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Old 10-22-2021, 08:23 PM   #1
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Default Lease owner told me today.....

Something that kind of made me a bit giddy...



Made the trip to the lease to top off feeders, adjust cameras, check on rifle blind, etc....



As I and my 13 yr old weíre in the feed pen doing feed pen stuff, the owner comes up and started talkin.

One of the Things he said was ď did you notice the alfalfa field that I planted right in front of your camperĒ

I said ďI sure did Mr Jimmy.... itís kind of tough to miss a field 400 yards long and about 250 yards wide that is that dark, lush, beautiful green out here amongst all that limestoneĒ



He said that had planted it for his Mohair goats of all things and then he told the part that made my heart beat just a bit faster



He said ďKevin, it is your sacred and solemn duty to kill EVERY S.O.B. axis you catch in that field... day, night, night vision, spotlight...I donít care, just kill em sonĒ


The field in question

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Old 10-22-2021, 08:25 PM   #2
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So ds like a good plan.
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Old 10-22-2021, 08:26 PM   #3
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I’m very jealous of you
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Old 10-22-2021, 08:28 PM   #4
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I am a hell of a lease mate.
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Old 10-22-2021, 08:31 PM   #5
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i am a hell of a lease mate.
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Old 10-22-2021, 08:35 PM   #6
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Sweet deal
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Old 10-22-2021, 08:36 PM   #7
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Congratulations. Keep in mind that I love axis meat when you get too many.
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Old 10-22-2021, 08:36 PM   #8
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Your gonna need some help with that.
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Old 10-22-2021, 08:54 PM   #9
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I have night vision……..






……and I love axis meat………
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Old 10-22-2021, 08:56 PM   #10
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I am a hell of a lease mate.
Good stuff!
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Old 10-22-2021, 08:59 PM   #11
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That's a good problem to have
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Old 10-22-2021, 09:00 PM   #12
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That deserves a Turkey and Christmas gift.
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Old 10-22-2021, 09:00 PM   #13
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Oh heck yah! Congrats to you and your son on the assignment!
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Old 10-22-2021, 09:03 PM   #14
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Cool, you got your orders, Mr. Jimmy has spoken. Now go carry out the orders, then carry out the axis. Good luck!
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Old 10-22-2021, 09:18 PM   #15
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Better hope that he didnt mean
hogs instead of Axis
But if he was sure .....
God Blessed you my Brother
Get the fire Hot it's time to eat
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Old 10-22-2021, 09:20 PM   #16
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After thinking about it I don’t think he’s got the right to put that kind of pressure on you to clean HIS property up and be ridden of an undesirable species. You leased that property to hunt whitetail deer not do his dirty work. You should demand a full refund of your lease fees and leave his location and phone number on this thread so we can personally deal with the situation for you. People these days. Geez!!
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Old 10-22-2021, 09:21 PM   #17
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I got freezer space.

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Old 10-22-2021, 09:28 PM   #18
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WOW! What a job. Don't drop the ball.
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Old 10-22-2021, 09:30 PM   #19
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Old 10-22-2021, 10:38 PM   #20
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Sweet!
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Old 10-22-2021, 10:41 PM   #21
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Sounds like it is going to be fun.
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Old 10-22-2021, 10:48 PM   #22
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After thinking about it I donít think heís got the right to put that kind of pressure on you to clean HIS property up and be ridden of an undesirable species. You leased that property to hunt whitetail deer not do his dirty work. You should demand a full refund of your lease fees and leave his location and phone number on this thread so we can personally deal with the situation for you. People these days. Geez!!
Was scratching my head reading these first two sentences, then read your third sentence. You got me, good one Gumbo Man!
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Old 10-22-2021, 10:58 PM   #23
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Trapper gonna talk him out of it if you aren't careful. I'd delete my thread and count my blessings!
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Old 10-22-2021, 11:22 PM   #24
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What are you doing posting on here? I find you in dereliction of your sworn duty
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Old 10-22-2021, 11:33 PM   #25
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Yes sir!
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Old 10-22-2021, 11:38 PM   #26
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Good luck MrLane and Jr. I hope yall slay a mess of monsters and their harems.
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Old 10-23-2021, 01:09 AM   #27
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Awesome deal. Good luck
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Old 10-23-2021, 02:32 AM   #28
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Old 10-23-2021, 04:10 AM   #29
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It sounds like you might be busy.. But Axis are worth way more than a stinking mohair goat.. Is the place over just ran with them or what?? His hate for the axis and his logic are interesting..

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Old 10-23-2021, 08:41 AM   #30
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What a great landowner!

Good luck and my number is attached for the extra meat.
Have cooler, will travel!!

Enjoy the season


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Old 10-23-2021, 08:57 AM   #31
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Y’all got any spots open?!?!?!

