Category Archives: accura

Hillarie Putnam is not your ordinary bear hunter

The Hunt: Predator or Prey?CVA is proud to announce the use of its popular Accura muzzleloader on last Sunday night’s episode of “The Hunt” on The History Channel. The Hunt is a docu-series highlighting Kodiak bear hunting on Alaska’s rugged Kodiak Island. The Hunt is an eight-episode series that documents one of the most dangerous pursuits known to man.

Hillarie Putnam is not your ordinary bear hunter.… Read more

Watch Your Back in the Turkey Woods

It is important to manage the coyote population on your land
It is important to manage the coyote population on your land

I found myself in the woods once again early Saturday morning. This time it was turkey season, and I was hunting a food plot near a creek on a buddy’s word. He had told me that morning that there had been birds feeding in the plot and roosting on the nearby creek.… Read more

Blake Garrett’s First Muzzleloading Mule Deer Buck

Author with his trophy mule deer
Author with his trophy mule deer

Since my hunting partner Robbie O’Bryan had taken his mule deer buck on the first day of our hunt, the next 3 days I was going to hunt and try to take my buck. Although we saw quite a few really-big whitetails, I never had taken a mule deer. I was hoping to get my first mule deer buck at the Rosebud.… Read more

When Blackpowder Deer Hunting with Your CVA Muzzleloader….Don’t Forget the Wind Factor

On my rifle range, I feel pretty confident that I can consistently shoot 4-inch groups at 300 yards with my CVA Accura Mountain Rifle. For this set-up and this type of long range muzzleloader shooting, I always shoot a heavy bullet like a 300 grain Powerbelt Platinum, 120 grains of Blackhorn 209 (measured by volume not weight) and my MR is topped off with a Bushnell Trophy DOA 250 (this scope has the drop chart reticle built in which is a necessity for shooting a muzzleloader farther than 100 yards).… Read more

Chris Hodgdon had success in September

My friend David Meile and I were hunting in late September in lovely western Kansas. It was a nice cool, comfortable, and breezy overcast day. After walking several miles in the sand hills, we spotted four mule deer bucks at three hundred fifty yards bedded down in the sage. There are no trees to take cover, so the deer are very wary of movement.… Read more

Hunting Muskoxen with Steve West

Hunting Muskoxen with Steve WestThere was snow on the ground as I rode on a sled behind a snowmobile in the Northwest Territories. We were traveling across 12 inches of snow on top of frozen tundra and drove across a sea, while ice hunting for muskoxen. My client and I had spotted the muskoxen from quite a distance. He had shot one out of a big bachelor group, and the herd had scattered to a large rock ridge out in the tundra.… Read more

A Blackpowder Bear for Angie Walker

We were hunting for 4 days with Elaine Lake Outfitters in northern Saskatchewan where we try to hunt every year. I took a bear with my bow, and Angie took a bear with her CVA Accura .50 caliber blackpowder rifle. On all our whitetail hunts, we load with 150 grains of powder and a 250-grain PowerBelt Aerolite bullet. On our bear hunts, we know we probably won’t have more than a 50-yard shot.… Read more