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Old 01-12-2020, 11:56 PM   #1
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I've had this lease for 3 seasons now. We have a ton of whitetail, plenty of hogs, we had a trailcam series with an elk in it...and we see axis. None of us have had an opportunity at a spotted deer but that changed tonight.

My son and I ventured out for a last shot at does or spikes. We decided to hunt the spot where we see axis the most hoping to improve our odds. Given Dane took a really nice buck in October on this place, we agreed ol' Dad would get a crack at the deer first.

The feeder went off at 4:34 and by 4:37 we had axis all around us. I was contemplating shooting a doe over the smaller buck that was there, when a bigger buck strolled into my shooting lane. I couldn't help myself. I've never shot an axis or any exotic and I decided to take the opportunity. With the buck at 14 yards, I settled the pin and tripped the release. Home run! There was little doubt as we watched the buck sprint, sputter, stumble and vanish from our sight. I was fairly confident that I heard him go down.

We decided to end the hunt early and see what we could find for a blood trail. Surprisingly, the trail was a bit sparse and hard to follow. What wasn't hard to follow were the tracks the buck left in the rain-softened dirt as he fled along a trail. After about 5 minutes of tracking/searching, Dane pointed to the dead buck beside a cedar.

We quickly loaded the buck and headed for a good spot to take LDPs.

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The video is not a major production or anything, just a good ol' fashioned kill shot with slow-mo. I hope you enjoy.

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Old 01-12-2020, 11:57 PM   #2
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:01 AM   #3
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Congrats & Nice Shot
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:14 AM   #4
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Great shot! Congratulations
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:15 AM   #5
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Nice, congrats
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:23 AM   #6
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:24 AM   #7
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:28 AM   #8
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:36 AM   #9
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You are on a roll! Congratulations!
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Old 01-13-2020, 03:49 AM   #10
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Awesome kill, congrats!
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Old 01-13-2020, 05:54 AM   #11
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That is great, congrats!
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Old 01-13-2020, 05:58 AM   #12
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Old 01-13-2020, 06:03 AM   #13
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Old 01-13-2020, 07:10 AM   #14
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Perfect shot....Congrats!!!

That is a really cool LDP.
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Old 01-13-2020, 07:30 AM   #15
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I like it. Congratulation.
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Old 01-13-2020, 07:31 AM   #16
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Freaking awesome Casey congrats on a great axis!


Sierracharlie out…
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Old 01-13-2020, 07:31 AM   #17
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Nice buck congrats
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Old 01-13-2020, 07:33 AM   #18
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Great shot and some dang fine eating!
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Old 01-13-2020, 07:33 AM   #19
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Old 01-13-2020, 07:39 AM   #20
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Congrats! Well done. They sure are regal critters.
It really gets the blood pumping when you see those big white antlers bouncing over the top of the cedars
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:03 AM   #21
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Great job.

I love how he gets in position, you draw and bust him. I swear if it was me he would have turned soon as I drew and I would have been stuck forever waiting lol.

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Old 01-13-2020, 08:19 AM   #22
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Awesome, cool buck!
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:26 AM   #23
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That ol boy read the script. Congrats Mr. Casey.

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Old 01-13-2020, 08:29 AM   #24
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:31 AM   #25
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That's a great pic!! Congratulations!

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Old 01-13-2020, 08:31 AM   #26
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:41 AM   #27
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:00 AM   #28
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Congrats and wow the body on that guy.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:01 AM   #29
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:10 AM   #30
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Well done, amigo Casey!
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:28 AM   #31
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Very cool. Congrats. And great video as well.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:35 AM   #32
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:36 AM   #33
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awesome ! congrats
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:43 AM   #34
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:47 AM   #35
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This a dumb question maybs but what camera do you film with?
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:06 AM   #36
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This guy certainly marched right on in, didn't he? I got ready when he first appeared so it all fell into place!

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Panasonic HDC-TM300 that I bought in 2008. It has been a great camera. I hope you're asking because you like the footage.
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:09 AM   #37
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Fantastic. congrats.
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:17 AM   #38
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Awesome! Good shot!!
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:20 AM   #39
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This guy certainly marched right on in, didn't he? I got ready when he first appeared so it all fell into place!



Panasonic HDC-TM300 that I bought in 2008. It has been a great camera. I hope you're asking because you like the footage.
I do like it a lot. I love these lil kill shot clips. They’re crisp, clear and seem like editing is fairly easy? Good work
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:24 AM   #40
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I do like it a lot. I love these lil kill shot clips. They’re crisp, clear and seem like editing is fairly easy? Good work
I spent very little time putting this one together as opposed to the 8 point I shot a couple weeks ago. Some call for a nice production, some call for something simple. I tend to get less footage when I'm hunting with my kids. While hunting alone, I have time to kill and need to keep myself calm. Grabbing extra footage sure makes the 30+ minute waiting period go by more quickly.
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:03 AM   #41
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Nice shot Casey! That's about as perfect a hit as it gets. Have to admit though, my first thought was but for the feeder (heard a good thud), you'd likely have gotten 2 with one shot! that doe was right behind him!
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:06 AM   #42
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Perfectly placed shot!
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:08 AM   #43
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:17 AM   #44
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Great shot! Sure wish a few of those spotted deer would make their way to our place in Blanco county
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:26 AM   #45
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Nice shot Casey! That's about as perfect a hit as it gets. Have to admit though, my first thought was but for the feeder (heard a good thud), you'd likely have gotten 2 with one shot! that doe was right behind him!
From camera perspective it appears so. However, there were no deer behind him from my angle, camera left. Regardless, the arrow buried up at the base of that cactus behind and left of feeder. So, that arrow did what it wanted to after exiting.
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:28 AM   #46
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Awesome, and on camera too. Congrats!
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:29 AM   #47
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Too cool! Congrats Casey!
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:48 AM   #48
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From camera perspective it appears so. However, there were no deer behind him from my angle, camera left. Regardless, the arrow buried up at the base of that cactus behind and left of feeder. So, that arrow did what it wanted to after exiting.




You doing a shoulder mount or Euro? That's a very pretty cape too!!
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:55 AM   #49
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You doing a shoulder mount or Euro? That's a very pretty cape too!!
Euro and tanned hide. I'll hold out for bigger now! Hopefully a shoulder mount is in my future.

Here is a pic where the arrow ended up. You can see the nock in the red circle. Heck of an angle out of that deer.

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Old 01-13-2020, 12:00 PM   #50
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