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Old 11-09-2021, 11:48 PM   #1
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Default It took me 5 years, but I finally got it done!

Well, a big part of the reason we moved to Sonora was because of the amount of free range axis deer in this area. When I moved here, I was sure I was gonna be killing axis deer left and right. Well, that sure didn’t materialize! There are axis around me, and I see them/get pics of them every now and then. When I have gotten pics and tried to hunt them, they have always either not shown at all, or come in from downwind and peg me. I have not been able to take one in the last 5 years of living here………..

Until today!

I’ve actually had a couple of good bucks come around over those years. I could have shot 2 different really nice axis bucks with a rifle, but I’d just as soon pass on them as shoot them with a gun.

I am a bowhunter!!!!!!!

I checked my cameras a couple days ago, and there were a few axis hanging around at 2 different stands. I hunted one this morning. I didn’t see any axis, but did see a beautiful young 13pt whitetail buck that had my heart thumping a bit. I actually came to full draw in him at 12yds, but all I could think about was how good he would be if he somehow could make it to next year. I let down and watched him for about an hour.

This afternoon I decided to try the other stand where I had seen axis pics. I had a nice blackbuck ram come in, but he just isn’t big enough to get shot yet, so I just watched him doing his thing dogging a doe. I also saw a bunch of whitetail. About 4 different does, a couple fawns, a little spike, and nice up and comer 9pt.

As it started getting late, I was telling myself that the axis deer were just too smart for me! It was about 15 minutes after sunset when I noticed the first axis doe coming in……….from straight upwind too! Another doe followed closely behind the first one. I knew I only had a few minutes before it would be too dark to see, but I was ready! After a few minutes, one of the does finally worked her way into a good position at about 12.5yds. I drew back, hit anchor, and the arrow was on its way. The arrow hit her hard, and I did not get a passthru. I could make out the arrow sticking out of her as she bolted out of there. My initial impression was that it was too high, which is really bad on axis deer. Anyway, I decided to get out while all the critters were cleared out of there, and go back to the house and eat supper. After the shot I looked at my phone; it was 6:12pm. Sunset was 5:49. I literally had just minutes before it was gonna be too dark to shoot!

As I was walking back to the house down the main road, I looked to my left and saw something I funny about 100yds out in a clearing. I thought “there is no way that is my deer, but I have to look just in case”. As I got closer, I was super pleased to see it was my deer!!!!! I decided to skip all the waiting and get my dog Zeke to let him track her since I had not walked the track at all.

I took Zeke back to the stand where I had shot her. I put him on the first blood which was only a few feet from where she had been standing when I shot her. He took off pulling hard and covered the hundred or so yards to the dead deer in less than a minute! He earned deer meat treats tonight!!!!!




Anyway, sorry for the long drawn out story over a doe, but I’m about as excited over this deer as any I can remember in recent history! Hopefully there will be more in the future, and hopefully a decent buck one of these days!

Here’s the pic of the deer I’ve been waiting for for almost 5 years:






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Old 11-10-2021, 12:46 AM   #2
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That'll work. Nice shooting man. Congratulations !!
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Old 11-10-2021, 12:59 AM   #3
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Awesome job Bisch. Gonna be good eating

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Old 11-10-2021, 01:12 AM   #4
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Awesome! Great write up and shooting! Just out curiosity how big is your place??
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Old 11-10-2021, 01:21 AM   #5
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Great eating !
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Old 11-10-2021, 04:01 AM   #6
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Good deal! Congrats! I respect the persistence with the bow, but hard to let those good eats walk when in rifle range!
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Old 11-10-2021, 04:36 AM   #7
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Old 11-10-2021, 05:41 AM   #8
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Congrats Bisch!
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Old 11-10-2021, 06:00 AM   #9
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Old 11-10-2021, 06:38 AM   #10
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Well done!
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Old 11-10-2021, 06:38 AM   #11
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Fantastic and I love it when a plan falls into place!
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Old 11-10-2021, 06:57 AM   #12
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Ya earned it Congrats
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Old 11-10-2021, 07:18 AM   #13
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Congrats Bisch! Such a good feeling when all the plans, time, and waiting pay off!
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Old 11-10-2021, 07:23 AM   #14
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Way to go Bisch!
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Old 11-10-2021, 07:23 AM   #15
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Well done!!
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Old 11-10-2021, 07:24 AM   #16
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Nicely done Bisch! Congratulatuions!!
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Old 11-10-2021, 07:45 AM   #17
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Congrats Bisch!!
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Old 11-10-2021, 07:50 AM   #18
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Congrats! Definitely no easy feat! Send her hide in for a rug so you can always have a reminder of the memory!
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Old 11-10-2021, 07:52 AM   #19
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Congrats! It’s always fun to get some variety
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Old 11-10-2021, 07:52 AM   #20
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Awesome! Great write up and shooting! Just out curiosity how big is your place??

