Having fun with a CVA muzzleloader double-down

In 2010, I hunted in southwestern Iowa again and had set-up a Shadow Hunter ground blind. I was hunting in a cut-corn field, and as the deer came out of the woods, they had to come-over the lip of a berm to get into the field. The deer started moving into the field about 2:30 pm. At 3:00 pm, I had a big doe come out into the field, and she seemed to be upset with the blind.… Read more

Having fun with a CVA muzzleloader double-down

Black Powder Is My Preferred Method of Hunting with O’Neill Williams

Black Powder Is My Preferred Method of Hunting with O’Neill Williams

Texas is a great place to hunt deer, but in my opinion, taking a deer in Texas is almost too easy. That’s one of the reasons I like to hunt deer in Texas with a CVA muzzleloader, because I like to get up close and personal with the animal I’m trying to take. For me, that’s what hunting is all about – seeing how close you can get to a deer without the deer seeing, smelling or hearing you.… Read more


Steve Gruber Takes an 8-Point Monster Whitetail

Although I’ve only been shooting CVA rifles for about 4 years, I was familiar with CVA for some time before then. Michigan has one of the longest blackpowder seasons in the nation, so I have had an opportunity to shoot a wide variety of blackpowder rifles. I started shooting muzzleloaders when we only had round balls. Then came conical bullets and finally the in-line blackpowder rifles.… Read more

Steve Gruber Takes an 8-Point Monster Whitetail