Category Archives : hunting

.300 Win Mag Apex Review

Huge Elk with CVA MuzzleloaderI never made a shot at more than 150 yards when hunting white-tailed deer in the East, throughout elementary and high school and even in college. I hunted deer with a shotgun, the only legal deer-hunting gun then in my home state. But when I interviewed deer hunters in later years, I learned that many hunted deer with deer rifles with telescopic sights.… Read more

Elk Killed with CVA .300 Win Mag Apex

Deer funneling past stand site

Tips to Funnel Deer Past Your Stand

Deer Walking past stand siteMany hunters are accurate shots and superb woodsmen who can find feeding and traveling areas. But being able to locate and take those deer are only two-thirds of the requirement for taking deer. To get a shot, the deer must come within your range. Deer may work through an area without well-established trails to hunt over, or there may be two or three trails coming into a region with no way to determine which trail is the most productive.… Read more

How to Take Mature Buck Deer Each Season with Alex Rutledge 3

Deer SanctuaryI rely heavily on my trail-camera pictures and the information I analyze from them and also have analyzed at to take a mature buck each season. Another factor that goes into my hunting plan – especially during the rut – is on the properties I own and the places I have exclusive rights on to hunt, I don’t harvest does until after the rut.… Read more

Mature bucks hunting with CVA

Successful Hog hunt with the CVA Optima Pistol

Why Hunt With the CVA Optima V2 .50 Caliber Muzzleloader Pistol: The Day I Stared Hurt In the Face

Hunting Hogs and Deer with the CVA Optima V2 PistolThe 275-pound wild boar was less than 20-yards away and running straight for me. As I lay flat on the ground, I could see those long sharp tusks, and I knew what was about to happen.

This outdoor adventure happened some years ago right after the movie, “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” came out, and CVA introduced the Navy Colt, the pistol used in that movie.… Read more

Green Fields As Sanctuaries Can Produce Bucks If…

MBig Buck in Green Fieldembers of most hunting leases/hunting clubs will be having their annual meetings at some time within the next few months. One decision clubs will make that can tremendously impact the number of bucks you harvest off your lease is when the members consider the possibility of not hunting their green fields until the rut arrives. Here’s why: during the rut, the bucks are searching for estrous does to breed.… Read more

Big Buck Killed with CVA Muzzleloader