I never shot a flintlock shotgun to take a turkey, but I did hunt with the CVA Trapper years ago. To shoot the CVA Trapper, you loaded powder, wads, lead shot and overshot wads, powered with a percussion cap, down a straight tube. In those days, you were lucky if you could take a gobbler within 15 to 20 steps.… Read more
I love to hunt white-tailed deer, long-bearded gobblers and small game and watch football on TV. When deer season, turkey season, the national college football championship and the Super Bowl are over, I practice catch-and-release deer hunting and turkey hunting. One of the greatest wildlife photographers who’s ever lived is Leonard Lee Rue.… Read more
About 6 weeks before turkey season one year, I had a young man in his late 20s tell me he’d like to start turkey hunting. I told him a few things and gave him a couple of videos to watch and a book to read. I told him to come back and see me in about 2 weeks after he’d watched the videos and read the book, which he did.… Read more
By: Dakota Russell, CVA Prostaff
Frigid temperatures are not what I normally think of when it comes to an enjoyable spring turkey hunt. But, it will not stop me from going after those hard headed birds, and it shouldn’t keep you from hunting them either. As most turkey hunters know, you are typically expecting to wake up to an eventful morning of gobbling as the warm sun rises and the beautiful colors of spring come to life.… Read more
By: Rick Kratzke, CVA Prostaffer
Let me start with just a little history. I am a married father of two boys and have been hunting whitetail deer since 1990. Through the years I gained a lot of knowledge about whitetail deer and consider myself a successful hunter.
But, after twenty four years I wanted something besides trout fishing during my down time from deer hunting.… Read more