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Old 10-08-2018, 10:43 AM   #1
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The morning started out typical with us running late and scrambling to get everything together. Got jewellhuntress up and moving and took her to her stand then drove all the way across the ranch to my spot. Parked the buggy and I was off bow in hand. Started into my spot with roughly a 400 yard walk. I had intended to go in with no light as this was my first morning hunt in this location, but the wind mill made an spooky creak and I got to thinking about snakes and quickly fumbled for a light. Finally made it to the tripod and got set. Absolutely awesome morning with a thunderstorm in the distance and sun coming up through the clouds. When the feeder through at first gray light I was concerned nothing was there. Did I spook em getting in, is the wind wrong scratching my head and overthinking everything I heard corn crunching. A scrub 6 point had slipped in on me. Then it got real, I caught movement out of the corner of my eye. A group of 4 axis were coming to the feeder though they were still a 100 yards out I could see horns coming thru the mesquite. I reached for my binoculars and quickly identified him as mature and left it at that. Then heís on the back side of the feeder forrrreeeevvvveeerrr. I mean at least 15 seconds. Turning towards me heís working around and starting to get broad side. I honestly donít remember drawing back but I settled my pin and touched one off. My rage trypan followed by a nocturnal nock disappeared right behind his shoulder with a good whack. He ran out of sight but I knew it was a good shot. I thanked the lord and texted my wife, dad and a couple buddies then started the grueling count down. I hate waiting, but I didnít wanna push him by going after him too quick. So I waited a solid 30 minutes before I couldnít stand it anymore and got down to look for blood. Blood trail was awesome for the first 100 feet and then it turned spotty on me in the tall grass and cactus. Doubt started to creep in. Was the shot maybe a little high? Why was there not more blood? I took off in the direction I thought he went and couldnít find anything my mind is reeling at this point but I made my self go back to last blood and thatís when I found more blood. Iíll bet there was 30 yards where I found no blood but then the blood trail picked back up. Walking slowly only finding specs of blood then I came across a 12Ē puddle where he had stopped and I knew he couldnít be far. When stepped around the next bush there he was piled up. Huge flood of emotions over took me joy relief and so many more. I had tracked him almost 200 yards. This ol boy was tough. When I gutted him I had double lunged him and cut the top of his heart. He should have been dead in 50í. Then I went to get my ranger and the work started. Pretty tough to load mature axis buck by your self but I got it done and was headed in. Went to pick up my wife and load a whitetail doe that she killed and back to camp we went. It was a hunt Iíll never forget.


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Old 10-08-2018, 10:46 AM   #2
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Outstanding, congrats!
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:48 AM   #3
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:50 AM   #4
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:55 AM   #5
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Nice buck!
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:56 AM   #6
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Awesome, congrats!!!
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:57 AM   #7
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:17 AM   #8
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:24 AM   #9
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Nice job Brandon.Some fine eating right there. You two doubled up!
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:25 AM   #10
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:28 AM   #11
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You gave that old man a story he deserved. Great hunt!


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Old 10-08-2018, 11:33 AM   #12
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Sweet! Congrats
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:44 AM   #13
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Old 10-08-2018, 12:05 PM   #14
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Well done on both. Congrats to you and the Mrs!
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Old 10-08-2018, 12:10 PM   #15
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Thats incredible that you hit lungs and heart and he still went that far. I would never have imagined that. Great read and congrats on the harvest!
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Old 10-08-2018, 12:11 PM   #16
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Old 10-08-2018, 03:03 PM   #17
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Old 10-08-2018, 03:06 PM   #18
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Old 10-08-2018, 03:10 PM   #19
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Congrats again!

And I wouldn't have believed he hit both lungs and clipped the heart after hearing how far he ran but I saw it with my own 2 eyes. He was a tough old guy.
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Old 10-08-2018, 03:17 PM   #20
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Super awesome for both of you, congrats!!
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:19 PM   #21
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Nice buck
Best eating of all the deer IMHO
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:20 PM   #22
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Nice deer. Congrats!


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Old 10-08-2018, 09:29 PM   #23
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Congratulations to both of you.
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:42 PM   #24
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:03 PM   #25
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Congrats brandon. Yall are getting it done at the new place

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Old 10-08-2018, 11:32 PM   #26
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Heck of a morning. Congrats to both of you!


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Old 10-08-2018, 11:46 PM   #27
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That is indeed an old, old warrior right there. Congrats.
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:48 AM   #28
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Good one there! That's on my list of animals to take down! Cant wait for my opportunity
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:03 AM   #29
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Nice Axis!!!!

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Old 10-09-2018, 07:10 AM   #30
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:15 AM   #31
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Congrats to both of you.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:21 AM   #32
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Congrats to you both!!
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:15 AM   #33
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Awesome! Congrats!
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:02 AM   #34
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:17 AM   #35
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Congrats! This is a dream of mine! Can’t imagine how happy you must be!
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Old 10-09-2018, 02:02 PM   #36
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:22 PM   #37
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Beautiful cape... Congrats

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Old 10-09-2018, 09:26 PM   #38
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Congrats! Well done

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Old 10-09-2018, 10:28 PM   #39
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Awesome ! Congratulations !!


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Old 10-09-2018, 10:42 PM   #40
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Nice one! Congrats!
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:47 PM   #41
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Nice job on both critters! And superb tablefare.
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:11 PM   #42
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Nice!
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:33 PM   #43
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Great write up. I was getting pumped reading it!
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:24 AM   #44
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Thanks guys. 2 days latter and Iím still smiling over this one.


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Old 10-10-2018, 07:47 AM   #45
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Awesome kill
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:58 AM   #46
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Fantastic
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:52 PM   #47
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Dang good axis!!!
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Old 10-10-2018, 01:15 PM   #48
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Wow, he was a warrior. Congratulations!
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Old 10-10-2018, 01:41 PM   #49
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Very nice congrats!
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:24 PM   #50
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