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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring on the hunt?
What should I know about the owner?
Payment and booking
When should we arrive for check-in?
What will be provided for you to eat and drink?
What type of vehicle should I bring?
How long of a drive should I expect to get to the properties?
Where can I buy my hunting license and deer tags?
What should I bring on my hunt?
How many hunters should I expect in camp?
What happens if I shoot an immature buck, and do you have a penalty fee for shooting a buck less than 125"-130"?
Where is the location of the lodge?


What should I bring on the hunt? The following is a list of items that you should bring with you and are necessary for you to have during your stay:

   Toiletries
   Rain gear
   Rubber Boots
   Scent Killer Spray/ detergent
   Bow/Gun Haul Rope for Tree Stand
   Bow/Gun Tree screw in holder
   Extreme weather condition clothes
   Safety Harness
   Butt seat cushion
   Comfortable blind chair
   Camera (for your own personal photos)
   Zip ties to attach your tag to the game
   Plastic baggy to store license/ tag
   Bottled water
   Sleeping bags
   Pillows
   Ink pen to fill out tags
   Watch to document time
   "Hunter's Orange" hat during ANY firearms & muzzleloader seasons, even if you're archery hunting
•   Tree umbrella in case of rain
   Monopod for crossbow hunters and firearms hunters

What should I know about the owner?
There are no guarantees that Dave will be there during orientation, etc. or that he will be guiding. PLEASE DO NOT take it for granted that Dave will be awaiting you upon arrival. Southern Ohio Outfitters is made up of a staff of EXTREMELY capable managers & guides, so if Dave is not there, the guides will be able to answer any and all questions that you may have. If Dave is not present, they WILL take care of your needs. Dave is a very hands on owner, and is busy taking care of the businesses' every day needs. Dave will try his best to visit with everyone but that is subject based on unforeseen circumstances that happen on a weekly basis, with Southern Ohio Outfitters being one of the U.S.'s largest whitetail operations.

PAYMENT and BOOKING
Payments will need to be made in order to hold your reservation. We will not "HOLD" spots without a deposit. Payments to hold your reservation can be made with a personal check, money order, cashier's check, etc, etc....payments throughout the year toward your hunt can be made through the methods mentioned before as well. If for some reason you have booked a hunt on short notice and would be arriving at Southern Ohio Outfitters within one week of your booking, a personal check, money order, cashiers check WILL NOT be accepted upon arrival, only cash upon arrival will be accepted

Deposits and payments are non--refundable. When you book a hunt through us you are obligated to show up and hunt.

Payment methods can be different for each hunter as we try to work with everyone's needs separately. Contact Dave Lusk for method of payment. All hunts are to be paid for in full by SEPT 1st of the year that you plan on hunting, UNLESS, other arrangements have been made with Dave Lusk personally. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made UNLESS this is given the ok by Dave Lusk himself. If you do not pay for your hunt, you will forfeit your right to show up and hunt with Southern Ohio Outfitters


When should we arrive for check-in?
Check in time will be at 4 pm, and check out time will 10 AM day of departure. We are strict on the check-in time of 4 PM, as we could be out in the field working, etc. Please do not arrive before that time, as there may not be anyone waiting your arrival.

What will be provided for you to eat and drink?
When you arrive, we will have dinner at approximately 6 PM. The days following, you will be provided with a cold breakfast(cereal bars, fruit, etc.), lunch and dinner. If you decide to stay in the woods all day, lunch supplies will be provided for you to make and take. If you decide to sit in the stand all day, if you like something special, please bring it with you.

What type of vehicle should I bring?
Please drive a 4 x 4 capable vehicle in case of bad weather, and to come up the driveway to the lodge much easier. ATV's and UTV will only be used by S.O.O employees. So, please don't trailer any in with you.

How long of a drive should I expect to get to the properties?
None of the properties will be over 15 to 20 minutes away, and most of the properties are within 5 minutes. We will personally take you, unless during the course of the week you feel you would like to drive yourself.

Where can I buy my hunting license and deer tags?
As soon as you cross over into Ohio, you can buy them at numerous places. The best place to buy them is probably Wal-Mart. However, another great place to purchase your license and tags are online at Ohio's Division Of Wildlife.
Please make sure you have them before you arrive.

What should I bring on my hunt?
BRING YOUR SAFETY HARNESS! We do not provide them, and in order for you to even get in a tree you must have one. Also, bow/gun rope, bow/gun hanger, rubber boots, bottled water, scent eliminating products including detergents to wash clothes, grunt tube, and rattling antlers. They will not be provided for you. Any special toiletries that you use please bring these as well.

How many hunters should I expect in camp?
The number of hunters in camp per week varies from not only the dates you book, but also from year to year as well, and will be based on the property SOO leases as we are expanding in our efforts to add as much continuous properties as we can to manage our deer herds and in an effort to stay up with the rising costs in the economy. We will always be able to accommodate the hunters we book and have in camp.

What happens if I shoot an immature buck, and do you have a penalty fee for shooting a buck less than 125"-130"?
Southern Ohio Outfitters does everything in their power to keep any added costs to a minimum for their customers, whereas some operations try tacking on added fees wherever they can. While we have set a 125"-130" as the standard minimum, we know some bucks, although mature, will not make that mark (such as big 7's, big 6's, bucks with no brows, etc.). We also know that some bucks are very old, regressing and will not make this mark as well. Our main goal is to shoot bucks that have reached maturity. IF you shoot a buck that is young, on purpose, then you are subject to being removed from the lodge and the premises IMMEDIATELY, as we will not tolerate a "brown it's down" mentality. It's everyone's duty as a sportsman and land steward to know what they are shooting and to be a good judge. So while we don't have a penalty fee, we do not tolerate the shooting of just any animal.

Where is the location of the lodge?
Reference the lodge page and the lodge's address will be found there.


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