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Clampy 11-10-2014 09:55 AM

Hill Country Hunt
 
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Had a good 2 days in junction Texas
Got a good axis and my best deer to date on this property.
It's only a small plot 80 -90 acres
surrounded by hunting leases. These deer in the hill country just don't get big nice racks but 150lb deer is big.
Most deer don't get much of chance to get too big and a lot get hit by cars.
He ain't the biggest but it was a cool set up. Nice spot and stalk in a creek bottom dropped like a rock.

CajunSaint 11-10-2014 10:22 AM

Very NICE!!!!
We used to hunt in Kingsland. We would fill the freezer up out there!

fishinpox 11-10-2014 09:50 PM

I love it out there

Fishmaster19 11-10-2014 09:57 PM

Nice deer Clampy! Hopefully I'll get out to our place outside of uvalde this year.

mr crab 11-11-2014 07:45 AM

That's whackin & stackin. Yall laid em down

BassYakR 11-11-2014 07:58 AM

Good hunt bro

Clampy 11-11-2014 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Fishmaster19 (Post 728353)
Nice deer Clampy! Hopefully I'll get out to our place outside of uvalde this year.

They got some free range axis in Uvalde also right ??

Fishmaster19 11-11-2014 08:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Clampy (Post 728378)
They got some free range axis in Uvalde also right ??


I don't know about in uvalde but our place is north of uvalde in the hill country. I think we have more axis then white tails.

latravcha 11-11-2014 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Clampy (Post 728378)
They got some free range axis in Uvalde also right ??

Lots of free range axis in the uvalde area


Nice deer and axis

Montauk17 11-11-2014 09:49 AM

Nothing wrong with that!

fishinpox 11-11-2014 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Clampy (Post 728378)
They got some free range axis in Uvalde also right ??

tons! i hunted there a few months ago and it was crazy the amount of free ranging axis and aoudad, corsican rams

fishinpox 11-11-2014 09:00 PM

im hunting 30 min sw of Uvalde in jan

bgizzle 11-11-2014 09:38 PM

Good deer man! Even better story of how it came together... Hope them axis play nicer after thanksgiving. Can't believe you didn't see more that you did.


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swamp snorkler 11-12-2014 07:06 AM

Are Axis native to the area?

If not does that mean you can hunt them year round?

Clampy 11-12-2014 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by swamp snorkler (Post 728518)
Are Axis native to the area?

If not does that mean you can hunt them year round?

They are not native and considered invasive. You can hunt them year around and spot light them on your own property.

specktator 11-12-2014 09:57 AM

Hill Country Hunt
 
Nice axis. I killed a big one a few years ago in Sonora on my uncle's place. I just got in the lease with him this year mainly for the spring turkey hunting. Covered with turkeys. Place just doesn't hold really BIG whitetails. Guess cause of the hill country. Plenty of bucks just nothing really bigger than 110-120". Maybe they are just shooting too many young ones. I got a better chance of shooting a 130+" buck at my place in St Francisville during the rut without having to make that 10 hour ride. I might make one trip this deer season. The exotics are what make it exciting to hunt.

Clampy 11-12-2014 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by specktator (Post 728535)
Nice axis. I killed a big one a few years ago in Sonora on my uncle's place. I just got in the lease with him this year mainly for the spring turkey hunting. Covered with turkeys. Place just doesn't hold really BIG whitetails. Guess cause of the hill country. Plenty of bucks just nothing really bigger than 110-120". Maybe they are just shooting too many young ones. I got a better chance of shooting a 130+" buck at my place in St Francisville during the rut without having to make that 10 hour ride. I might make one trip this deer season. The exotics are what make it exciting to hunt.

Yeah they just don't get big over there. Gotta feed heavy protein to get them big. You will get big wide racks tall tines but just no mass what so ever.
This axis was a baby compared to the one I shot when I was 19.
36.5" tall
23" inside
Didn't weigh it but was prolly 220ish.
I will post a pic of the mount this eve.

specktator 11-12-2014 11:04 AM

Hill Country Hunt
 
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Dang 36.5" is a beast. Mine was only 30" but was the most massive axis I've ever seen. Shot him out the back of that pickup in the back ground at about 400 yards in May 2011.
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Clampy 11-12-2014 11:16 AM

I wish my 36 had mass anywhere close to that. Damn fine buck.

Clampy 11-12-2014 07:14 PM

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Doesn't do it any justice.
The wife won't let me hang it till we get a bigger place and it can be far away from her.

fishinpox 11-12-2014 11:07 PM

Did you see any aoudad?

bgizzle 11-13-2014 12:34 AM

We've never seen any out there. I wish !


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Clampy 11-13-2014 07:31 AM

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Originally Posted by fishinpox (Post 728658)
Did you see any aoudad?

I'm sure they are around but I don't know how good they are at jumping fences. Maybe on a bigger plot of land we would see a couple.

fishinpox 11-13-2014 08:10 AM

Yeah they normally free range farther west , but we saw some good ones around uvalde on a -/+ 20,000 acre pc of property that connects to a 30,000 acre property .

specktator 11-13-2014 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Clampy (Post 728604)
Doesn't do it any justice.
The wife won't let me hang it till we get a bigger place and it can be far away from her.

LOL my cousin's wife won't let him hang anything in his house either. He shot a big axis on same place last year and talked her into letting him hang that one. He's still got a 7 pound trout in his freezer he caught with me from probably 5 years ago that I told him to let go if he wasn't gonna mount it. And he never did cause she wouldn't let him put it in the house.

fishinpox 11-14-2014 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by specktator (Post 728732)
LOL my cousin's wife won't let him hang anything in his house either. He shot a big axis on same place last year and talked her into letting him hang that one. He's still got a 7 pound trout in his freezer he caught with me from probably 5 years ago that I told him to let go if he wasn't gonna mount it. And he never did cause she wouldn't let him put it in the house.

Mine only let me hang 1 ( white fallow deer ) it goes with her "decor" lol. All my stuff is on a plane coming from africa as we speak . I'm gonna have to store it all at my office until we build a new house with a trophy room


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