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AXIS ?? #8450414 11/16/21 05:51 PM
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In general, how is the Texas Heard doing after the freeze with thousands dying. I know some ranches aren't hunting them till they get the heard built back up. I was hunting in Comfort (near Boerne and Kerrville)last weekend. Usually the Axis are everywhere. This trip 0.

What are ya'll seeing? Any huntable numbers?


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It was my understanding that the large die off's from the freeze where only in certain parts of Texas that didn't have great cover. Several of the folks that I know that have large ranches in South Texas haven't really seen numbers of Axis drop off. Saw a ton of Axis on my trip from Menard to Del Rio a couple weeks ago, lots of dead ones as well on the side of the road. Now, they have had some antler growth issues with bucks that were in velvet at the time of the freeze.

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Originally Posted by Black02z28
It was my understanding that the large die off's from the freeze where only in certain parts of Texas that didn't have great cover. Several of the folks that I know that have large ranches in South Texas haven't really seen numbers of Axis drop off. Saw a ton of Axis on my trip from Menard to Del Rio a couple weeks ago, lots of dead ones as well on the side of the road. Now, they have had some antler growth issues with bucks that were in velvet at the time of the freeze.

thanks for the report


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We didn’t lose any on our place bt junction and Sonora but we got less ice (more snow) than they did to the south around rocksprings where I heard a lot didn’t survive.

We are seeing a lot of axis with broken antlers.

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How did the Axis herd at SLRSP handle the freeze? I've got a hunt scheduled for the end of Jan thru the 1st week of Feb. Not looking for antlers but for a freezer filler trip. Sounds like a really rough freeze for sure.
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How did the Axis herd at SLRSP handle the freeze? I've got a hunt scheduled for the end of Jan thru the 1st week of Feb. Not looking for antlers but for a freezer filler trip. Sounds like a really rough freeze for sure.
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Re: AXIS ?? [Re: Buzzsaw] #8451825 11/17/21 11:26 PM
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I'm leaving plenty of thermal cover at my place and I'm seeing the same amount drift through. No real die off that I could see. Hope to have a couple of monsters next year. rifle (North most Kimble County.)


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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
I'm leaving plenty of thermal cover at my place and I'm seeing the same amount drift through. No real die off that I could see. Hope to have a couple of monsters next year. rifle (North most Kimble County.)


We have several 34-36+ survive but have broke off main beam. Good news is that they won’t get shot by us or neighbors this year. Should be some really bigs ones this spring/summer. We are just west of Roosevelt

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Seen a few smaller this month that aren’t busted up.

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Neighbor found 10 dead on the adjoining ranch after the freeze. I'm not seeing the numbers I saw last year. I'm in the very NW corner of Kimble county.

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Sounds like there needs to be a THF get-together in Roosevelt sometime. cheers


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Sounds like there needs to be a THF get-together in Roosevelt sometime. cheers


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I saw a herd of about 50 axis in Kerville last week

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Originally Posted by WileyCoyote
How did the Axis herd at SLRSP handle the freeze? I've got a hunt scheduled for the end of Jan thru the 1st week of Feb. Not looking for antlers but for a freezer filler trip. Sounds like a really rough freeze for sure.
Ron

We are 10 miles due west of the state park and we aren't seeing near the numbers that we were seeing the last few years. Still seeing them and have some good bucks but not nearly the numbers as before the freeze.
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Re: AXIS ?? [Re: Buzzsaw] #8458459 11/25/21 12:22 AM
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Beautiful bucks TexFlip! That chocolate antler one demands attention! They both do, but the darker color intrigues me.



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many are passing on axis and blackbuck this year. hopefully the numbers will start a comeback.


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Originally Posted by rickym
Beautiful bucks TexFlip! That chocolate antler one demands attention! They both do, but the darker color intrigues me.

He was more than likely in velvet during the freeze and got frostbite. Or so I've been told.

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Numbers seem fine to me. The ranches that didn’t run out of protein were fine.

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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
many are passing on axis and blackbuck this year. hopefully the numbers will start a comeback.


I understand the landowner found 7 dead blackbuck near the barns on our lease in Mason cty. I know the big buck survived along with at least one doe but havent seen them in a while.

Hope they make a comeback a very cool creatures.

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Looks great

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Axis numbers are down quite a bit around here. But still quite a few hanging around the river though.

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why the broken antlers?


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