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Old 10-14-2017, 10:27 PM   #1
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A coworker, a customer and myself booked an axis hunt this weekend just NE of Comfort.

This place is beautiful: an 80 acre high fenced ranch with all the amenities a hunter would want.

Got settled in this morning for my second hunt after last night. Realized the blind was in the wrong place and needed to be higher in elevation (this was a new spot). I moved it up and had eyes on probably 1/3 of this whole ranch. Saw a herd of 25+ axis twice but couldn't get a good shot. Enjoyed seeing them and watching the big buck in the herd.

This evening, I got settled in with a 6 pack and my .30-06 and within 30 minutes I had 5 does up high with me. Took the first shot I could get and centerpunched her right in the pump station.

The remaining does ran down the hill in front of me so I hollered at them, lined one up and CLICK... a missfire.

Happy to have my first axis ever. Never even tried the meat before. Skinned the hide off so that I can get it tanned. Looking for another in the morning.

Great jump start to a slow season so far.
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Old 10-14-2017, 10:29 PM   #2
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Congrats! Meat is great and that hide sure is purdy!


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Old 10-14-2017, 10:33 PM   #3
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Sweet, congrats! Fine eating there.
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Old 10-14-2017, 10:44 PM   #4
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Roughing it this weekend...
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Old 10-14-2017, 10:47 PM   #5
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Pretty crummy place...
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Old 10-14-2017, 10:51 PM   #6
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Congrats!!! Looks like a real nice place!
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Old 10-14-2017, 10:51 PM   #7
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Congrats!!! Looks like a real nice place!
Thanks, it is. Found it thanks to TBH.
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Old 10-14-2017, 10:57 PM   #8
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Congrats on the axis; good luck the rest of the weekend! Looks like a great place!
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:23 AM   #9
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I know that ranch!
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:28 AM   #10
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Sorry you had to stay in such a dump. Congrats on the awesome table fare. That hide will look great too.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:33 AM   #11
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Very cool, congratulations
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Old 10-15-2017, 07:48 AM   #12
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Good luck on getting another one. I'd like some info on this place please
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Old 10-15-2017, 07:56 AM   #13
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Congrats thatís gonna be some great eating!


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Old 10-15-2017, 10:03 AM   #14
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Just got number two! The herd was running full speed so I let out a yell and they stopped on a dime. Perfect shot at 135 yards.
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:03 AM   #15
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Awesome congrats. That's some good eating
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:35 AM   #16
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:14 AM   #17
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:20 AM   #18
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:30 AM   #19
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Congrats! Did you skin and field dress yourself? Definitely tougher than whitetail ain't it
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:34 AM   #20
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Old 10-15-2017, 12:29 PM   #21
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Old 10-15-2017, 12:33 PM   #22
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Old 10-15-2017, 12:59 PM   #23
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Old 10-15-2017, 01:01 PM   #24
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I see lots of good eats in your near future!...congrats buddy
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Old 10-15-2017, 01:36 PM   #25
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Old 10-15-2017, 01:38 PM   #26
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Congrats on your axis!
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Old 10-15-2017, 03:34 PM   #27
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Good job and good eaten
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Old 10-15-2017, 04:08 PM   #28
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Congrats! Did you skin and field dress yourself? Definitely tougher than whitetail ain't it
I did all the cleaning this weekend on 5 axis and took 4 capes. I think they are easier to skin to be honest. The hide came off pretty easily but then again that havalon makes all skinning easy.

The 3 of us came back with a load!
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Old 10-15-2017, 04:11 PM   #29
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Congrats! Some good eating there for sure.
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Old 10-15-2017, 04:38 PM   #30
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Old 10-19-2017, 07:03 PM   #31
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Best wild game steak I've ever had
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