When the weather’s 80+ degrees in Alabama where I live during September and October, I dream of hunting in Canada. Several years ago, I hunted with Whitetail Outfitters in the Interlake Wilderness Area in Manitoba, Canada, between Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg. We had a 1-1/2-hour ride on snowmobiles to reach our base camp near heavily-used deer trails and tree stands.… Read more
How many times do you enter a contest and think “I could never win” or think that real people don’t win giveaways? Well Carol Osswald proves that wrong. She won an CVA Optima Stainless Camo Thumbhole muzzleloader in a gun giveaway last year from a company that we partnered with called The World Hunting Club. This gave Carol the opportunity to take this huge, beautiful black bear on a hunt in Wisconsin.… Read more
I was hunting at the 30,000 acre Ford Ranch (http://www.fordranchhunting.net/) in Texas. I like the CVA Apex with a .243 Bergara barrel. Although I like to rattle when I go to Texas, on this hunt, the bucks weren’t reacting to the horns. So, I was hunting with the spot-and-stalk method. We slipped into an area where we knew there was a food plot, and we could get in fairly-
close.… Read more
While walking my dogs in the backyard in 2012, they jumped up a bunch of does with one big buck that had antlers out past his ears. I put trail cameras out in the woods at the back of my house. The deer had run out of my neighbor’s property where he had planted a pine thicket onto my next door neighbor’s field I was renting for hunting.… Read more
Editor’s Note: I’m an avid muzzleloader hunter. Outdoor writer John Phillips calls me a converter. I hunt with my .50 caliber CVA Apex, but then when muzzleloading season is over, I convert my Apex by putting a Bergara .243 barrel on it to hunt deer.
I was hunting in Missouri one time during the late muzzleloader season. I had been successfully taking deer during archery season in this area and had seen an 8-pointer during bow season.… Read more