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#6334292 - 06/13/16 09:51 PM Free range Axis takes dirt nap
sparrish8 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/13
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Went on my return hunt with PBGSO, the Axis rut was in full swing to say the least. The landowner had been seeing a group of good bucks several times week on a smaller Ranch on the river. So we gave it a shot, 1st evening around 7pm Axis started coming out of the wood work but were on the neighboring property so I patiently waited for them to come across the fenceline. Meanwhile I kept getting glimpses of several different bucks as they would disappear behind mesquite patches or in draws. At one point I could hear several fighting while watching another buck. My biggest worry was trying to focus on the right buck as one was noticeably wider and heavier than the others. As the daylight faded they made their way into a pecan Grove with around 20 smaller bucks and does. They began crossing the fence in a shadowed area around 8:40, 1 buck passed unable to get good shot I continued to wait then this buck stood and looked at my blind for 5 minutes as I fought with myself whether to shoot him or not knowing their was a bigger 1 but also thinking dang that's a good buck. I let the .300 wby. Mag go at around 100 yds, shot a little high and 2 the right as I was aiming at the white patch I could see clearly on his throat, hit his upper throat and come out his jaw, he actually made it 50 yds with an exploded jaw.

He went 35" on 1 side and 34" on the other. Thanks to Josh and Clay for being patient with me as I passed on several mediocre bucks the 1st hunt, their is a bigger, heavier and wider one their that I would love to go back and hunt for again.


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#6334302 - 06/13/16 10:00 PM Re: Free range Axis takes dirt nap [Re: sparrish8]
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Loc: Kimble, County Texas
Congratulations on your free range Axis Buck and as always we really enjoyed having you this past weekend and enjoyed the hunt
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#6334408 - 06/14/16 06:17 AM Re: Free range Axis takes dirt nap [Re: sparrish8]
TexFlip Offline
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Registered: 08/18/12
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Loc: Chambers County
Very nicely done! Stud buck. up
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#6334419 - 06/14/16 06:43 AM Re: Free range Axis takes dirt nap [Re: sparrish8]
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Excellent
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#6334425 - 06/14/16 06:49 AM Re: Free range Axis takes dirt nap [Re: sparrish8]
Creekrunner Offline
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Great buck. Congratulations.
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#6334437 - 06/14/16 07:04 AM Re: Free range Axis takes dirt nap [Re: sparrish8]
Chief Joe Offline
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Loc: Fredericktown, Ohio
cheers
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#6334578 - 06/14/16 09:30 AM Re: Free range Axis takes dirt nap [Re: sparrish8]
G ranch Offline
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Great buck congrats cheers
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#6334583 - 06/14/16 09:33 AM Re: Free range Axis takes dirt nap [Re: sparrish8]
Elkhunter49 Offline
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Registered: 06/21/11
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Loc: Oak Harbor, Slidell La
Great looking buck sir, he's a stud for sure! I'm really looking forward to my free range Axis hunt with team Pope next month! He's going to make a beautiful mount! Baker. cheers
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#6334612 - 06/14/16 10:00 AM Re: Free range Axis takes dirt nap [Re: sparrish8]
el_cazador713 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/14
Posts: 614
Loc: Texas
Congrats! Great trophy axis, Clay and company are the best around. texas

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#6334636 - 06/14/16 10:15 AM Re: Free range Axis takes dirt nap [Re: Elkhunter49]
sparrish8 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Elkhunter49
Great looking buck sir, he's a stud for sure! I'm really looking forward to my free range Axis hunt with team Pope next month! He's going to make a beautiful mount! Baker. cheers


Like I said there's a bigger hard horned their

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#6334692 - 06/14/16 11:05 AM Re: Free range Axis takes dirt nap [Re: sparrish8]
Red Cloud Offline
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Registered: 09/04/09
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Loc: Weatherford, Texas
Beautiful trophy buck! Also the .300 Wby magnum is an outstanding cal. What does the outfitter charge to hunt that ranch? texas cowboy
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#6334772 - 06/14/16 12:01 PM Re: Free range Axis takes dirt nap [Re: sparrish8]
sparrish8 Offline
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I belive their charging $2750 lodging and meals included, but they have several ranches to hunt.

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#6334800 - 06/14/16 12:15 PM Re: Free range Axis takes dirt nap [Re: sparrish8]
Red Cloud Offline
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Loc: Weatherford, Texas
Thanks, sparrish8!
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#6334928 - 06/14/16 01:33 PM Re: Free range Axis takes dirt nap [Re: sparrish8]
PBGSO Offline
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Registered: 09/21/10
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Loc: Kimble, County Texas
Red Cloud, yes our Summer Axis special price is $2750. This is a 3 day all inclusive hunt which includes all your meals and lodging plus a trophy Axis buck.
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#6335809 - 06/15/16 07:13 AM Re: Free range Axis takes dirt nap [Re: sparrish8]
kdkane1971 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 2004
Loc: Mesopotamia
Nick buck Steve - congrats sir cheers texas

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