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True Trophy Axis ? #2431879 07/16/11 03:19 AM
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Pretty stupid bout Axis guys. I think they're beautiful animals! I'm thinking about hunting one. What is the benchmark, top end(in inches)for a true trophy of the species. Thanks guys.


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Thiswould be a good one 35"


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I'm lookin for one like that for around $800 rofl.... but really that one is way up there



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Originally Posted By: BMD



Thiswould be a good one 35"

THAT is awesome..Thanks BMD.. One other question. What months are they totally hard horned? I don't like the ragged look.


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That's a nice deer BMD. We usually tell our hunters 35+ and average around 37". But if you can find a solid 35 like the one posted above with good cottles and mass then you won't need big mainbeams. Just remember length isn't everything, you want a deer that's well rounded.


Re: True Trophy Axis ? [Re: majekman] #2431937 07/16/11 03:55 AM
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From what I remember of the heard we had on our lease they Mated year round, although I never really saw fawns from Nov-Feb.

There would always be males with and without horns and in velvet and not in velvet.

I also always remember HARD HORNS would have Does and Fawns around it and Velvet Axis would be alone or at the back of the heard.




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Re: True Trophy Axis ? [Re: Tactical_Smurf] #2431943 07/16/11 03:58 AM
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Most are hard horned now.


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About 70% of the axis in any herd will be in hard horns from June till around Dec. The rest will be in the rest of the year. Here are 3 that a friend of mine has taken and they range from 35"-37"+ in length.




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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
About 70% of the axis in any herd will be in hard horns from June till around Dec. The rest will be in the rest of the year. Here are 3 that a friend of mine has taken and they range from 35"-37"+ in length.


those are 3 nice axis really like the shape on the right one
those are some huge brows on the other 2 as well


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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
About 70% of the axis in any herd will be in hard horns from June till around Dec. The rest will be in the rest of the year. Here are 3 that a friend of mine has taken and they range from 35"-37"+ in length.

Those are some beautiful mounts and I would be very pleased with any of the three. Congrats to the hunter. Thanks for posting the photos, Baker



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Thanks guys...yall told me everything I wanted to know about Axis bucks. I'll get me a good un for my wall. Have taken a few axis doe and prefer the meat over whitetail...good stuff!!


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I'd love to take one like whats on that wall.
Im just worried about dishing out the money and not being happy with whats on the ground.
I can judge whitetails, but have no idea on axis.


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I think there are plenty of guys on here that will make sure you get one you will be happy with



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Great mounts!!!! That's my 2012 goal.....





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Originally Posted By: longhorn_cop
I'd love to take one like whats on that wall.
Im just worried about dishing out the money and not being happy with whats on the ground.
I can judge whitetails, but have no idea on axis.

Exactly what I'm talkin' about...thats why I started this thread. I definately know more now than I did before.


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Originally Posted By: LazyBRanch
..... Just remember length isn't everything, you want a deer that's well rounded.


I tell my wife the same thing....:)



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