Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-23-2021, 10:15 PM   #1
careybirdwell
Pope & Young
 
careybirdwell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Magnolia, TX
Hunt In: Melvin, TX
Default 1st Axis with a Bow

Well, I finally got an Axis with a bow. Only took me about 8 years. 8 yrs ago, I was hunting in Comfort, I would see 20-30 Axis a day but never got the in bow range. I passed many Trophy Axis Bucks and does with a rifle thinking I would easily get one with a bow.

Well, I got my chance this morning. I shot her at 7:10 am. She was slightly quartering away, so I aim back a little, aiming at my exit. Right before I released, she sort of shift making for a broadside shot but a little back. I saw my nocturnal zip through her. She took off and ran about 30yrds and then slowly walk away. She stop for a second and walked out of sight. After about 30 minutes I got down and snuck over to my arrow. I just had a few spot of blood with a lot of green. I knew I must have gut shot her. I got back into stand and set until 930 before sneaking out & making my way back to camp. Talked it over with lease mate, and we decided to give her until 12:30‐1. We snuck in and went to where I saw her dissappear. I found blood, while I was blood trailing, John was glassing. I found several good areas of blood and then we jumped her. John watched run away. We backed back out and decided to give her a few more hours. We got back to last spot at 3, with no blood trail found the way she ran. We started glassing and found her about 30 yds from we loss sight of her. So at 8hr from my shot, I had her down. Her body wasn't even stiff yet, so she must have died between 2-3. After looking, I clipped the liver and guts. The rage typan had opened her up good, but she had about 8 inches of internals hanging out. Anyway, long day, but she is in the cooler now
Attached Images
  
careybirdwell is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-23-2021, 10:19 PM   #2
Bone Thug
Pope & Young
 
Bone Thug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: San Angelo, TX
Hunt In: Texas
Default

Nice bow kill. Congrats on the Axis.
Bone Thug is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-23-2021, 10:29 PM   #3
Electrican
Pope & Young
 
Electrican's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Burleson TX
Hunt In: For a place
Default

Congrats
Electrican is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-23-2021, 10:54 PM   #4
doug
Ten Point
 
doug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Humble TX
Hunt In: Victoria
Default

Very nice!
doug is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-23-2021, 11:15 PM   #5
Bisch
Pope & Young
 
Bisch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sonora, Tx
Default

Way to go Carey! Always keep it more forward in axis. There goodies are farther forward than in a whitetail.

After living in Sonora for almost 4.5yrs, I finally got and axis doe off of my place with my longbow a couple weeks ago.

Congrats!!!

Bisch


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Bisch is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-23-2021, 11:16 PM   #6
Ruttin&Struttin
Eight Point
 
Ruttin&Struttin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: North Texas
Hunt In: North Texas, South East Texas, Hill Country
Default

Congratulations!
Ruttin&Struttin is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-23-2021, 11:18 PM   #7
Dejashoot
Pope & Young
 
Dejashoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Houston and Brazoria
Hunt In: Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Brackettville and Brazoria
Default

Congrats bud. Great freezer filler.
Dejashoot is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-23-2021, 11:50 PM   #8
Cazador
Ten Point
 
Cazador's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: El Lago, TX
Default

That’ll eat! Congrats on some fine groceries!
Cazador is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-24-2021, 12:29 AM   #9
mooney_ag
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Aledo
Hunt In: Erath & Tom Green Cty
Default

Congrats Carey. It's a feat. They are still eluding me with a bow.
mooney_ag is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-24-2021, 07:13 AM   #10
rjtkdplus
Pope & Young
 
rjtkdplus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lockhart
Hunt In: Everywhere I can
Default

Nice! Congrats!
rjtkdplus is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-24-2021, 07:13 AM   #11
gatt40
Pope & Young
 
gatt40's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas
Hunt In: San Patricio, Mountain Home & wherever
Default

Congratulations
gatt40 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-24-2021, 07:26 AM   #12
Gumbo Man
Ten Point
 
Gumbo Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Livingston Texas
Hunt In: Onalaska Texas
Default

Well done sir. Congrats
Gumbo Man is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-24-2021, 07:42 AM   #13
droebuck
Ten Point
 
droebuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Tomball
Hunt In: Llano, Montgomery
Default

Congrats Carey! Good eating right there.
droebuck is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-24-2021, 07:43 AM   #14
03GruntUSMC
Ten Point
 
03GruntUSMC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Leander
Hunt In: Texas & Colorado
Default

Congrats sir!
03GruntUSMC is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-24-2021, 07:49 AM   #15
AndyMane
Six Point
 
AndyMane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Hunt In: Sonora Tx
Default

Axis with a bow is quite the accomplishment! Them suckers are always on edge seems like.

