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#5804594 - 06/24/15 09:50 PM Free Range Axis Hunt Pics
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Registered: 06/23/15
Posts: 480
Loc: TX
Just joined so I thought I would share a recent hunt.

Ranch was the Leinweber Ranch in Mountain Home, 6000 acres low fence. I was using my Ruger Hawkeye with 338 Federal and 180 Ballistic Tips.

Hunt was first week in June when the rut just started. I was able to get an Axis and a nice Blackbuck. It was spot and stalk, both shots were 150 yards from sticks. I actually missed the Blackbuck on the first shot but my guide said I think you hit him so I took a 2nd shot at a running animal and dropped him with a neck shot. Turned out I missed the first shot. That 2nd shot was a miracle but I thought I was shooting at a wounded animal.









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#5804624 - 06/24/15 10:04 PM Re: Free Range Axis Hunt Pics [Re: scottfromdallas]
fbchunter Offline
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Registered: 08/24/10
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Loc: Richmond,Texas
Congrats on a couple nice animals

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#5804700 - 06/24/15 10:42 PM Re: Free Range Axis Hunt Pics [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Registered: 09/07/09
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Loc: McKinney, TX
Congrats on two very nice trophies!

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#5804790 - 06/25/15 05:18 AM Re: Free Range Axis Hunt Pics [Re: NDN98]
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Looks and sounds like a fun hunt, great looking bucks cheers

Welcome to the Forum welcome


Edited by Stub (06/25/15 05:19 AM)
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#5804826 - 06/25/15 06:07 AM Re: Free Range Axis Hunt Pics [Re: scottfromdallas]
Chief Joe Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
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Loc: Fredericktown, Ohio
texas Wow two great trophies! cheers
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#5804840 - 06/25/15 06:22 AM Re: Free Range Axis Hunt Pics [Re: Stub]
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Originally Posted By: Stub
Looks and sounds like a fun hunt, great looking bucks cheers

Welcome to the Forum welcome


Really nice black buck...what is the length?
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#5804847 - 06/25/15 06:34 AM Re: Free Range Axis Hunt Pics [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Registered: 06/23/15
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Loc: TX
Thanks for all the replies. Black Buck was 18". He wasn't a monster but he was interesting with some nice curls and his horns had an unusually narrow angle. The Axis had 32" main beams. The ranch had no supplemental feeding so everything was living off the land. The water seemed to help all the wildlife. I saw a pair of chocolate Fallow bucks but they were still growing their antlers and in velvet.
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#5804942 - 06/25/15 08:02 AM Re: Free Range Axis Hunt Pics [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Registered: 09/26/09
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Loc: Denton,Tx
Looks like a great hunt! I love that part of Texas.....someday I'm gonna retire down there

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#5804972 - 06/25/15 08:20 AM Re: Free Range Axis Hunt Pics [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Loc: Virginia, USA
looks like you had a great hunt...and a little luck is never a bad thing.....congrats

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#5805079 - 06/25/15 09:17 AM Re: Free Range Axis Hunt Pics [Re: scottfromdallas]
swmays Offline
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Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 6129
Loc: Dallas / Hopkins Co.
Congratulations on getting some fine trophies! Pretty country.

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#5805108 - 06/25/15 09:35 AM Re: Free Range Axis Hunt Pics [Re: scottfromdallas]
lsbrim Offline
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Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 821
Looks like an amazing hunt! Two great animals as well.

Congrats and welcome!

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#5805111 - 06/25/15 09:36 AM Re: Free Range Axis Hunt Pics [Re: lsbrim]
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Registered: 12/01/09
Posts: 21110
Loc: East Texas
Originally Posted By: lsbrim
Looks like an amazing hunt! Two great animals as well.

Congrats and welcome!
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#5805134 - 06/25/15 09:57 AM Re: Free Range Axis Hunt Pics [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Very Nice and will make two great mounts up
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#5805310 - 06/25/15 11:40 AM Re: Free Range Axis Hunt Pics [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Good work on 2 wall hangers, lots of good eating there

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#5805408 - 06/25/15 01:03 PM Re: Free Range Axis Hunt Pics [Re: SniperRAB]
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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Very Nice and will make two great mounts up


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