Travis Johnson takes the Optima V2 out for test drive 1

pr2028smWe were in east Georgia on a friend’s place in Oglethorpe County. My hunting partner for this trip was my thirteen-year old cousin, Cody. We had taken Cody out the year before on this particular property and had found a nice eight that he wanted to take this season. Around 10:30 or so that morning, a doe stepped out all alone.… Read more

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Honeymoon Colorado Mule Deer

Honeymoon Colorado Mule Deer

On October 13, 2012, I married Becky, the woman of my dreams. For our honeymoon, we planned a two week trip to Colorado. I told Becky that the Mule Deer season would be open during our trip to Colorado and she agreed to go hunting with me. This was when I knew I married the right person.

We were both so excited to spend our honeymoon in such a beautiful place as Colorado.… Read more


Hunting for the future with CVA Pro Tony Smotherman

If you have had the type of season I have had this year, I’m sure you’re tearing your hair out trying to figure out what the deer are doing and where the heck they’re at. Well, I’m not exactly tearing my hair out just yet, but it is getting some gray in it from the 12 hour sits in half a dozen states that equaled into a pile of not so tasty tag sandwiches.… Read more

Hunting for the future with CVA Pro Tony Smotherman

Colorado Rifle Hunting For Antelope With James Blankenbeckler

Colorado Rifle Hunting For Antelope With James Blankenbeckler

There are certain hunts every year I look forward to and my Colorado rifle antelope hunt is one of them. It’s one of the most fun trips I do every year because I do it with good friends and we have a blast. This year’s hunt was going to be short because of my work schedule I would only have 1.5 days to get a good goat on the ground and it was the last days of season and the antelope had been hunted hard already.… Read more


First Trophy Class Buck Taken With A Muzzleloader 3

I had never taken a trophy class buck with a gun before. I had bow hunted deer for 22 years exclusively. I decided this was the year I changed that as I really wanted to take a big buck with a muzzle loader. After talking to some of the guys at CVA they suggested I go with an out fitter that they had used with great success before.… Read more

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