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
I was hunting with Dan Hanus, the new Head gunsmith for BPI Outdoors (Parent Company of CVA and Bergara USA) who does all the custom work for Bergara’s new custom gun shop. We were in Warren County, Georgia, hunting on a farm. The first day we failed to see a deer. On Sunday morning, early, I followed my friend, Thomas MacAulay’s advice and took his CVA Accura V2 into my stand before daylight.… Read more
The 2012 early muzzleloader season in Iowa was typical….temps in the mid to high 70’s and standing corn as obstacles compounded by the October lull. Each year I ask myself why do I continue to use my second buck tag in Iowa on the early season. The reasoning I gave myself this year was that crops went in early so they should come out early plus I have several July and August trail pictures of some great bucks.… Read more
The first three days of the central Missouri deer season, the weather was really hot and windy. Even though the rut was on, I believe the deer were rutting at night. The only time we were getting trail-camera pictures of big deer was at midnight. The wind kept changing from southeast to northwest, so we constantly were switching our stand sites.… Read more
Editor’s Note: Chuck Paddock of Covington, Indiana, is the host of “Open Season TV” on the Pursuit Channel, channel 240 on Dish, that’s been running for 5 years.
I decided for the weekend of October 6th to take my wife, Lori, and my two daughters, Ashley and Lauren, on an antelope rifle hunt. We put in for the tag and all four of us were drawn for the unit, so we started making plans to go with our good friend, Alex Nestor.… Read more