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How old is this axis buck? #5286242 09/03/14 05:47 PM
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Any ideas? Mature enough to shoot?



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The way these animals roam, I would shoot it the first time I saw it or someone else will.


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Re: How old is this axis buck? [Re: LonghornFan] #5286250 09/03/14 05:50 PM
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That's kind of what I was thinking. This is a free range ranch and it's the first buck I've seen at my feeder in 3 years.

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Re: How old is this axis buck? [Re: LonghornFan] #5286303 09/03/14 06:31 PM
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Re: How old is this axis buck? [Re: LonghornFan] #5286313 09/03/14 06:37 PM
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Thank, fellas. I hope I'm in the stand the next time he shows up!

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Low Fence Free Range? If so, I'd shoot him yesterday.

High Fence: Let him go another year or two.


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Re: How old is this axis buck? [Re: LonghornFan] #5286578 09/03/14 10:20 PM
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Old enough! rifle food


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Re: How old is this axis buck? [Re: WTGuide] #5287066 09/04/14 02:26 AM
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Old enough! rifle food
. Yep rifle

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Looks very old. Probably past his prime.

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Good looking animal! I'd take it first chance I had.

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Looks to be 3 years old to me. I don't wait that long to shoot one. Yearlings and two year old Axis is what I hunt mainly because I can still load them by myself at that age. And like was said before if they are free range you better take them when you cam because you may never see them again.

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I'm going to agree with Don on this one, I don't believe hes too old at all. Good eating right there! Baker


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Re: How old is this axis buck? [Re: bucksnbass357] #5290303 09/05/14 11:15 PM
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Old enough! rifle food
. Yep rifle

Re: How old is this axis buck? [Re: LonghornFan] #5290766 09/06/14 04:26 AM
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he looks young, and i agree with the others.

if you never see them, then i would think about shooting for the meat, but if he was with a doe, i would shoot the doe instead.

on my place, he would walk for 2 more years. but we are high fenced and attempt to manage our axis bucks


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