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Old 01-16-2012, 09:36 PM   #151
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Great buck! awesome story, too!
great profile pic! we went to the game where, "choot them ducks" began up at Jerry World. glad you enjoyed
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:18 PM   #152
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:19 PM   #153
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suspenseful..
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:19 PM   #154
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write-up.
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:21 PM   #155
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Congrats on the buck and the awesome shot. Guess you'll be practising 70,80 and 90 yrd shooting now.
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:04 AM   #156
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:04 AM   #157
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:24 AM   #158
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Beautiful Axis... Way to go!
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:40 AM   #159
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Yep, lucky you were shooting a Bowtech or you'd have missed for sure!
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:43 PM   #160
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Congrats on the buck and the awesome shot. Guess you'll be practising 70,80 and 90 yrd shooting now.
so i just booked a caribou trip and the outfitter said come with a 60 yard pin. good thing i know i can handle that.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:35 PM   #161
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Congrats!
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:08 AM   #162
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68 yards? 68 yards?!?! Call it what you want... That's some serious skill. Congrats!
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:19 PM   #163
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Nice Axis! Hope to get one while I'm home.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:06 PM   #164
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Nice write up & axis!
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:17 PM   #165
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nice deer congrats
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:31 PM   #166
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thanks Jesse, you and Kramer headed to kansas?
Too funny - I never saw this! Yes, as I'm sure you know we went. And that boy Kramer can't handle the buck fever!!!

I'm just a bad shot. Great trip though. Kramer going back this year. I can't get away this time.

We are going to baker 3 first w/e of june and hoping to have luck as good as yours!! Hopefully we shoot a little better this trip! Lol

Still a great story. I stuck a good one on our place last May but must have barely been behind/below lungs. Thought I hit him perfect at a whopping 17 yds. I was so mad - knew I should have just hammered right thru shoulder for heart shot...

Hope all is well if u see this!
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:24 PM   #167
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Too funny - I never saw this! Yes, as I'm sure you know we went. And that boy Kramer can't handle the buck fever!!!

I'm just a bad shot. Great trip though. Kramer going back this year. I can't get away this time.

We are going to baker 3 first w/e of june and hoping to have luck as good as yours!! Hopefully we shoot a little better this trip! Lol

Still a great story. I stuck a good one on our place last May but must have barely been behind/below lungs. Thought I hit him perfect at a whopping 17 yds. I was so mad - knew I should have just hammered right thru shoulder for heart shot...

Hope all is well if u see this!
Not any kind of authority on axis at all but I have shot 2 different bucks with a bow and hit them about mid way up the body and both have gone less then 100 yards. After both shots I though I hit too high but they both put out massive amounts of lung blood and died almost instantly. I think their vitals sit a little higher then a WT from what I have seen. I could be wrong, just a sample size of 2. Good luck.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:14 PM   #168
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Thank - I agree with you. I think their vitals are further forward and a little higher. Much more of a triangle shape target and a little smaller than WT. After I hit that doe a bit far back at KJO, I decided I wouldn't make that mistake again...at least I thought I did.

The doe was spring of 2010. Fall of 2010 I abosutely drilled an axis spike out of stand I hit bigger one in. He was 17 yards broadside and I plowed thru both shoulders. Heart and lung both. He barely made it 30 yds. Awesome. My arrow shattered and I never even found the broadhead, but clean pass thru.

So May of 2010 and I'm after a decent axis buck we have been seeing, maybe 25" or a little more. Solid buck. He comes in and gives me exact same shot as spike at 17 yds, except facing opposite direction. He was so much bigger body than spike I talked myself into not putting it right on his shoulder for heart. I put it at most 6" behind his shoulder about 1/3 up from bottom of chest. Hit right where I was aiming. Dead buck I told myself. Really thought I had him. Waited an hour anyway. My brother and I ran out of blood bout 80 yds in. I called Kelton and he came to help so by then was 2 hrs. Not much blood. Plain red on arrow. Finally found a spot over 100 yds out that was encouraging, but that was about the end of it. We trailed him over a fence and for a good 500 yds before completely lost what little blood we were seeing. He did throw up stomach contents. Couple big areas of his barf. No blood in it. I'm convinced I didn't kill him unless he got fever or infection.

Never saw him or his 2-yr old running buddy again afterward though. They both were regulars. I think I hit right behind and below vitals, but in front of gut. After this experience I did a fair bit of studying what I could find on vitals location for exotics. I came to a few conclusions.

1. Their vitals sit much further forward in their body than WT.
2. Perfect broadside isn't as great a shot as you would think. Less margin for error than a quartering shot that opens up vitals better. (duh) Quartering shots also increase your cutting area - if 12" straight across, you cut more on a diagonal.
3. I'm going heart shot on axis going forward. Seems like best bet given location of vitals.

I love discussing this stuff and learning from others.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:19 AM   #169
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Heys its not luck if you practice at 68.... Congrats
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:47 AM   #170
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Thank - I agree with you. I think their vitals are further forward and a little higher. Much more of a triangle shape target and a little smaller than WT. After I hit that doe a bit far back at KJO, I decided I wouldn't make that mistake again...at least I thought I did.

