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#5969671 - 10/09/15 03:41 PM AXIS GALORE
huntpp23 Offline
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Registered: 04/21/14
Posts: 18
I am on a lease with TAFFMASTER down in London, TX. These pictures gave us a lot of excitement and then a lot of anger. Get this. See the date and time on the last one? 6:07PM. The camera card was pulled at 6:16PM. They must've heard the truck coming and scattered. Hunted for them all weekend, no axis in sight. I'd love to get some feedback from the forum. They come to feeders consistently but the second we get to the lease they seem to have a sixth sense and vacate the premises. Smart animals, because any axis I see will be taking an immediate dirt nap.

#5969676 - 10/09/15 03:46 PM Re: AXIS GALORE [Re: huntpp23]
Chief Joe Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 6133
Loc: Fredericktown, Ohio

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#5969680 - 10/09/15 03:48 PM Re: AXIS GALORE [Re: huntpp23]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5252
Loc: texas
Very nice herd you have there.

Well don't drive a truck up or check your cards til the weekend is over. Avoid the area other than sneaking into the stand.
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#5969683 - 10/09/15 03:50 PM Re: AXIS GALORE [Re: huntpp23]
YellowDog Offline

Registered: 09/27/12
Posts: 759
Loc: No Place to Hunt/Fish
I have hogs doing the same thing to me. Look and camera pic's. Hogs show up at 6:30 PM like clock work. Then I show up and nothing shows. I think my hogs hear me drive over the cattle guard. On my Axis I put out alfalfa three days before I come down to hunt. They hang around for alfalfa.
Born to Hunt/Fish

#5969821 - 10/09/15 05:37 PM Re: AXIS GALORE [Re: huntpp23]
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 20539
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Nice herd for sure
US Army combat engineer retired

#5969825 - 10/09/15 05:43 PM Re: AXIS GALORE [Re: huntpp23]
Simple Searcher Online   content
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 4922
Loc: Helotes, Hext
We are just north of you near Hext. We have hunted there for 12 years and the only axis we have ever seen was on the road dead. But we have got two free range black buck. Good luck getting to them.

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#5969826 - 10/09/15 05:44 PM Re: AXIS GALORE [Re: huntpp23]
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Loc: Dallas 2 Jacksboro
Get there before way before the feeder goes off and you will get them up
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#5969828 - 10/09/15 05:44 PM Re: AXIS GALORE [Re: huntpp23]
JMalin Offline

Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 861
Check cards just before leaving the ranch. Keep vehicle traffic to a minimum. Park a half mile out from where you plan to hunt and walk in the remaining way. Or get an electric powered buggy/golf cart. I've been seeing more axis than ever by doing this. I think the additional supplemental water stations helped tremendously as well.

Edited by JMalin (10/09/15 05:46 PM)

#5969832 - 10/09/15 05:46 PM Re: AXIS GALORE [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Nice herd for sure
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#5969976 - 10/09/15 07:38 PM Re: AXIS GALORE [Re: huntpp23]
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Alfalfa. They will get easier I bet when it gets cold.

#5969988 - 10/09/15 07:52 PM Re: AXIS GALORE [Re: huntpp23]
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Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 9676
Loc: Chambers County
I have had the best luck on the first day of hunting with axis. The less vehicle traffic the better.

#5969994 - 10/09/15 07:55 PM Re: AXIS GALORE [Re: huntpp23]
Michael W. Offline
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 3276
Loc: Central Texas / Comal County
Good luck. I used to hunt south of London about 6 or 7 miles and we saw one Axis in 10 years. Is your place high fence ?

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#5970017 - 10/09/15 08:16 PM Re: AXIS GALORE [Re: huntpp23]
Auctioneer1 Offline
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Next time you go put out a whole dail of Alfalfa hay it's like candy to them. Make sure you spread it around.

#5970036 - 10/09/15 08:35 PM Re: AXIS GALORE [Re: rickym]
Erathkid Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Originally Posted By: rickym
Very nice herd you have there.

Well don't drive a truck up or check your cards til the weekend is over. Avoid the area other than sneaking into the stand.
This. Keep movements and noise to a minimum.
Life is too short, as is. Don't chance it.
Don't text and drive.

#5970148 - 10/09/15 10:25 PM Re: AXIS GALORE [Re: Erathkid]
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
They will get used to normal traffic on the ranch. Even to the point of recognizing vehicles. a strange pickup and they will go into hiding
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"Illegitimus non carborundum est"

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