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Old 04-01-2009, 08:48 PM   #1
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It's just over a month before the axis quest starts again. We've got 8 weeks this year. Hopefully more of the axis will be completely out of velvet. I've been spending time going through my DVD's, capturing pics. Thought I'd post pics of some deer that made it through our hunt last year. Give the guys something to look forward to, especially the new guys.

There were a lot of bucks. Some off the RADAR last year my grow enough to get our attention. Some might not have made it due to neighbors, natural mortality, or getting killed before they shed. I'll just post pics of some candidates that should be super this year with any growth at all.

Here's one that I'll be looking for right off the bat. He has the longest Caddles of the deer that I saw. Similar to the deer I killed last year, but probably 15 to 20 inches bigger.

I call him LC. Grest brows and Long Caddles (LC)
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:50 PM   #2
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Can't wait to follow the quest again this year Doc!
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:51 PM   #3
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It is going to be a good time just reading all of the write ups this year

Please keep those pictures coming
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:59 PM   #4
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I'm green with envy.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:00 PM   #5
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This rascal I called Curly Cue. I probably should have taken him as my second deer, but I was on the trail of Skid Mark and once I lock on, it's hard to change. I let several good ones walk the same way. CC is bladed a lot like the five deuce. Great brows with the little curl on the end of the right one. I had him under 20 yards a lot. Anxious to see what he does this year.

Mailman loves this deer.

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Old 04-01-2009, 09:04 PM   #6
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I can't wait for this hunt.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:22 PM   #7
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Looking forward to it Doc.

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Old 04-01-2009, 09:23 PM   #8
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This is the first buck that I really had a chance to kill last year. He was free of all velvet earlier than most. I passed him quite a few times. I know. I'm crazy. Bobby passed him the first time he hunted also. Then he said he'd kill him the next time he came in. Mailman will kill him first time he comes out and he and I will probably sit on that spot waiting for him.

Long beams. Decent spread and mass. Average points. But, BOY does he look good when he comes in. I call him Pentagon from the shape of the five dots on his left side.

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Old 04-01-2009, 09:26 PM   #9
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Great looking bucks,best of luck to ya TD.

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Old 04-01-2009, 09:33 PM   #10
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This buck is another one high on my list. Probably should have shot him instead of Skid Mark, but again I was on a mission. I call him One-Eyed Jack. His left eye looks to be gone. He's good about everywhere. Really similar to LC. Maybe wider. Maybe a little heavier. TInes may be a little shorter. Great buck. Got my heart going.

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Old 04-01-2009, 09:38 PM   #11
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So how do you get in on this hunt? lol
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:53 PM   #12
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Wow! Thats all I have to say!Nice Bucks all of them believe me if I was to get close enough to any of these deer i'm shooting!Good Luck to ya'll!
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:56 PM   #13
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one of my favorite threads on bowhunter is td's axis hunt threads....

ever....

cant wait for this years installment....
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:58 PM   #14
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Oh, how I love them axis ... ya'll got any freaks?
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:08 PM   #15
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John, you should have shot one eyed jack. I remembered watching the video in camp. I can't believe you passed him. I hope he is still around.

Mike and I are pumped!
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:10 PM   #16
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I think they all need one more year! If you can't make up your mind, just call me and there will be one less to think about. {said with tongue on floor}
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:41 AM   #17
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Here's an 8 pt. I was ready to kill this one for my first axis. He never turned broadside. He later moved to my left and gave me a near 30 yard shot, but I don't shoot over 20 anymore.

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Old 04-02-2009, 06:50 AM   #18
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awsome looks cool
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:11 AM   #19
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Man I am ready for the real Quest to start. Keep it comin Doc.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:20 AM   #20
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Awesome bucks Doc. Good luck to y'all this year.
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:09 AM   #21
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Great looking deer. Good luck.
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:15 AM   #22
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Very nice bucks!
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:16 AM   #23
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oh man your pictures are really getting me pumped about my axis hunt in June. Hope you put two of these guys on the ground this year just like last year. I like LC and Curly Cue
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:28 AM   #24
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Dang it Doc,

Every time you start one of these threads my left index finger get real itchy, I love them spots. Good Luck!!
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:33 AM   #25
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great looking bucks!! good luck!!!
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:06 AM   #26
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Looking forward to following along with the over-the-top coverage! I'm heading out on the 18th to our place in Kimble to prepare for a May or June run at an axis or two myself! Should be fun!!!
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:10 AM   #27
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:14 AM   #28
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Sucks to be you Man oh man...what a selection.
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:16 AM   #29
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I Agree, he is way cool
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:25 AM   #30
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Wow! Way cool. looking forward to this.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:10 AM   #31
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Doc, I will echo what most have said about looking forward to this thread. Your threads are always the best and the Axis thread is hard to beat.

Keep us all posted.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:43 AM   #32
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Wow! What great looking Axis bucks! Good luck to you and I look forward to more.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:47 AM   #33
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So how do you get in on this hunt? lol
X2- awesome axis, good luck
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:57 AM   #34
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Hey John, you really are the Hemingway of these threads and I cannot wait to follow your adventures here. Let me know which weekend hunt will turn into our C.E. course! Brian.
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:00 PM   #35
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It is not what ya know but who ya know
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:09 PM   #36
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I want one.
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:21 PM   #37
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Doc, I would shoot the big 8. He has one of the longest Brows I have seen on a deer. that thing is huge....
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:18 PM   #38
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He lived in the corner last year. Only came in that one morning. Believe it or not, there's another one back there that's an 8 that's BIGGER! There were 2 8's and a 7. I couldn't believe he ate as long as he did and wouldn't turn broadside. I plan on putting my non double bull blind back in the same cedar thicket. This year, I plan on putting a pole feeder back there so they'll have corn every day, even when I'm not there.

Here's another good looking buck. He is WEAK in Caddles, but dang he's got long beams and great brows. I call him SCLB.

You know, looking back over my DVD's and pics, I think I was an idiot...several times over. LOL

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Old 04-02-2009, 07:20 PM   #39
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Looking forward to the updates on the hunt. Should be some big ol' axis hittin' the dirt!
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:26 PM   #40
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Here's one I called the Freak. Wierd looking. Non matching sides. His right beam looks pretty long. Kind of pencil horned, I considered shooting him because he has character and is unique. I just couldn't bring myself to do it, not after passing all the big bucks that I had already passed. He's a 7 pt. His beams head back off his head and then go up, I think he has pretty good beams.

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Old 04-05-2009, 02:57 PM   #41
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Here's the deer that Krivoman is hot for. I took these pics from camp while I was cleaning my second axis. As you can see, he was just stripping velvet. I imagine he'll be later than most coming out again. Will Mitch be able to pass all those other hosses he sees to wait on this one? Will he just take him in velvet? Will the deer come back bigger and better? Did he survive? These are but a few of the questions that will be answered in this year's axis quest. (Does that sound like Terry Drury?)

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Old 04-05-2009, 03:51 PM   #42
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Doc, all this stage set-ns got me worked up . Whats your start date?
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Old 04-05-2009, 04:06 PM   #43
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May 23rd. Right after turkey season. I don't know how many will be out of velvet then, but I bet the Pentagon buck will be. He was in hard horn the first weekend last year and had some color to his horns. So, he'd been out for awhile.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:56 AM   #44
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I am ready to get after it... Should be a good time.
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:32 AM   #45
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May that's just mean in a way, those animals look fantastic! Some day I'm going to chase those suckers ... some day....
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