How to Not Miss Your Turkey this Season

John Phillips with CVA Trapper TurkeyBy Outdoor Writer John E. Phillips

I never shot a flintlock shotgun to take a turkey, but I did hunt with the CVA Trapper years ago. To shoot the CVA Trapper, you loaded powder, wads, lead shot and overshot wads, powered with a percussion cap, down a straight tube. In those days, you were lucky if you could take a gobbler within 15 to 20 steps.… Read more

Dakota with CVA Apex Turkey

Massive Antlered Buck

Build Big Bodied Deer

Big Bodied BuckMajor ingredients in producing a championship football team or older-age-class deer for you to hunt on your property include building body weights and training the athletes or deer to perform the way you want them to perform at the time that’s most important. Through the spring and summer, and as the crops in your green fields grow and develop, you want to make sure you have plenty of delicious tasting minerals for the deer to ingest during green-up, the summer months and the early fall.… Read more


What Hunters Can Do to Reduce Pressure and Increase Deer Sightings

Hunters Surveying LandThe only way to eliminate hunting pressure is to reduce the number of hunters who hunt any given piece of property or reduce the number of times each hunter goes onto that land. However, our experts have some creative alternatives to reduce hunter pressure on the land you hunt. Longtime deer hunter Bob Foulkrod of Troy, Pennsylvania, suggests that, “If you’re in a hunting club with 20 members, try to reduce that number to 10.… Read more

Hunters Surveying Land

CVA Accura MR Muzzleloader on Stump

A Stroke of Luck 2   Recently updated !

CVA Accura MR Muzzleloader on StumpBy Dan Mortensen

I don’t know if losing your passport has ever been considered “lucky”. In the case of last year’s deer season, it was “lucky” for me. Let me explain.

It all started in early November. For months I had been planning a DIY trip to Ontario for a week’s long hunt. I had conned my good friend Jeff into going with me, even though neither of us had hunted this area before.… Read more


Free Pork and How to Cook It with Outdoor Writer John E. Phillips 1

Hog Hunting with Your CVA MuzzleloaderIf your deer season is already closed, you can hunt wild hogs. Now’s the time to collect free bacon, ham, pork loin, pork chops and spare ribs. If you’re not too picky, you can eat almost everything but the squeal of a feral hog.

Feral hogs are in almost every state with a population of 5 million in the U.S. In many states like Texas, Alabama and Florida, there is no closed season on hogs, and no limit on the number of hogs you can take.… Read more

Hog Hunt with your CVA Muzzleloader