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ISO Axis 38 inches or better #8740437 11/23/22 02:33 AM
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If you got one that fits the description let me know, I have a buddy coming to Texas from out of state and wants a beast.

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Re: ISO Axis 38 inches or better [Re: Mossman500] #8740440 11/23/22 02:37 AM
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That would be a beast’!


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Re: ISO Axis 38 inches or better [Re: Mossman500] #8740697 11/23/22 02:25 PM
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Good luck. Axis that are truly over 38" are as rare as hens' teeth. Most people who say they have 38"+ Axis....actually have 32-34" Axis. Best of luck in your search.

Re: ISO Axis 38 inches or better [Re: Mossman500] #8740815 11/23/22 04:11 PM
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I have never actually personally seen a 38" axis. Seems like Chalk Creek sold one on WB a few years ago. Seems like he got around 10K for it.

Re: ISO Axis 38 inches or better [Re: Mossman500] #8740846 11/23/22 04:31 PM
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Aren't we all

Re: ISO Axis 38 inches or better [Re: Mossman500] #8740852 11/23/22 04:35 PM
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Not my deer, not my ranch and not my FB post but this one was claimed to be 40"

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Re: ISO Axis 38 inches or better [Re: Mossman500] #8740859 11/23/22 04:41 PM
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Those are pretty hard to find but I know enough he better bring a checkbook with plenty in the account. It takes a truly special animal to hit 38”s. If he ends up finding one we need pics of it,,,

Re: ISO Axis 38 inches or better [Re: Black02z28] #8741001 11/23/22 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Black02z28
Not my deer, not my ranch and not my FB post but this one was claimed to be 40"

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That one was shot a while back. I told the guy that posted it to post a tape on it showing 40", never happened.


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Re: ISO Axis 38 inches or better [Re: don k] #8741176 11/24/22 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by don k
I have never actually personally seen a 38" axis. Seems like Chalk Creek sold one on WB a few years ago. Seems like he got around 10K for it.


Yes Don K, that was us. Haven’t seen one come close to 38” since (on us), but it was exciting. We caught him & sold him at auction for $14k almost 4 years ago before the Axis market really went crazy. If you can guarantee 38”+, I would expect to pay $20k+ these days. It has all exploded the last year or two

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roger that....how about a gold medal size, 36?


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Re: ISO Axis 38 inches or better [Re: TexFlip] #8741408 11/24/22 12:48 PM
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[quote=Black02z28] That one was shot a while back. I told the guy that posted it to post a tape on it showing 40", never happened.


That's Josh Brown holding that deer. He works at Rustic Reminders where I get my deer mounted. I assure you, that buck is 40". I've been hunting and guiding axis since early 2000's and I've laid eyes on TWO 40" deer. One from Junction and that one. Its legit.

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Originally Posted by Takota08
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I have never actually personally seen a 38" axis. Seems like Chalk Creek sold one on WB a few years ago. Seems like he got around 10K for it.


Yes Don K, that was us. Haven’t seen one come close to 38” since (on us), but it was exciting. We caught him & sold him at auction for $14k almost 4 years ago before the Axis market really went crazy. If you can guarantee 38”+, I would expect to pay $20k+ these days. It has all exploded the last year or two


Who trapped/darted him? I remember that buck very well. Loved watching the auction run wild.

Re: ISO Axis 38 inches or better [Re: RobertY] #8742136 11/25/22 03:19 PM
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I have never actually personally seen a 38" axis. Seems like Chalk Creek sold one on WB a few years ago. Seems like he got around 10K for it.


Yes Don K, that was us. Haven’t seen one come close to 38” since (on us), but it was exciting. We caught him & sold him at auction for $14k almost 4 years ago before the Axis market really went crazy. If you can guarantee 38”+, I would expect to pay $20k+ these days. It has all exploded the last year or two


Who trapped/darted him? I remember that buck very well. Loved watching the auction run wild.


That was me. Caught him in about a 2 acre trap behind my dads house, darted him out that next night. I caught a 34 with him & put him in our high fence. Never shot him, but he’s not in there anymore. Freeze must have got him. According to a guy who knows who bought him, the 38” that I sold actually died this spring (they think from pneumonia). Still got plenty of breeding from him, he never made 40” from what I was told.

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Originally Posted by TexFlip
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Not my deer, not my ranch and not my FB post but this one was claimed to be 40"

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That one was shot a while back. I told the guy that posted it to post a tape on it showing 40", never happened.

40+ easy


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Lookes photoshopped to me. Where is his back left leg?

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I photographed one in 2015 that I'll always believe would go 40. Hard horned and heavy as well. I've shared it here many times.

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Re: ISO Axis 38 inches or better [Re: Elkhunter49] #8744268 11/28/22 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Elkhunter49
I photographed one in 2015 that I'll always believe would go 40. Hard horned and heavy as well. I've shared it here many times.


Shoot man, dont be shy, post it again smile I like seeing it.

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Originally Posted by don k
Lookes photoshopped to me. Where is his back left leg?

very well could be Don


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Re: ISO Axis 38 inches or better [Re: Elkhunter49] #8744628 11/28/22 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Elkhunter49
I photographed one in 2015 that I'll always believe would go 40. Hard horned and heavy as well. I've shared it here many times.


Ya and now I have unrealistic expectations every time I see an axis buck. They all look like dinks, thanks


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Re: ISO Axis 38 inches or better [Re: don k] #8744713 11/28/22 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by don k
Lookes photoshopped to me. Where is his back left leg?


Processors often cut off the lower portion of the legs when hanging for skinning. Makes hanging them higher easier etc. I bet his lower right leg is missing also but is out of frame. I wouldn't consider that evidence of photoshop as its fairly common practice.

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The picture is real.

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I photographed one in 2015 that I'll always believe would go 40. Hard horned and heavy as well. I've shared it here many times.


Ya and now I have unrealistic expectations every time I see an axis buck. They all look like dinks, thanks


Me too


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Here is the buck Elkhunter49 is talking about.......GIANT!!!



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Wow. That is a giant!


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Awesome buck!

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