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#6562333 - 11/28/16 12:53 PM Hye Texas Axis hunt?!?!?!?
daniel25s Offline
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Loc: houston/burton Texas
I will be going on an Axis hunt in Hye Texas in early Feb. I was wondering how the free range Axis are out there?
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#6562352 - 11/28/16 01:08 PM Re: Hye Texas Axis hunt?!?!?!? [Re: daniel25s]
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Free Range? I am sure there are pockets of axis along the river ways in the area, but I have not heard of much in the area. I drive through areas near Hye quite frequently and I personally haven't seen any regularly until I get south of Lindendale road west of Blanco. Johnson City is a bit north for the herds - but axis are very nomadic, and are occasionally seen all over the state.

To the south of Hye, once you get around Kendalia - then you are in a free range hot area for axis - so I wouldn't be a bit surprised to learn that free range herds have migrated north to the Hye area.

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#6562354 - 11/28/16 01:09 PM Re: Hye Texas Axis hunt?!?!?!? [Re: daniel25s]
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thank you
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#6562392 - 11/28/16 01:27 PM Re: Hye Texas Axis hunt?!?!?!? [Re: daniel25s]
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More than likely a high fence hunt in that area. Not many free ranging axis around there. In fact, there's not too many big ranches in there anymore. Most are a couple hundred acres and smaller. Any bigger than that is the exception and not the rule.
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#6563880 - 11/29/16 11:01 AM Re: Hye Texas Axis hunt?!?!?!? [Re: daniel25s]
shedantler Offline
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Actually there are a good number of free range axis in the area and back towards Stonewall to Fredericksburg, along the Pedernales River. I know of several places around there, that have trapped and sold axis because of crop/field destruction. It depends on where you are out of Hye, good luck!

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#6565020 - 11/29/16 09:53 PM Re: Hye Texas Axis hunt?!?!?!? [Re: daniel25s]
TexasVine Offline
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We have a place up the road a few miles off the Perdernales river. Axis tend to be like ghost. There are many in the area but do not pattern on movement. We'll go a month when we see them and can go a couple months without. In the last 10 years I can not say I have seen them at the feeders other than a single or double hanging at on the fringes of whitetail in the feeder area. The closer to the river the better. They'er there. Good luck on your hunt.
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#6566995 - 12/01/16 09:01 AM Re: Hye Texas Axis hunt?!?!?!? [Re: daniel25s]
Horns Offline
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We are over closer to Albert & we are covered up in Axis, so guess it just depends where you are. Let us know how it goes

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#6567401 - 12/01/16 01:12 PM Re: Hye Texas Axis hunt?!?!?!? [Re: daniel25s]
JMalin Offline
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They're definitely there.

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#6574682 - 12/06/16 01:47 PM Re: Hye Texas Axis hunt?!?!?!? [Re: daniel25s]
Wallhanger Offline
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I hunt over in LukenBach which is not far from there and he is covered up with them

I see them all the time

Up there.

Better half made me go on lbj tour out there and I saw a heard of 30 out in the field

She rolled her eyes when I went to truck to get my swarovski and take a peak at the horns


Edited by Audie1970 (12/06/16 01:47 PM)

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#6574855 - 12/06/16 03:49 PM Re: Hye Texas Axis hunt?!?!?!? [Re: daniel25s]
Creekrunner Offline
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Early posters have no clue. Recent posters are closer to the mark. My place is west of there, 'tween Luckenbach and Grapetown and there are plenty of axis. Very few high fence operations in the area. They're hard to pattern, but there are plenty there.
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#6575111 - 12/06/16 06:15 PM Re: Hye Texas Axis hunt?!?!?!? [Re: Creekrunner]
John Humbert Offline
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Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Early posters have no clue. Recent posters are closer to the mark. My place is west of there, 'tween Luckenbach and Grapetown and there are plenty of axis. Very few high fence operations in the area. They're hard to pattern, but there are plenty there.


Unless there is another Luckenbach or Grapetown, those places are way west of Hye - even west of Stonewall - closer to Fredericksburg. Not exactly close to Hye. Heck, if you call those places close - then Kendalia, Sisterdale, and Boerne are "close". My comments about Hye I will stand behind. I just haven't seen or heard of much, except a few pockets along the river. Now if you expand the area to 20, 30, or 40 mile radius - then you touch on some of the largest concentrations of free ranch axis in the state.

But - as I said - axis roam long distances. So I wouldn't be surprised if a few herds have roamed into the area. An axis can easily roam 20-30 miles in a day or two.

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#6575114 - 12/06/16 06:17 PM Re: Hye Texas Axis hunt?!?!?!? [Re: daniel25s]
Creekrunner Offline
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
The one's I've killed and eaten must be a complete apparition then. South Grapecreek, no where near the Pedernales. You're outa your league on this one.
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#6575137 - 12/06/16 06:34 PM Re: Hye Texas Axis hunt?!?!?!? [Re: Creekrunner]
John Humbert Offline
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Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
The one's I've killed and eaten must be a complete apparition then. South Grapecreek, no where near the Pedernales. You're outa your league on this one.


Dude, not saying there aren't some there. Heck, we have some in Dallas county along the river within the city limits. A herd of about 20-25. Also seen them up in Okalla, and even a few as far north as Graham. And fat west as San Angelo and up to Blackwell. Also seen a couple around Sabine River bottom.

I'm glad you've killed a couple - but I'll bet my knowledge and experience with axis against yours any day, and twice on Sunday. I've studied and tracked them for quite a while. Hunted them all over the state, and killed more than I can remember. Worked on documenting their calls, behavior, and even making and using calls to bring them in. Know the area being discussed pretty well, as some of my hunting spots are in the area. So I would be respectful before you start hurling comments about being "out of your league". LOL

By the way, here are some of the hides I have from the past 14 months. Still have a few at the tannery.


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#6575159 - 12/06/16 06:51 PM Re: Hye Texas Axis hunt?!?!?!? [Re: Creekrunner]
John Humbert Offline
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Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
The one's I've killed and eaten must be a complete apparition then. South Grapecreek, no where near the Pedernales. You're outa your league on this one.


And BTW, for the folks following this thread who don't know the area - South Grape Creek, Stolle Creek, etc. all come off the river - and are quite a ways from Hye - maybe 20-30 miles via paths Wes towards Fredericksburg. Certainly axis follow the rivers and creek beds. Near Hye, there is only the river - and the only consistent reports I've heard of have been near the river. Sure I bet there are occasional axis show up now and then anywhere in the area - but the OP poster ask about Hye. Not spots 20 to 30 miles west, and 10 miles south.

And theses areas the Creekrunner are referrring are very close or indeed south of Lindendale road - or 1888 as it is on the maps. Which is what I had mentioned in my original post.

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#6575174 - 12/06/16 07:05 PM Re: Hye Texas Axis hunt?!?!?!? [Re: daniel25s]
Creekrunner Offline
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Hye to Grapetown, as the crow flies and according to Google Earth, 16.23 miles. But, what could a landowner possibly know? You're the "expert".
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