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Questions on Axis and Black Bucks #7661793 11/14/19 04:16 PM
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Buddy and I are looking to hunt both next fall. We keep seeing trophy Axis and Black Buck. Having no history with these animals. What exactly is a trophy Axis and BB. I realize it's pretty much like WT. I 120 class is a monster for some and giggle for others.

Can anyone give me some guidelines on what a good shooter is both. Any recommendations on where to hunt them. Would prefer free range if possible or a very large high fence ranch of 12,000 acres or more.

Thanks!


Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!
Re: Questions on Axis and Black Bucks [Re: Jeff in TX] #7661884 11/14/19 05:02 PM
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18" on BB and 30" on axis used to be the gold standard

Re: Questions on Axis and Black Bucks [Re: Jeff in TX] #7661992 11/14/19 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeff in TX
Buddy and I are looking to hunt both next fall. We keep seeing trophy Axis and Black Buck. Having no history with these animals. What exactly is a trophy Axis and BB. I realize it's pretty much like WT. I 120 class is a monster for some and giggle for others.

Can anyone give me some guidelines on what a good shooter is both. Any recommendations on where to hunt them. Would prefer free range if possible or a very large high fence ranch of 12,000 acres or more.

Thanks!

Any fence except a 5 wire or less barb wire fence is a HF to a BB.

Re: Questions on Axis and Black Bucks [Re: don k] #7662021 11/14/19 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by don k
Originally Posted by Jeff in TX
Buddy and I are looking to hunt both next fall. We keep seeing trophy Axis and Black Buck. Having no history with these animals. What exactly is a trophy Axis and BB. I realize it's pretty much like WT. I 120 class is a monster for some and giggle for others.

Can anyone give me some guidelines on what a good shooter is both. Any recommendations on where to hunt them. Would prefer free range if possible or a very large high fence ranch of 12,000 acres or more.

Thanks!

Any fence except a 5 wire or less barb wire fence is a HF to a BB.


Don is right, hard to find true free range Blackbuck. Axis is very possible though.

Re: Questions on Axis and Black Bucks [Re: don k] #7662043 11/14/19 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeff in TX
Buddy and I are looking to hunt both next fall. We keep seeing trophy Axis and Black Buck. Having no history with these animals. What exactly is a trophy Axis and BB. I realize it's pretty much like WT. I 120 class is a monster for some and giggle for others.

Can anyone give me some guidelines on what a good shooter is both. Any recommendations on where to hunt them. Would prefer free range if possible or a very large high fence ranch of 12,000 acres or more.

Thanks!

Any fence except a 5 wire or less barb wire fence is a HF to a BB.


I've heard they don't jump fences. Thanks


Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!
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Just about any of the bigger outfits that advertise here are going to put you on a very nice Axis or BB.

My Axis was over 30", but my BB was only 16.5". He was still a trophy to me as he was almost completely black, the base of his horns were very worn down and he was whoopin azz on a BB that had at least 3" more horn length than he did. He was a bad-azz.

Both are beautiful animals and just like whitetails, the "trophy" aspect is all up to the person pulling the trigger.


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Re: Questions on Axis and Black Bucks [Re: Jeff in TX] #7662767 11/15/19 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeff in TX
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Originally Posted by Jeff in TX
Buddy and I are looking to hunt both next fall. We keep seeing trophy Axis and Black Buck. Having no history with these animals. What exactly is a trophy Axis and BB. I realize it's pretty much like WT. I 120 class is a monster for some and giggle for others.

Can anyone give me some guidelines on what a good shooter is both. Any recommendations on where to hunt them. Would prefer free range if possible or a very large high fence ranch of 12,000 acres or more.

Thanks!

Any fence except a 5 wire or less barb wire fence is a HF to a BB.


I've heard they don't jump fences. Thanks


They rather go through them.


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