Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
LuisGabriel, marnold, Cl3anslat3, VirginiaHunter, GoGo Gadjet
60482 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77564
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43788
BOBO the Clown 41125
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33685
bill oxner 32683
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30572
facebook
Forum Stats
60482 Members
45 Forums
476317 Topics
6248246 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#5808400 - 06/27/15 07:57 PM Again, not a trophy (axis), but...
Creekrunner Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 7217
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell


So, today I head up to my place to retrieve the tractor with shredder 'cause the lawn mower ain't "cuttin' it" at home. Didn't take a rifle, so I knew I'd see a group of axis. Sure 'nuff, I did. I don't slow down, just rattle on past and up to the house. A gentleman that recently passed taught me this. I hurry into the house, take off my white t-shirt, throw on a gray one, and grab my dad's .30-30 out of the wardrobe. I put a sneaky-sneaky on them back to where I saw them. Just about when I think they boogied, I see a couple of axis doe. Trouble is, one of them saw me at the same time. I try to crawl closer, but one barks and off they go, back across the field they came from. I stumble to the bottom to see if they'll stop and they don't. About 5, with a couple of young bucks in the mix. I keep thinking that's not enough, so I get up and see if a few hung up when they ran. Sure enough, a couple take off down the drainage and go out around the edge of the field. I stumble back down to see it they'll stop. They do, at about 150. At the shot, this guy jumped straight up and took off around the field, then stopped right at the edge going down to the creek and looked real sick. I tried to hit him again, but must have missed. I went around the edge of the field and saw horns sticking straight up out of the grass and moving a little bit, along with his "askari" standing there looking at him. I managed to get a little closer and managed to put another one in him to end it. Maybe a young one, but maybe one in "decline". Either way, I'll fill the freezer again and this is the first animal I've killed with dad's .30-30 (Marlin 336 with an old Bushnell "Banner" scope I put on it) in 40+ years. 'Thought that was pretty cool.

Thanks for looking.
_________________________
Get unique, vintage letter press Christmas cards and gift cards from my kid in FW >>>: https://www.etsy.com/shop/abbypress

Top
#5808402 - 06/27/15 07:58 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
cheers
_________________________


Top
#5808420 - 06/27/15 08:08 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
Michael W. Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 2697
Loc: Central Texas / Comal County
Gone to be some good eating.
_________________________


A clear conscience is often the sign of a fuzzy memory.

Top
#5808423 - 06/27/15 08:13 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
tdecker22 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 12/22/09
Posts: 4829
Loc: Emory,TX
Congrats on a fine kill.
_________________________

Top
#5808427 - 06/27/15 08:15 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
dogcatcher Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 77564
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Congrats. cheers
_________________________
Combat Infantryman, the ultimate hunter where the prey shoots back.
"Illegitimus non carborundum est"

_______ Old style calls for today's outdoorsman_________

Top
#5808443 - 06/27/15 08:31 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
Elkhunter49 Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 3268
Loc: Oak Harbor, Slidell La
Great story and a fine looking buck!! Thanks for sharing with us. Well done sir, Baker
_________________________
A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your heart.

Top
#5808444 - 06/27/15 08:33 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
TexFlip Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 8652
Loc: Harris County
He'll eat good. up
_________________________

Top
#5808462 - 06/27/15 08:51 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
Old Rabbit Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 07/13/11
Posts: 2231
Loc: North East Texas
With your dad's 30-30 that one is special. Sure will eat good too.

Top
#5808470 - 06/27/15 09:03 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
billyhunt Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/25/11
Posts: 2268
Loc: granger,tx
Good one Creek, should eat GOOD!!! clap

Top
#5808485 - 06/27/15 09:16 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
breadman Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/19/14
Posts: 987
Loc: huntsville texas
up
_________________________
definition of a new rightwing is a leftwing that got mugged

Top
#5808777 - 06/28/15 09:20 AM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
Erathkid Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 14616
Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
That's a beauty. Any Axis buck is a trophy to me. Good shootin', creek.
_________________________
Life is too short, as is. Don't chance it.
Don't text and drive.

Top
#5809121 - 06/28/15 04:02 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: stxranchman]
chital_shikari Online   content
Minor in training

Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 11397
Loc: Katy, TX
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
cheers
Moi likey.
up
_________________________

Top
#5809177 - 06/28/15 04:47 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: tdecker22]
Pitchfork Predator Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 10864
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Originally Posted By: tdecker22
Congrats on a fine kill.


Cool using your dads rig to harvest him. cheers
_________________________
Marc C. Helfrich
Retirement Planner

www.insured-wealth.com
469-323-8920

Top
#5809406 - 06/28/15 08:08 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
Chief Joe Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 6075
Loc: Fredericktown, Ohio
Great story and good eatin... I just had an axis sandwich. up
_________________________

"It is the same boiling water that softens the rice, which hardens the egg." It's not always about the circumstances, but what you are made of....

Top
#5809437 - 06/28/15 08:58 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
Theringworm Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 325
Excellent story and great kill.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide