New Muzzleloaders, Rifles and Clover Blends for 2011

Outdoors TV personality and frequent D&DH contributor Chad Schearer explains
the benefits of the new CVA rifle to a television crew at this year’s SHOT Show in
Las Vegas.

by Daniel E. Schmidt, D&DH Editor

Seeing the hunting industry evolve annually is one of the many positive effects of
attending the community’s two largest trade shows each year. Although the Archery
Trade Show is an incredible experience, it simply cannot compare to the Shooting,
Hunting & Outdoor Trade Show — and that is strictly due to the volume of exhibitors,
manufacturers and attendees that show up for the annual event in Las Vegas.

Here is today’s look at three more cutting-edge advancements that we saw at last week’s


1. Thompson/Center Venture centerfire rifles. This classy deer rifle features
a sporter-style stock in rugged composite material with traction grip panels. Made
in the USA and backed by the famous T/C Lifetime Warranty… It promises the finest
in accuracy, reliability and quality craftsmanship in an attractive, affordable package.
Venture is now available in Weather Shield/Composite in 22-250, 308, 7MM-08, 270 Win,
30-06 SPRG, 7MM Rem Mag and .300 Win Mag.


2. CVA Apex barrels. CVA has announced that beginning in January 2011, Bergara
Barrels for its popular APEX interchangeable barrel rifle system will be sold exclusively
through its CVA website. An insert will be included in the box with each APEX rifle
that gives the prices and ordering instructions for the APEX barrels. CVA’s direct
purchase prices for the APEX barrels will be $219.95 for center-fire barrels and $195.95
for muzzleloading barrels.


3. Evolved Harvest products. This growing company offers myriad products
in the food-plot and feeding supplement areas of whitetail management. Among the new
products for 2011 is Clover Crush, the only blend of food plot seeds endorsed by Lee
& Tiffany Lakosky. The mix includes special strains of perennial clovers that can
be planted in spring or fall and is adaptable to most regions and climates.