Author: trophyhunter

Arizona Elk Hunting at Its Finest

By Michael Deming As we left our home in southern Utah for the opener of Arizona rifle elk season, the anticipation was high. There was good reason for it. Tag drought and the water drought had finally ended after numerous years in this arid country. Trail camera photos we were seeing were nothing short of spectacular. You could almost watch antlers grow before your very eyes. Arizona manages for some great quality and when everything aligns, you can expect a hunt of a lifetime. My good friend and shooting buddy Shane Adair or “Long-Range Shane” as we like to...

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Pro’s Pick: Vortex Razor UHD Hardcore Tested

The old adage of “buy the very best optics and you only cry once” was preached to me by my grandfather and great uncle when I was starting my hunting career. It still holds true today. However, as a young man on a lance corporal’s salary in the Marine Corps, that meant nearly 4 months of wages. So, I purchased the best that I could afford at the time and after 20 years, I had amassed a pretty solid collection of optics. Each purchase was a little better and a little, or in some cases, a lot more money....

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November Words From The Publisher

As I sit down at my keyboard to scratch out this publisher’s message, I can’t help but reflect on the journey Sportsman’s Warehouse and our crew here at Sportsman’s News have endured. Ten years ago, the company was privately held and in the throes of bankruptcy. Poor leadership and a bad economy had everyone wondering if we would continue to pursue our passion or if we would be looking for a new career path. Sportsman’s emerged from bankruptcy with new leadership, 25 stores and a path to prosperity. The new CEO was driven and very focused on the task...

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Video Product Review: CVA Cascade Bolt Action Rifle

CVA has been our go-to brand for all of our muzzleloader hunts for well over a decade. Their precision and attention to detail makes them an easy choice. When they announced they would be entering the bolt action rifle market and doing it with an unbelievable price tag, we stood up and took notice. We recently got our hands on one in 6.5 Creedmoor and it’s proven to be nothing short of spectacular for a rifle that is priced just below $500. The Cascade comes with a synthetic stock that is fiberglass reinforced and has a SoftTouch finish that...

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CVA Paramount Long Range Muzzleloader

Long Range and muzzleloader seem to be a bit of a contradictory term, but with everyone wanting bigger, better, and faster with everything they own, it’s not surprising that there is a demand for it. CVA was definitely up to this challenge in delivering a muzzleloader capable of accuracy out to 400 yards and beyond. We jumped at the opportunity to put one of these to the test and prepare it for the upcoming hunting seasons. The stock is a fully adjustable synthetic stock with an internal aluminum chassis. Adjustment for the length of pull is done with removeable...

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