Only 122ac.

Not as big as I’d like, but bigger than I ever thought I’d own, so I’m tickled pink with it!

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Old 11-10-2021, 07:54 AM   #21
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Congrats Bisch on your long waited axis doe. Sounds like you will have some nice animals in the next few years for passing on them while they are young.

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Old 11-10-2021, 08:04 AM   #22
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That is awesome!!!! Man, you are killer with that stick and string. Very impressive.

Big congrats on the Axis…
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Old 11-10-2021, 08:11 AM   #23
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Congrats sir!
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Old 11-10-2021, 08:28 AM   #24
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Congratulations Bisch on getting your Axis.
Great feeling for sure. Gonna be some good eat’n!
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Old 11-10-2021, 08:35 AM   #25
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Old 11-10-2021, 08:43 AM   #26
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Congrats on your Axis!! Great story and I applaud your determination and staying true to the archery tackle!
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Old 11-10-2021, 08:56 AM   #27
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Congratulations bud. There is something special about taking a first animal off a property you've worked hard to purchase, improve and enjoy.
To the first of many more.

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Old 11-10-2021, 08:56 AM   #28
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Old 11-10-2021, 09:01 AM   #29
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Congratulations Bisch! And Zeke too!

Just curious, where did you hit her?
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Old 11-10-2021, 09:02 AM   #30
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Congrats Jerry ! Nice write up also.
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Old 11-10-2021, 09:48 AM   #31
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Congratulations Bisch! And Zeke too!

Just curious, where did you hit her?

Even after I found her, the hit looked high, but when I quartered he up, it was a solid double lung shot. It was a bit higher than I was aiming. As close as it was to dark, I have no clue if if I just missed a little high or if she moved in the shot, or a combination of the two???

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Old 11-10-2021, 10:15 AM   #32
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Congrats Bisch that’s a beautiful deer!
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Old 11-10-2021, 10:20 AM   #33
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some really good food there! congratulations!
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Old 11-10-2021, 10:23 AM   #34
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Congratulations. So far, axis have been my nemesis, as well.
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Old 11-10-2021, 10:24 AM   #35
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Way to go Bisch. Axis are some spooky critters. You did good!
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Old 11-10-2021, 10:31 AM   #36
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Buck or doe no matter! She is your trophy ! Congratulations
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Old 11-10-2021, 10:36 AM   #37
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Love the dog work too
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Old 11-10-2021, 11:04 AM   #38
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Awesome critter Bisch! Well done Zeke!
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Old 11-10-2021, 11:10 AM   #39
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Awesome Bisch! Congrats.
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Old 11-10-2021, 11:17 AM   #40
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There you go!
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Old 11-10-2021, 11:31 AM   #41
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Congratulations Bisch!
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Old 11-10-2021, 11:52 AM   #42
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Congrats!!
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Old 11-10-2021, 12:55 PM   #43
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I love axis deer! Congrats
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Old 11-10-2021, 01:33 PM   #44
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Congratulations, a trophy for sure!


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Old 11-10-2021, 01:35 PM   #45
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Congrats on the Axis. They make for some mighty fine groceries.


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Old 11-10-2021, 01:36 PM   #46
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Nice work! I know the camera angle is adding to it but she looks like she has a #2 washtub for a head!
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Old 11-10-2021, 06:19 PM   #47
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congrats Bisch
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Old 11-10-2021, 07:44 PM   #48
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Congratulations Bisch, and on your own place, very nice!!


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Old 11-10-2021, 08:20 PM   #49
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Nice
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Old 11-10-2021, 08:21 PM   #50
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