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#5808400 - 06/27/15 07:57 PM Again, not a trophy (axis), but...
Creekrunner Online   happy
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Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 7634
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.
...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28

#5808402 - 06/27/15 07:58 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
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#5808420 - 06/27/15 08:08 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
Michael W. Online   content
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 2820
Loc: Central Texas / Comal County
Gone to be some good eating.

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

#5808423 - 06/27/15 08:13 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 12/22/09
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Loc: Emory,TX
Congrats on a fine kill.

#5808427 - 06/27/15 08:15 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
dogcatcher Online   content
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Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 78676
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Congrats. cheers
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#5808443 - 06/27/15 08:31 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
Elkhunter49 Offline
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Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 3388
Loc: Oak Harbor, Slidell La
Great story and a fine looking buck!! Thanks for sharing with us. Well done sir, Baker
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#5808444 - 06/27/15 08:33 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
TexFlip Online   content
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Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 8917
Loc: Chambers County
He'll eat good. up

#5808462 - 06/27/15 08:51 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
Old Rabbit Offline
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Registered: 07/13/11
Posts: 2325
Loc: North East Texas
With your dad's 30-30 that one is special. Sure will eat good too.

#5808470 - 06/27/15 09:03 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
billyhunt Offline
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Registered: 09/25/11
Posts: 2355
Loc: granger,tx
Good one Creek, should eat GOOD!!! clap

#5808485 - 06/27/15 09:16 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
breadman Offline
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Loc: huntsville texas
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#5808777 - 06/28/15 09:20 AM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
Erathkid Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 14723
Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
That's a beauty. Any Axis buck is a trophy to me. Good shootin', creek.
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#5809121 - 06/28/15 04:02 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: stxranchman]
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Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 11627
Loc: Katy, TX
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Moi likey.

#5809177 - 06/28/15 04:47 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: tdecker22]
Pitchfork Predator Offline
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Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 11226
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Originally Posted By: tdecker22
Congrats on a fine kill.

Cool using your dads rig to harvest him. cheers
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#5809406 - 06/28/15 08:08 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
Chief Joe Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 6086
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....

#5809437 - 06/28/15 08:58 PM Re: Again, not a trophy (axis), but... [Re: Creekrunner]
Theringworm Online   content
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Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 347
Excellent story and great kill.

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