The doe was spring of 2010. Fall of 2010 I abosutely drilled an axis spike out of stand I hit bigger one in. He was 17 yards broadside and I plowed thru both shoulders. Heart and lung both. He barely made it 30 yds. Awesome. My arrow shattered and I never even found the broadhead, but clean pass thru.

So May of 2010 and I'm after a decent axis buck we have been seeing, maybe 25" or a little more. Solid buck. He comes in and gives me exact same shot as spike at 17 yds, except facing opposite direction. He was so much bigger body than spike I talked myself into not putting it right on his shoulder for heart. I put it at most 6" behind his shoulder about 1/3 up from bottom of chest. Hit right where I was aiming. Dead buck I told myself. Really thought I had him. Waited an hour anyway. My brother and I ran out of blood bout 80 yds in. I called Kelton and he came to help so by then was 2 hrs. Not much blood. Plain red on arrow. Finally found a spot over 100 yds out that was encouraging, but that was about the end of it. We trailed him over a fence and for a good 500 yds before completely lost what little blood we were seeing. He did throw up stomach contents. Couple big areas of his barf. No blood in it. I'm convinced I didn't kill him unless he got fever or infection.

Never saw him or his 2-yr old running buddy again afterward though. They both were regulars. I think I hit right behind and below vitals, but in front of gut. After this experience I did a fair bit of studying what I could find on vitals location for exotics. I came to a few conclusions.

1. Their vitals sit much further forward in their body than WT.
2. Perfect broadside isn't as great a shot as you would think. Less margin for error than a quartering shot that opens up vitals better. (duh) Quartering shots also increase your cutting area - if 12" straight across, you cut more on a diagonal.
3. I'm going heart shot on axis going forward. Seems like best bet given location of vitals.

I love discussing this stuff and learning from others.
That axis Doe at KJO sure looked like a kill shot. I was blown away it went as far as it did and wasn't recovered. Good luck at Baker Ranch. It's beautiful out there.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:06 PM   #171
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Thanks man. Keith said that doe was still running around 3 days later. Sounds like she didn't die! At least not from my shot.
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:27 AM   #172
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What pasture at Baker 3 did you get that Buck on? Baker 3 is awesome place been there a few times and had success.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:43 PM   #173
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Thanks man. Keith said that doe was still running around 3 days later. Sounds like she didn't die! At least not from my shot.
if Slice would have been 100% i think that doe would have bit the dust due to a jack russell hanging off of her windpipe.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:46 PM   #174
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Great read and congrats
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:24 PM   #175
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:29 PM   #176
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:15 PM   #177
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nice shooting!
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:29 AM   #178
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been trying to practice out at further distances in preparation for upcoming caribou trip. felling confident in the event of an 80 yd shot. however i am struggling at the century mark. hopefully can get closer to seal the deal
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:45 PM   #179
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Huntin deer with dawgs, awsome!
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:53 AM   #180
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Nice buck and nice shot. The best part is that an Axis is a great eating deer. How long was the longest beam?
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:48 PM   #181
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Great shot
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:21 AM   #182
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congrats on some great shooting
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:36 AM   #183
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Nice shot for sure. To bad you didn't elect to take the bigger one at the same distance.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:18 PM   #184
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:19 PM   #185
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:43 PM   #186
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Great read.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:16 AM   #187
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nice shooting..good lucking axis!
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:48 AM   #188
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great story great kills
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:03 PM   #189
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Good shot. Congrats!
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:19 PM   #190
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Wow thats a danddy!
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:31 AM   #191
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:55 AM   #192
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That's a great shot on a trophy animal, and an even better write-up! I truly enjoyed the suspense from post to post; hey, it took 3 or 4 just to find out you were actually bowhunting! Way to go, Travis!

Gotta say, I was prepared to abandon this thread the moment I found out the OP wasn't hunting with a bow, but of course, that never happened. Just my own little quirk there, fellas, nothing to get excited about - nothing against guns, but when I come to TBH, I'm looking for bowkills.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:34 PM   #193
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That's a great shot on a trophy animal, and an even better write-up! I truly enjoyed the suspense from post to post; hey, it took 3 or 4 just to find out you were actually bowhunting! Way to go, Travis!

Gotta say, I was prepared to abandon this thread the moment I found out the OP wasn't hunting with a bow, but of course, that never happened. Just my own little quirk there, fellas, nothing to get excited about - nothing against guns, but when I come to TBH, I'm looking for bowkills.
glad you made the commitment to read on!
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:44 PM   #194
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Good shot and write up! Congrats!
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:23 PM   #195
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Congrats, your gonna love the taste of the meat!! By far my favorite.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:46 PM   #196
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Great narrative and nice deer!
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:45 PM   #197
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Congrats, your gonna love the taste of the meat!! By far my favorite.
definately loved it. only problem is that now i'm out. can't wait to acquire some more!
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:15 PM   #198
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Nice!! I killed a whopper at Baker 3 in May '12. It took me 3 years out there to get one but what an awesome place!

Good buck!
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:17 PM   #199
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Awesome shooting!
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:33 AM   #200
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Love this story! That is awesome, and I liked seeing Slice again! Congrats!
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