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#5591057 - 02/09/15 03:17 PM Axis free roam hunt Rocksprings Question????
BJones Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/08/15
Posts: 6
Loc: Texas
Hey there, I just booked a free roam Axis deer hunt with a guy off of craigslist about 17 miles north of Rocksprings. My question is has anybody booked a hunt with a guy named Armando Morales down around that area? I'm a little bit skeptical but I figured I would give it a shot, the price is cheap and it sounds like a great deal........ it's a 3 day hunt with a cabin included, this includes two properties one which is 25 acres and the other is 30 acres. Are the deer still good and thick down in the area to where I may have a good shot at an Axis? Thanks in advance, Bo

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#5591093 - 02/09/15 03:33 PM Re: Axis free roam hunt Rocksprings Question???? [Re: BJones]
Texas Tatonkas Offline
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Doesn't matter if you already booked, let us know how it turns out though!
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#5591098 - 02/09/15 03:35 PM Re: Axis free roam hunt Rocksprings Question???? [Re: BJones]
Texas Tatonkas Offline
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And welcome to the forum. If that one doesn't work out there's a bunch of good axis hunts with people on here. Goof luck
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#5591099 - 02/09/15 03:35 PM Re: Axis free roam hunt Rocksprings Question???? [Re: BJones]
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Good not goof
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#5591108 - 02/09/15 03:41 PM Re: Axis free roam hunt Rocksprings Question???? [Re: BJones]
1riot1ranger Offline
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Registered: 09/17/08
Posts: 608
Loc: Occupied Clear Lake City
Check this: http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/5572138/Re:_Day_Axis_Hunts#Post5572138

Helps to do a little research. Never understand why guys book and then ask. hammer

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#5591112 - 02/09/15 03:44 PM Re: Axis free roam hunt Rocksprings Question???? [Re: BJones]
BJones Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/08/15
Posts: 6
Loc: Texas
Well It's booked BUT I haven't finalized it because I haven't signed the lease agreement.

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#5591127 - 02/09/15 03:53 PM Re: Axis free roam hunt Rocksprings Question???? [Re: BJones]
1riot1ranger Offline
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Registered: 09/17/08
Posts: 608
Loc: Occupied Clear Lake City
Good luck. Good information on the other post on this site to consider. Go on a clear night and worst case enjoy the beautiful hill country evenings. Lots of outfitter/guide feedback on here. If you are going to dayhunt it's worth the time to check them out or ask. Welcome to THF.

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#5591164 - 02/09/15 04:18 PM Re: Axis free roam hunt Rocksprings Question???? [Re: BJones]
BJones Offline
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Registered: 02/08/15
Posts: 6
Loc: Texas
1riot1ranger thanks for that link, that is very good info, and I know that you can't expect much out of a free roam hunt for $150 lol. But all in all me and 3 other guys are going and if it's worst case scenario we will have a few beverages and enjoy the great outdoors, where else can you go stay for 3 days and hunt and have a decent place to camp out for $50 a day? smile

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#5591315 - 02/09/15 05:52 PM Re: Axis free roam hunt Rocksprings Question???? [Re: BJones]
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Originally Posted By: BJones
1riot1ranger thanks for that link, that is very good info, and I know that you can't expect much out of a free roam hunt for $150 lol. But all in all me and 3 other guys are going and if it's worst case scenario we will have a few beverages and enjoy the great outdoors, where else can you go stay for 3 days and hunt and have a decent place to camp out for $50 a day? smile
That is very true. Just don't let it leave a sour taste in your mouth the next time you are looking for a hunt with a more reputable outfit.
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#5591817 - 02/09/15 10:19 PM Re: Axis free roam hunt Rocksprings Question???? [Re: BJones]
kusai Offline
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Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 65
Originally Posted By: BJones
But all in all me and 3 other guys are going and if it's worst case scenario we will have a few beverages and enjoy the great outdoors, where else can you go stay for 3 days and hunt and have a decent place to camp out for $50 a day? smile


^ BJones this is the only reason I go, never seen a axis buck, only 1 really small doe(about 40lbs) in 5 months. Just enjoy your stay and relax dont expect a deer but take lots of beer, food is good in rocksprings at vaquero's. I will be going shortly. cheers

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#5607259 - 02/18/15 07:01 PM Re: Axis free roam hunt Rocksprings Question???? [Re: BJones]
kusai Offline
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Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 65
Let us know how it went when you are back.

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#5607650 - 02/18/15 10:38 PM Re: Axis free roam hunt Rocksprings Question???? [Re: BJones]
John Humbert Offline
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Here's what you do - go rent a thermal scope and get it sighted in.

Lots of these small neighborhood places have axis coming through at night.

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#5609361 - 02/20/15 12:22 AM Re: Axis free roam hunt Rocksprings Question???? [Re: John Humbert]
kusai Offline
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Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 65
Originally Posted By: John Humbert
Here's what you do - go rent a thermal scope and get it sighted in.

Lots of these small neighborhood places have axis coming through at night.


Hope you are not joking, I went there a few months ago and sat like 3 days in blind during whole day. Come next day and I see deer tracks. So they might be nocturnal.

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#5609517 - 02/20/15 07:36 AM Re: Axis free roam hunt Rocksprings Question???? [Re: BJones]
John Humbert Offline
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Axis are perfectly legal to hunt at night. And while I normally wouldn't suggest it for exotics, in some situations - like this - it may be the only success path. I once was invited to help cull out an overpopulated ranch of axis. After two days of trying - chasing around playing peekaboo without success, we switched to night tactics and got the job done in a few hours.

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#5609832 - 02/20/15 10:24 AM Re: Axis free roam hunt Rocksprings Question???? [Re: BJones]
kmon1 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 20293
Loc: Texas
Just make sure it is an Axis you are shooting, hard to see spots with some night vision gear. Would hate for someone to shoot a whitetail by mistake.
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