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Old 06-29-2020, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default 30"+ Axis in Backyard

Just had a nice Axis pushing a doe around. Hard to let these big boys roll but only way to get them beyond 34". Watching him for about 30 minutes with a herd of about 15 and clearly one doe that is close to being ready. Reminds me a little of a bull elk in their mannerisms.

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Old 06-29-2020, 08:22 PM   #2
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Great action pics!!
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:23 PM   #3
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Heís full rut!

Awesome shots.
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:32 PM   #4
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Wow!!! That is awesome! How long you think he is?
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:35 PM   #5
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Wow!!! That is awesome! How long you think he is?

The mass measurement is worth more, so they say


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Old 06-29-2020, 08:36 PM   #6
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I was guessing about 32ish inches but I'm notorious for being 2-3" off when ground checked so I'll say 30"-31".

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Old 06-29-2020, 08:39 PM   #7
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If you are a member of Rocksprings hunter/owners site I posted a great video. Sound in background was our Frenchies going nuts. Anytime an animal enters the perimeter they go on full alert.

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Old 06-29-2020, 08:50 PM   #8
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We talkin about his up tops are his hangie dangie?
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:51 PM   #9
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He is a gold medal axis I bet !
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:52 PM   #10
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Nah, maybe silver.

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Old 06-29-2020, 08:55 PM   #11
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His lipstick is showing.
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:55 PM   #12
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With that heart shape he will go 32" easily.. Beautiful deer..
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:17 PM   #13
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With that heart shape he will go 32" easily.. Beautiful deer..
X2, the curves will fool ya. He ainít too old either. Stud of a buck.
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:20 PM   #14
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X2, the curves will fool ya. He ainít too old either. Stud of a buck.
He's a pup.. A giant in the making.
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:29 PM   #15
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Thanks for sharing
32”. Bet you could kill him with a rock he is so
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:33 PM   #16
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We've seen him almost every day in the back but never have my phone ready and he is usually just passing through. Saw him when I was out at the stand Saturday with another one about the same size. Trying to get these guys over 34"+. I have 3 that I think we can get there in next 2 years.

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Old 06-29-2020, 09:56 PM   #17
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That’s a nice Axis. Don’t think I could have let it walk.
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Old 06-29-2020, 10:17 PM   #18
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Axis are nomadic. Bust it’s ***. You can’t manage a free roaming animal unless you are in a high fence. Not sure on you acreage or setup though.
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Old 06-29-2020, 10:23 PM   #19
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True, but I consistently see same axis year after year. Neighbor has a large ranch next to me doesn't hunt the. Big ranch behind occasionally hunts them.

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Old 06-29-2020, 10:24 PM   #20
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His lipstick is showing.
Yessir....his ole sticker is peckin out! 😂😂
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Old 06-29-2020, 10:29 PM   #21
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Wow!!! That is awesome! How long you think he is?
About 4-5 inches
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Old 06-29-2020, 10:34 PM   #22
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About 4-5 inches
Not Much that I read makes me laugh aloud. This did.
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Old 06-29-2020, 10:37 PM   #23
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about 4-5 inches
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Old 06-29-2020, 10:57 PM   #24
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There are only two mass measurements per antler on axis deer.
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:55 PM   #25
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About 4-5 inches
If my wife ever gets on TBH thatís 8-10 all day long!
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Old 06-30-2020, 05:10 AM   #26
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There are only two mass measurements per antler on axis deer.
Donít believe he was referring to his antlers
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Old 06-30-2020, 05:21 AM   #27
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I'd get the shakes just watching him through binocs!
Heck of an Axis. Jeez louise what a beast.
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Old 06-30-2020, 05:53 AM   #28
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Put me in the 32Ē crowd. And good on you for letting him walk. Needs another 2-3 years.
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Old 06-30-2020, 05:55 AM   #29
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Amen!


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Old 06-30-2020, 08:25 AM   #30
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Nice deer. I watched one I have named "The Monster" chasing a doe yesterday behind my house. He'll go 36" I'm pretty sure and I've got several just like yours running around.
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:33 AM   #31
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Bad ace, he would make a killer wall pedestal
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:50 AM   #32
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Axis are nomadic. Bust itís ***. You canít manage a free roaming animal unless you are in a high fence. Not sure on you acreage or setup though.
Can't shoot him at 34" if you shot him at 32"
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