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#5757728 - 05/24/15 04:07 PM Great Axis Hunt With Double Shot Outfitters
TxHunter80 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/04/15
Posts: 215



It's been a few weeks since I got back from my hunt with Double Shot and wanted to give you guys a rundown of the hunt. I met up with Adam and Cody midday on Sunday and we headed to the ranch. After unpacking, we corned various places the axis tend to frequent. It was very warm and I didn't really expect to see much that first afternoon. However, we turned a corner and there was a group of axis, blackbuck, and whitetail that were already out feeding. There was a great buck in the group. He is the one in velvet in the background of the pic. Adam estimated him at 32-33". "If he is good enough for the last day, he is good enough for the first day" was heavy on my mind. Adam told me that he thought we could do better. I was pretty surprised by this because that was a really good buck. As we were discussing the dilemma, my buck strolled out. We all studied him for a few minutes. His body size was making his horns look smaller than they actually were. When the 2 bucks got next to each other, it was obvious that this new buck was definitely taller and much more mature. We decided he was the one. As soon as I raised my rifle, he bolted into the brush. After a few very tense minutes of him staring at us through the brush, he came back out. The rest is history.

He ended up pushing 300lbs live weight. It took all 3 of us to load him. There is no camera magic in the pic. I am right up next to him. He was a pig! The largest axis form was not big enough so the taxidermist will have to build it up to fit the cape. The old guy had 3 worn down teeth left. I couldn't be happier with him.

Overall, I highly recommend Adam and Cody. They are both great guys and will go the extra mile to make sure you have a great hunt. The accommodations and the food were both top notch. That particular ranch is a very special place. To say that it has some diverse habitat, is an understatement. We saw tons of game, including a larger axis on the last evening. I let their processor process my axis. True to his word, it was already processed when I was leaving on Tuesday. I came home with a 110 quart cooler full of frozen, vacuum sealed meat. You just can't beat that. While there, I was bitten pretty bad by the nilgai bug. The pics Adam continues to send haven't helped. I will definitely be back this winter for the nilgai rut.

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#5757770 - 05/24/15 04:47 PM Re: Great Axis Hunt With Double Shot Outfitters [Re: TxHunter80]
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Veteran Tracker

Registered: 01/13/11
Posts: 3378
Loc: Hamilton
Awesome trophy congrats.
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#5757780 - 05/24/15 05:01 PM Re: Great Axis Hunt With Double Shot Outfitters [Re: TxHunter80]
coach20 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 02/16/15
Posts: 288
Congrats.

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#5757879 - 05/24/15 07:00 PM Re: Great Axis Hunt With Double Shot Outfitters [Re: TxHunter80]
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Minor in training

Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 11397
Loc: Katy, TX
That is a toad! Congrats!
cheers
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#5758006 - 05/24/15 08:35 PM Re: Great Axis Hunt With Double Shot Outfitters [Re: TxHunter80]
Chief Joe Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 6075
Loc: Fredericktown, Ohio
up texas
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#5758204 - 05/24/15 11:33 PM Re: Great Axis Hunt With Double Shot Outfitters [Re: TxHunter80]
bucksnbass357 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/20/09
Posts: 6458
Loc: Grapevine, TX USA
Congratulations. That is a mighty fine buck.

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#5758374 - 05/25/15 08:07 AM Re: Great Axis Hunt With Double Shot Outfitters [Re: TxHunter80]
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/22/12
Posts: 140
nice job
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#5758677 - 05/25/15 11:40 AM Re: Great Axis Hunt With Double Shot Outfitters [Re: TxHunter80]
JRJ6 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 3899
Loc: Dallas, TX
cheers

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#5758683 - 05/25/15 11:46 AM Re: Great Axis Hunt With Double Shot Outfitters [Re: TxHunter80]
nsmike Online   content
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Registered: 05/02/12
Posts: 4218
Loc: MN
I like that one better than a lot of bigger Axis because it's symetrical and has nice mass. A lot of bigger bucks seem a little thin for their size.
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#5758962 - 05/25/15 03:22 PM Re: Great Axis Hunt With Double Shot Outfitters [Re: TxHunter80]
glasshole Offline
Tracker

Registered: 05/02/11
Posts: 582
Loc: Dallas, TX
beautiful animal. congratulations on your hunt

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#5770464 - 06/02/15 12:20 PM Re: Great Axis Hunt With Double Shot Outfitters [Re: TxHunter80]
Double Shot Outfitters Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 03/15/12
Posts: 486
Loc: South Texas
Thanks for the write up!! Was a blast having you down! See you for Nilgai sometime soon!
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#5770691 - 06/02/15 02:35 PM Re: Great Axis Hunt With Double Shot Outfitters [Re: TxHunter80]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 04/06/11
Posts: 5123
Loc: South Texas
Awesome Trophy. Adam and his team do a great job.
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