Way to go!
AndyMane is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-24-2021, 08:00 AM   #16
Buckshot-73
Pope & Young
 
Buckshot-73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Burleson
Hunt In: Whitney and Glen Rose
Default

Congratulations Sir. Themís some good eats.

Are you gonna keepó- tan the hide ?
Buckshot-73 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-24-2021, 08:05 AM   #17
Smart
Pope & Young
 
Smart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Denton, TX
Hunt In: Tom Green County
Default

Nice bow Carey! Congrats on the axis with your bow!.
Smart is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-24-2021, 08:07 AM   #18
PYBUCK
Pope & Young
 
PYBUCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Rankin, Tx
Hunt In: Upton County
Default

Congrats on the bow kill. Most people have no clue how hard it is to kill an Axis with a bow, especially a doe. Those suckers are way more cautious than a whitetail
PYBUCK is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-24-2021, 04:48 PM   #19
careybirdwell
Pope & Young
 
careybirdwell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Magnolia, TX
Hunt In: Melvin, TX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Buckshot-73 View Post
Congratulations Sir. Themís some good eats.

Are you gonna keepó- tan the hide ?


Yes, I carefully skinned it in hope of having a nice tanned hide
careybirdwell is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-24-2021, 08:10 PM   #20
GARY
Administrator
 
GARY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Richmond, Texas
Hunt In: Lavaca, Alberta and where ever Aironeout takes me!
Default

Congratulations!
__________________
Proud member since 1999

Gary's Outdoor Highlight of 2008:



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
GARY is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-24-2021, 08:20 PM   #21
rtp
Pope & Young
 
rtp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fulshear, Texas
Hunt In: open range
Default

Congrats! That is a huge accomplishment.

Iím invited every year to go on an exotic hunt. Iím the only bow hunter in the group. The guys running the place ask me every year what I want to hunt. I always say just an axis doe. They laugh and say ok. Hasnít happened yet. Maybe like you I can finally pull it off this year!!!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
rtp is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-24-2021, 08:21 PM   #22
TexasTrophyBowhunter
Ten Point
 
TexasTrophyBowhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Antonio
Hunt In: Sutton County
Default

They are tough tonight critters!! Congrats on the doe!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
TexasTrophyBowhunter is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-24-2021, 08:22 PM   #23
DUKFVR
Pope & Young
 
DUKFVR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sorry Azz Houston & Young County
Hunt In: Young County & Anywhere A Duck Flies!
Default

Congrats!
DUKFVR is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-24-2021, 08:38 PM   #24
Briar Friar
Pope & Young
 
Briar Friar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Default

Awesome critter! Well done MrBirdwell.
Briar Friar is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-25-2021, 06:51 AM   #25
SJP51
Eight Point
 
SJP51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Nacogdoches
Hunt In: Menard, Bryan
Default

Well done! You'll always cherish that first archery kill.
SJP51 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-25-2021, 06:56 AM   #26
AntlerCollector
Pope & Young
 
AntlerCollector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Hunt In: Votaw, Del Rio, Eldorado, Bon Wier
Default

Congrats. That’s gonna make a good looking tanned hide. Oh and great table fare
AntlerCollector is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-25-2021, 07:42 AM   #27
Tony Pic
Pope & Young
 
Tony Pic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Texas and NYS
Hunt In: The Picarosas North and South, Kerrville, Mountain Home and Harper
Default

Well done. Congrats!
Tony Pic is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-25-2021, 08:51 AM   #28
Snowflake Killa
Pope & Young
 
Snowflake Killa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Shepherd
Hunt In: East Texas
Default

Congratulations

Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk
Snowflake Killa is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-25-2021, 09:57 PM   #29
Dr. Evil
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Leon Springs, Tx
Hunt In: Searching
Default

Mega Fawn!! ������
Dr. Evil is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-25-2021, 10:28 PM   #30
progolferv1
Ten Point
 
progolferv1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Frisco
Default

axis meat IMO is the best meat you can have.
progolferv1 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com