Have fun with the assignment, that’s one you don’t hear about often!
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Old 10-23-2021, 09:04 AM   #32
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And how convenient that you happen to have a new toy to break in. That skinny kid that rode with you can’t handle the kick. Your better half needs an axis to go next to her buck from last year. I will let you rent ice chests. All it will cost is some axis meat.
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Old 10-23-2021, 09:56 AM   #33
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And how convenient that you happen to have a new toy to break in. That skinny kid that rode with you canít handle the kick. Your better half needs an axis to go next to her buck from last year. I will let you rent ice chests. All it will cost is some axis meat.

My better half will get her chance. I love my hunting but most times get a bigger thrill watching her and the kiddos (except Austin) do they killin.
I may have killed more axis than her but sheís killed the biggest between the 2 of us
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Old 10-23-2021, 10:07 AM   #34
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It sounds like you might be busy.. But Axis are worth way more than a stinking mohair goat.. Is the place over just ran with them or what?? His hate for the axis and his logic are interesting..
He apparently makes a ton of money off of the goats. He is very creative about his money making ways. Last year he managed to convince Jeep to pay him to let them film a commercial for Jeep on his ranch

As far as the Axis and Blackbuck he has on the place, sometimes you go up there and itís like a exotic animal breeding facility (kind of an exaggeration but not much) and thatís all you see. Then you may go a couple weeks and never see one.
He did tell me one time that in his opinion (and his is the only one that matters to him) that the great state of Texas made a big mistake ever letting exotics be brought into the state.
He has a rule that requires us members to shoot at least 2 does if we plan on getting back on next season and he has been toying with making it mandatory that we kill any exotic that we see.... not sure how he could enforce it... but heís toying with it.
This guy hates exotics like most of us despise coyotes. The only bad thing is when itís prime time to kill axis... late spring/early summer, he doesnít allow hunting

At least the exotics give something else to hunt since there is no turkey. In all my years there nobody has seen a single hog and I personally have never even heard a coyote... itís strange
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Old 10-23-2021, 10:16 AM   #35
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Cough cough. Axis day hunts. $$
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Old 10-23-2021, 10:23 AM   #36
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You lost me at goats…lol

Good luck and happy killing
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Old 10-23-2021, 10:28 AM   #37
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You shouldn’t have to carry such a burden. I’m willing to help.
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Old 10-23-2021, 10:49 AM   #38
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Sounds like a dream come true, at least for me it would be. Kendall County? How are the whitetail out there?

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Old 10-23-2021, 11:07 AM   #39
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I am a hell of a lease mate.
Lol! Holla!
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Old 10-23-2021, 11:11 AM   #40
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Sounds like a dream come true, at least for me it would be. Kendall County? How are the whitetail out there?

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Yes weíre in Kendall County. Just a bit Southeast of Kerrville

The big freeze doesnít seem to have had a great big impact. Been getting lots of pics of big fat healthies. Lots of fawns so the fawn crop seems to have been average.
Blackbuck did seem to take a hit though
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Old 10-23-2021, 11:34 AM   #41
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We were in that area in August and was shocked at how green it was.
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Old 10-23-2021, 11:53 AM   #42
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Old 10-23-2021, 12:13 PM   #43
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It sounds like you might be busy.. But Axis are worth way more than a stinking mohair goat.. Is the place over just ran with them or what?? His hate for the axis and his logic are interesting..
Ranchers around here hate axis. 4 axis will eat as much grass a day as a cow. Was told recently that Fredericksburg put a bounty on them like coyotes. Haven’t confirmed yet but it’s been discussed for a couple years now. The axis population is killing hay fields.
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Old 10-23-2021, 12:46 PM   #44
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Congrats!!! Every trip feeder filling throughout the year can also be a hunt.
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Old 10-23-2021, 01:27 PM   #45
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Ranchers around here hate axis. 4 axis will eat as much grass a day as a cow. Was told recently that Fredericksburg put a bounty on them like coyotes. Havenít confirmed yet but itís been discussed for a couple years now. The axis population is killing hay fields.
Wow that is interesting.. I hear these stories of axis over populations but have never seen it personally.. I'm actually in Fredricksburg now and have not seen one in 2 days.. Lots of scrawny whitetail though..
I love axis.. IMO they are by far the most beautiful deer species and the best eating deer species..
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Old 10-23-2021, 02:03 PM   #46
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Wow that is interesting.. I hear these stories of axis over populations but have never seen it personally.. I'm actually in Fredricksburg now and have not seen one in 2 days.. Lots of scrawny whitetail though..
I love axis.. IMO they are by far the most beautiful deer species and the best eating deer species..
Depending on where you are at in the county, youíll see more axis than you ever imagined.
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Old 10-23-2021, 03:56 PM   #47
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Good luck man that’s awesome!
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Old 10-24-2021, 11:59 AM   #48
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Donít do it, itís a trap and he is setting you up to take the fall!


Sure miss those days of being able to hunt a lease for a nominal cost that didnít create greed and a feeling of despair if you didnít kill something!
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Old 10-24-2021, 02:14 PM   #49
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