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#5656263 - 03/18/15 08:18 AM First Axis Buck (Pics with Questions)
KY Boy Offline
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Registered: 03/17/15
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Hey y'all. I am new to the forum and relatively new to Texas hunting (I've lived here less than a year and have been hunting here for 4 months now). I am really enjoying reading around the site here. Anywho, I killed my first axis buck on Sunday night (free range, in Edwards County). The buck was in velvet, so I made sure the cape got to the taxidermist within 24 hours. It was an amazing experience and I am beyond thrilled. In all the excitement, I didn't think to measure anything. I don't really care all that much as I know it isn't going to break any records. The experience and the backstraps are more exciting to me than the numbers. However, my father in law owns the ranch and started asking me for some measurements after I had already turned the deer over to the taxidermist. I was wondering if some of you exotic gurus could give me some estimates of rough overall score (ROE and/or SCI) and your guesses on the main beams. Like I said, I know it isn't a trophy by the numbers (it's a trophy to me :)), I am just curious. I have attached some pics below. I am about 5'5" if that helps you judge it. Thanks in advance for your inputs.


[img]http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/pics/...2_7516508734753[/img]
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[img]http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/pics/...6_8494222586225[/img]

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#5656314 - 03/18/15 08:53 AM Re: First Axis Buck (Pics with Questions) [Re: KY Boy]
stxranchman Offline
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welcome Congrats on your first Axis
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#5656332 - 03/18/15 09:02 AM Re: First Axis Buck (Pics with Questions) [Re: KY Boy]
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Well done young man but be careful, Axis hunting will get in your blood!!! up

I'd guess him at 28-29" in length but I'm no expert in anybodys book. Congrats and welcome to the forum..... Baker
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#5656369 - 03/18/15 09:24 AM Re: First Axis Buck (Pics with Questions) [Re: KY Boy]
JRJ6 Offline
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welcome and congrats on your Axis!!

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#5656405 - 03/18/15 09:48 AM Re: First Axis Buck (Pics with Questions) [Re: KY Boy]
JKC Offline
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Great job and welcome to the forum.
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#5656417 - 03/18/15 09:55 AM Re: First Axis Buck (Pics with Questions) [Re: KY Boy]
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Nice buck, good start on your Texas hunting career
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#5656456 - 03/18/15 10:15 AM Re: First Axis Buck (Pics with Questions) [Re: KY Boy]
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Congrats..nice axis...pretty shape to the antlers.

If it were me I would call the taxidermist and get the accurate measurements rather than guess from a photo.

Again, great looking axis.

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#5656481 - 03/18/15 10:27 AM Re: First Axis Buck (Pics with Questions) [Re: KY Boy]
KY Boy Offline
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My taxidermist has been very busy so I tried to leave her alone but I did I call and ask for a measurement...she texted me 19" on the right and 18.5" on the left. It can't be right. I wonder if she meant to type 29" and 28.5".

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#5656482 - 03/18/15 10:28 AM Re: First Axis Buck (Pics with Questions) [Re: KY Boy]
Guadalupe Outfitters Offline
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Registered: 03/16/15
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Loc: Boerne, Texas
Congrats on a great first Axis Buck! Welcome to the Forum!!
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#5656635 - 03/18/15 11:37 AM Re: First Axis Buck (Pics with Questions) [Re: KY Boy]
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Not sure on score but welcome and congrats on your first Axis up
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#5656699 - 03/18/15 12:04 PM Re: First Axis Buck (Pics with Questions) [Re: KY Boy]
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Originally Posted By: KY Boy
My taxidermist has been very busy so I tried to leave her alone but I did I call and ask for a measurement...she texted me 19" on the right and 18.5" on the left. It can't be right. I wonder if she meant to type 29" and 28.5".


I would agree with you...no way those main beams are only 19" and 18.5"

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#5656704 - 03/18/15 12:06 PM Re: First Axis Buck (Pics with Questions) [Re: TonyinVA]
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Originally Posted By: TonyinVA
Originally Posted By: KY Boy
My taxidermist has been very busy so I tried to leave her alone but I did I call and ask for a measurement...she texted me 19" on the right and 18.5" on the left. It can't be right. I wonder if she meant to type 29" and 28.5".


I would agree with you...no way those main beams are only 19" and 18.5"


Hope she is better at taxidermy than she is with a tape measure.

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#5656726 - 03/18/15 12:18 PM Re: First Axis Buck (Pics with Questions) [Re: kdkane1971]
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That's a scary thought

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#5656790 - 03/18/15 12:49 PM Re: First Axis Buck (Pics with Questions) [Re: kdkane1971]
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Originally Posted By: kdkane1971
Originally Posted By: TonyinVA
Originally Posted By: KY Boy
My taxidermist has been very busy so I tried to leave her alone but I did I call and ask for a measurement...she texted me 19" on the right and 18.5" on the left. It can't be right. I wonder if she meant to type 29" and 28.5".


I would agree with you...no way those main beams are only 19" and 18.5"


Hope she is better at taxidermy than she is with a tape measure.



Blahahahha lol35

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#5656975 - 03/18/15 02:15 PM Re: First Axis Buck (Pics with Questions) [Re: KY Boy]
7ARanch Offline
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Nice Axis and welcome to the Forum.
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