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Got the mounts back from out Oklahoma Exotic hunt..

 
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:00 PM
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Got the mounts back from out Oklahoma Exotic hunt..

Just wanted to share with you guys. Got the mounts back from our Oklahoma hunt with BJ and Lerch.



This is my Texas Dall. Took him at 820 yards with my 300 Allen Xpress. He was standing extremely quartering away and the big 240 gr entered right at his right flank and exited just inside the left shoulder exiting out of his chest. He ran 15 yards and fell over dead. It was one of the best field shots I have ever made especially considering there was a much smaller ram standing on each side of him with only around a foot of air between each of them and the ram I wanted. He has a 33" curl on both sides. Not heavy but very long for his age. Wish he would have been about three years older like my Corsican.



Here is my corsican which I took with the same rifle just minutes before I took the Texas Dall. This ram was taken at roughly 650 yards with a single shot to the lungs. THe shot was slightly high and slightly back in the longs but did the job just fine as he only ran around 30 yards and fell over. This is my largest exotic ram by a fair margin. He has legit 35" curls on each side.



This is the Axis buck I took on the same trip with the same rifle. It was not long range but he sure is pretty!!! Would not have gotten him without the help of BJ Lerch and several others as they were pushing the bush for me to get a big buck on limited time we had to hunt. When he was shot, he ranked #69 in the world SCI record books.



I personally believe there is no prettier deer on the planet but again, thats just my opinion. If I were ever to full body mount a critter it would be either a Black Buck or an Axis like this. Just no room now for a full body mount and the $$ is also pretty high. I will live very happily with a shoulder mount.

Just sharing.
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Re: Got the mounts back from out Oklahoma Exotic hunt..

i fancy myself somewhat of a connoisseur of the taxidermy arts, having spent a lot of time in a studio that belongs to one of the best. those are great looking mounts, esp the axis. looks like he did a wonderful job. congrats on some great trophies...AJ
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:27 PM
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Re: Got the mounts back from out Oklahoma Exotic hunt..

Great looking mounts Kirby. I know you've got big walls but you sure are doing your best to fill them.
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Old 02-12-2009, 06:02 PM
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Re: Got the mounts back from out Oklahoma Exotic hunt..

Nice mounts! I like how on the axis deer it's got the full side of the one shoulder. Hey, you've got no snow down there!
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:53 PM
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Nice animals! I really love those Axis deer.Where did you guys hunt at?
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very nice looking mounts.who ever did them did you a great job!!
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Re: Got the mounts back from out Oklahoma Exotic hunt..

Great looking mounts Kirby. That axis is absolutely awesome. Congrats.
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