My son and his big axis buc

My son and his big axis buc
My son and his big axis buc

Fishing and Hunting Southeast Texas By Capt. Bill Watkins

Late this past Friday afternoon, my son William was sitting in a nice comfortable box blind on a private ranch in central Texas. Earlier the ranch manager had dropped him off at the blind and it wasn’t that long until the action began. Several axis does began to appear at the feeder. This was a great way to start as the objective was to take a large axis buck. A couple of smaller axis bucks came out and began to push each other around in a mock battle. After a short while two large bucks came out into the opening. My William has never been one to get in a hurry to shoot. Usually when deer or hogs come out into the open to feed, they are very cautious. They don’t like to be in the open and it takes a few minutes for them to settle down and begin feeding. It is as though they know that feeders are dangerous places but the pickings are easy and very tempting. Unlike his father William always takes his time to wait for the animals to settle down and get comfortable with the situation. When he is reasonably sure that everybody that is coming to the party has arrived, he will get down to the business of setting up for the shot. This day was no exception. The ranch manager had told him that the larger axis bucks on the ranch were in the thirty to thirty-four-inch range (antler length on each side). The two late arriving bucks were qualifiers. While the two bucks were busy feeding William slid his .308 Kimber bolt action rifle out the window of the blind. He settled the crosshairs of the scope on the larger of the two bucks and waited for the perfect side shot. The big axis buck turned and offered a broadside shot. Case closed!

 

 

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