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Saw my first Axis #8089086 12/14/20 05:52 PM
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I know most people probably have seen them now but I hadnt been lucky enough to see one live ever. Got to hunt at a friends ranch near Evant yesterday and saw one on their place. Even though it was cold and super windy I saw about 35 deer and some good bucks. None on the "hit" list but we all decided( privately even lol) to make a business decision and not shoot one because it was so damn cold lol. Maybe next trip we will. Just proves it doesnt take shooting something to make for a great hunt. What a blast seeing an axis and a lot of nice deer.

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Good to see axis in that area, hope they move on over to Gatesville next.


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Temp be damned, I'm loading that toad in my truck (maybe with help).


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Originally Posted by pittdog33
Good to see axis in that area, hope they move on over to Gatesville next.

There's a few around. If the Bubba's will lay off the trigger, in a few years there should be a huntable population.


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Re: Saw my first Axis [Re: SB9969] #8089390 12/14/20 10:11 PM
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Very fortunate, never been on a lease that had them.


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And a nice Axis to boot. He hasn't missed any meals!

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Originally Posted by jetdad
And a nice Axis to boot. He hasn't missed any meals!


If he has, it's because his gut still hurts from the previous one


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You should have shot it. You may never see it again or any others.

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Just proves it doesnt take shooting something to make for a great hunt.


I'm about to the point I enjoy hunting with a camera more than hunting with a gun or a bow.


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Wow. Looks more like Rudolf.


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Just proves it doesnt take shooting something to make for a great hunt.


I'm about to the point I enjoy hunting with a camera more than hunting with a gun or a bow.


I always enjoy your photos, makes me really want to get a decent camera and start shooting wildlife.


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Awesome and nice feeders!

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Originally Posted by SB9969
I know most people probably have seen them now but I hadnt been lucky enough to see one live ever. Got to hunt at a friends ranch near Evant yesterday and saw one on their place. Even though it was cold and super windy I saw about 35 deer and some good bucks. None on the "hit" list but we all decided( privately even lol) to make a business decision and not shoot one because it was so damn cold lol. Maybe next trip we will. Just proves it doesnt take shooting something to make for a great hunt. What a blast seeing an axis and a lot of nice deer.

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Has your friend ever seen an Axis on that place before?

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They knew some were on there actually. It's a high fenced place around 1000 acres that had some
On it when they got it. Not a lot of them on there from what he said. I was just excited to see one finally. I've never hunted anywhere with them so seeing one was great with me. He wouldn't have minded if I shot one but I was in no hurry. Just enjoyed a great hunt.

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That is a fully/post mature axis.

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Nice Axis buck!

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I had a big one jump over the hood of my truck on FM573 outside of Mullin just across Pecan Bayou. He was so close I could see his family jewels as he passed by. lol


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Originally Posted by QuitShootinYoungBucks
Temp be damned, I'm loading that toad in my truck (maybe with help).


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Low fence?? We have a place in San Saba and have dreamed of this for years.


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I'm afraid if I saw that the business decision would go out the window.


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Yup, that one would have had a ride in the truck bed. Lived in New Braunfels for four years, and would see axis around quite a bit. I have a space on my wall reserved for a 30+ incher. And great table fare as well. I prefer it to any other wild game I’ve tried (although Nilgai is on my to-do list).

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very nice

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I couldn't have passed that up I'd pass up whitetail to shoot axis any day.


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So did you have the green light on the axis though, minus the business decision it was to cold to mess with an animal?


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