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The Grey Ghost

All too often, I find that some of the very best experiences in my life only happen once in a blue moon, or in many cases, only once. From the gift of children, to a first buck, to fishing with grandpa that last time. Continue reading

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A Tale of 3 Sponsors by Dan Mortensen of Campfire Stories

After some quick research on the CVA Muzzleloaders website, we determined the ultimate gun for our future trips to South Africa would have to be the CVA Apex with the .45-70 barrel. Continue reading

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CVA Apex Vs. The Beast Part 3

At the shot, the bull reared back on its hind legs and promptly crashed back down on its front hooves, reminding me of a bronco that was trying to buck off its rider. Bouncing again on its front feet, it turned and ran straight away, disappearing into the cloud of red dust, which was filled with twisting and turning shapes of other frightened wildebeest. Even before the herd was out of site, we were running. My rifle, now empty, felt light in my hand as we sprinted to the place we had last seen the creatures. We reached the tree the two Bulls had been under, only to find nothing. No blood, only scattered tracks. Continue reading

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CVA Apex in Africa with Dan Mortensen Part 5

I felt confident that I would be able to get a clean shot for the .270 or .50 Apex. As the hours in the bush passed, our frustrations kept slowly increasing. With the wind in an odd direction, and a full moon, it seemed that animal movement had all but ceased. For two days, the chances we did have slipped away in the African dust. . Continue reading

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The CVA Electra & The Hunt for Africa’s Gray Ghost ‚Äì the Kudu

We waited for about 2-1/2-hours, and even though I had plenty of opportunities to take other animals, we had decided that this kudu was the hunt for that day. Because we’d been sitting in the blind for so long and trying to stay as motionless as possible, my legs and back were beginning to ache. I decided to stand up. I made sure there was nothing in front of me before I started to stand. Continue reading

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