Scout for Turkeys Now with John E. Phillips

Find Big Gobblers Now!

Find Big Gobblers Now!

About 6 weeks before turkey season one year, I had a young man in his late 20s tell me he’d like to start turkey hunting. I told him a few things and gave him a couple of videos to watch and a book to read. I told him to come back and see me in about 2 weeks after he’d watched the videos and read the book, which he did.… Read more

How to scout for turkeys

Here's Dudley McGarity with the all new Optima V2 Nitride

BPI’s CEO Dudley McGarity on Why More Nitride Barrel Treatment Is Coming Your Way 5

Here's Dudley McGarity with the all new Optima V2 Nitride

Here’s Dudley McGarity with the all new Optima V2 Nitride

We’ve added an exciting new feature – a nitride barrel treatment – to two of our CVA guns this year, the CVA Accura and the CVA Optima V2. The nitride treatment is one of newest and most advanced treatments used on barrels today. The military were the first to start using this type of treatment on the barrels of their rifles, because the nitride made the outer layer of the barrels very, very hard.… Read more

Whitetail Hunting in the Hawkeye State 1   Recently updated !

Story by CVA Pro Steve Rocky

My anticipation was high as final preparations were made to travel westward to one of the best whitetail hotspots in the USA. For a couple years I had been applying for a license and planning a hunt for Iowa. Few states hold the potential this state does, and just after Christmas 2014, it would finally become reality for me.… Read more

Steve Rocky's Iowa Whitetail


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by Dr. Jim and Mary Clary

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Pigs we didn’t get to shoot and typical brush country


After drawing a blank on deer in New Mexico, we decided to head to south Texas in search of trophy whitetail deer.  As usual, we took along an assortment of products which we had reviewed throughout the year.  Even though all of these products performed well in our earlier field tests, there is nothing like using them on the sometimes harsh conditions of a hunting trip. 

We began our preparations a month in advance, deciding on which pieces of equipment to take and making sure that our muzzleloaders were sighted in.  Yep, we again decided to use muzzleloaders for the entire hunt.Read more

Dan Lenczner’s Giant First Elk 5


Dan's estimated 375" New Mexico Bull Elk

Dan’s estimated 375″ New Mexico Bull Elk

Story by Dan Lenczner

I shot this 6×6 bull elk in New Mexico during this years Muzzleloader hunt. This was my first elk hunt. On day one we set out at 4 am from Espanola, NM to the unit we were hunting. It was about a 2 hour drive to go 40 miles up the rocky dirt roads to approximately 9,500 feet in elevation.… Read more

Dan's estimated 375" New Mexico Bull Elk