130? You will Know. If you have to wonder then its probably not big enough. We will show you lots of trail cam pics of what’s big enough and what’s not before you start hunting.
How Far is your shot opportunities? In most cases our feeders and bait piles will be between 20 and 40 yards for bow, but there will be deer seen farther than that. We do not recommend a bow or crossbow shot Farther than 50 yards.
What is your success Rate? Success rate has absolutely nothing to do with an outfitter, as an outfitter all we can do is get you in range of a shooter buck, the rest is up to you. We measure our success on Opportunity. We typically run 75 to 80% opportunity for a shot on a shooter buck within Range. These are 100% wild deer and we cannot guarantee success.
How Much Land Do you have? We currently have access to over 1500 private acres in Ohio.
What should I bring? All your personal items, hunting gear, as well as bed linens for a twin size bed or sleeping bag and towels. Meals will be provided but if you have favorite snacks you should bring those along.