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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

Successful Hog hunt with the CVA Optima Pistol

Scott Cronin with Big Muzzleloading Deer

How to Prepare for Deer Season with CVA Pro Scott Cronin 2

Most hunters may not realize what potential summer holds in relationship to prepaCVA Pro Scott Croninration for the upcoming hunting season. Over recent years many hunters have come to realize the importance of dedicating time throughout summer to manage their lands. A growing number of hunters have started dedicating more time, energy, and dollars managing their hunting properties. Summer is a great time of year to dedicate some of your time both in the field and on the range.… Read more


Why I Deer Hunt on Cattle Farms

Cattle roaming in a Snowy fieldThere are several reasons why I prefer to hunt cattle farms. Cattle ranchers know that they have to have highly-nutritious soils to produce grasses and hay on which the cattle can feed. On a cattle farm, the rancher understands that he has to feed his cattle all year long. A cattle man also realizes that cattle have to have water and also pastures with some type of thickets and shade trees.… Read more

Deer Jumping Fence

Shooting a CVA Muzzleloader

How to Choose the Right Brand and Amount of Powder for Your CVA Rifle 1

CVA Accura Muzzleloader Best Load to use“I have five, different, 3-inch Magnum turkey shotguns, and I hunt with each,” outdoor writer John E. Phillips says. “Each of those guns patterns a different brand and size of shot best. So, I’ve learned that regardless of the gun you shoot, the type of shell and the amount of powder you shoot, you can shoot better groups by letting the gun tell you what brand, what bullet, and what powder it shoots best.”

As Americans, we generally unconsciously believe that more is better.… Read more


Let’s Talk Elk

Bull Elk RubsMany western states will begin their elk seasons in the next 6 weeks. Although elk are big animals and present big targets, they can vanish in an instant. You need to learn to talk elk to be successful. I’ve been hunting elk with my dad since I was 3-years old. By the time I was 5, I could use my natural voice to call in elk and to bugle to elk.… Read more

Big Bull Elk