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#5489749 - 12/20/14 05:49 PM Luck over skill young axis today
Creekrunner Offline
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Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 7223
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
I've killed much bigger this year, but mama said she needed more tenderized steaks.




Sat in the blind this morning, but only saw one young, wide eight, does and yearlings, and one axis doe skirting the edge around the opening in a steady walk. Went to the house. Smoked a nice morning stogey. Went to the feed store and came back. I parked in front of the house and was scarfing down trailmix before I drove to fill the feeder. I thought about this dense cedar break right across the fence in my neighbor's so, while munching, I threw the binoculars up and looked across the property at my fence line. Darn if there weren't two young axis bucks walking into my place, angling to my left. Got the earplugs in, got the ugly, canoe paddle .280 out and walked an intercept course. Belly crawled when they started to figure something out. When this one started looking back, I got up behind a tree and put the rifle in a fork. He was facing my left and looking back over his left shoulder at about 60. Put it on his shoulder and pulled the trigger. Bang-flop. Must have pulled up at the shot 'cause I hit him square in the neck. I'll take luck over skill any day.

The good part was I finally got to use a knife given to me by a good friend's widow and son. My friend passed away in 2012 and the handle is made from a front leg bone from a giraffe he shot in 2011 on a trip with me to Zimbabwe. Another friend at church made the knife.
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#5489883 - 12/20/14 06:59 PM Re: Luck over skill young axis today [Re: Creekrunner]
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cheers food
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#5489889 - 12/20/14 07:05 PM Re: Luck over skill young axis today [Re: Creekrunner]
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GRAMPS!!!

Registered: 03/26/12
Posts: 21182
Loc: Nurturing Biosphere Mothership
Outstanding !!
I'm good with everything but the Belly Crawling roflmao

You see me Belly Crawling its on a Main Frame 8 pushing 145 but then it would take 5 of YAll to get me back up clap

Congrats and lets see that Knife
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#5489893 - 12/20/14 07:06 PM Re: Luck over skill young axis today [Re: Creekrunner]
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Loc: Nurturing Biosphere Mothership
Sorry looked closer and saw the Blade Amigo, in the Truck up
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#5489932 - 12/20/14 07:32 PM Re: Luck over skill young axis today [Re: Creekrunner]
Creekrunner Offline
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
I was in the middle of taking this for you anyways:



Fred's knife.
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#5489937 - 12/20/14 07:35 PM Re: Luck over skill young axis today [Re: SniperRAB]
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Registered: 04/19/07
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Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Sorry looked closer and saw the Blade Amigo, in the Truck up


The old man was covered in scares and tattoos he got some in prison, some from bars and the rest he got from not wearing his specs.



Nice shooting creek!!!! And some fine eating!

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#5489942 - 12/20/14 07:40 PM Re: Luck over skill young axis today [Re: Creekrunner]
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Very very cool ! Knife is very nice and great history
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#5489959 - 12/20/14 07:48 PM Re: Luck over skill young axis today [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Congrats.
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#5489966 - 12/20/14 07:53 PM Re: Luck over skill young axis today [Re: Creekrunner]
sparrish8 Offline
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Congrats and good eats

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#5490175 - 12/20/14 10:32 PM Re: Luck over skill young axis today [Re: Creekrunner]
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GRAMPS!!!

Registered: 03/26/12
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Loc: Nurturing Biosphere Mothership
Good looking Knife and heck of a Story up
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#5490217 - 12/20/14 11:13 PM Re: Luck over skill young axis today [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 10/22/12
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Loc: Winters
That's great. Save a few steaks for the next elk hunt.
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#5490367 - 12/21/14 06:38 AM Re: Luck over skill young axis today [Re: SniperRAB]
Stub Offline
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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Good looking Knife and heck of a Story up
cheers
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#5490399 - 12/21/14 07:18 AM Re: Luck over skill young axis today [Re: Sneaky]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 23592
Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
That's great. Save a few steaks for the next elk hunt.


I think the wife already put in the "order" confused2

Nice job CR, never shot one, but everyone here says they are good eating up That knife is Kick butt too!
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#5490420 - 12/21/14 07:38 AM Re: Luck over skill young axis today [Re: Creekrunner]
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cheers
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#5490526 - 12/21/14 09:21 AM Re: Luck over skill young axis today [Re: Creekrunner]
Erathkid Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Great story behind the knife. So sorry for the loss of your friend. That's a really nice axis, Creek.
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