Tag Archives: muzzleloader

Why you should have an ambidextrous style stock on your rifle

Outdoor writer John E. PhillipsI had done my homework. I knew that the buck I wanted to take was living in a cane thicket on the side of the Tombigbee River. I had identified the trail he would take from his bedding area to his feeding spot. I had set-up my tree stand about 50-yards from the trail to have a left-handed shot to take the buck, as he came back from feeding at night to go to his bedding area.… Read more

The Key to Big Bucks: Hassles

Muzzleloader Shooter HuntingHunting with a muzzleloader can be a hassle. You have to carry your powder, extra bullets and percussion caps and load the rifle and fire the rifle. Then to get better accuracy, you have to clean the rifle after every shot. To get the most accuracy, you must test different powders – pelletized powder, black powder, pellets and loose powder made by various companies.… Read more

Hillarie Putnam is not your ordinary bear hunter

The Hunt: Predator or Prey?CVA is proud to announce the use of its popular Accura muzzleloader on last Sunday night’s episode of “The Hunt” on The History Channel. The Hunt is a docu-series highlighting Kodiak bear hunting on Alaska’s rugged Kodiak Island. The Hunt is an eight-episode series that documents one of the most dangerous pursuits known to man.

Hillarie Putnam is not your ordinary bear hunter.… Read more

The Benefits of Learning to Shoot Switch Handed

Thomas MacAulay and Rick Wood Photo courtesy of Joe SeboI had done my homework. I knew that the buck I wanted to take was living in a cane thicket on the side of the Tombigbee River. I had identified the trail he would take from his bedding area to his feeding spot. I had set-up my tree stand about 50-yards from the trail to have a left-handed shot to take the buck, as he came back from feeding at night to go to his bedding area.… Read more

The Importance of Social Media to CVA with Thomas MacAulay

CVA wants to get to know and interact with the customers who use our products. This includes customers who us all  BPI Outdoors brands, Bergara, Quake Industries, PowerBelt Bullets and DuraSight. Our goal is to provide each and every customer with accurate hunting and shooting information, and in turn hear from our readers and customers.  BPI Outdoors social-media platform is not just a one-way street.… Read more

Tag That Late Season Gobbler

Prostaffer Dakota with a nice Texas Rio Turkey
Prostaffer Dakota with a nice Texas Rio Turkey

In many sections of the country, especially in the South and some Midwestern states, turkey season is winding down. A large portion of the 2-year-old gobblers already have been taken and most turkey hunters already have tagged out. Here are some suggestions that will help you still have turkey hunting success.

Hunt Public Land Gobblers:
Now’s the time to hunt public land gobblers.… Read more

Like hunting turkeys? You will miss at some point.

Turkey flying away
Turkey flying away

I truly believe that the Good Lord sent the wild turkey to keep hunters humbled. I just had finished writing “Outdoor Life’s Complete Turkey Hunting Book” (now available on Amazon/Kindle) some years ago, when Brad Harris of Neosho, Missouri, well-known videographer and outdoorsman, invited me on a turkey hunt. For my turkey book, I had hunted with and interviewed some of the greatest turkey hunters in the nation.… Read more