Given our level of
exhaustion, and the number of axis on Mr. McCarson's
ranch, we decided to sleep in, and hunt his property for
paired into two teams. Les and Glenn would head west
from camp, and Steve and I would head north to the front
gate. Each respective team stalked their prey.
Axis are very wary animals. Steve and I saw several,
including a nice buck. On a couple of occasions, we
were able to close the gap to about 60 yards, only to get
busted by the intensely aware animals. Steve and I
were never "barked" at, but Glenn and Les got
video of a group giving them the yelp
treatment. Over and over the animals would
bark as Glenn and Les were pinned by the lead
animals. They, like us, got to within about 60
yards, only to watch the animals disappear. It was a
great morning, regardless of the outcome of our hunts!
has been an exciting and exhausting week. Rising at
4:00 a.m. and hunting hard all day in the hilly terrain of
Devil's Sinkhole hammered the four of us. We shared
some great stories, great hunts and incredible success on
our trip. Steve, Les and Glenn are a blast to hunt
with and Mr. McCarson is an excellent host. Hunting
all day and returning to one of his superb meals really
gave us the boost we needed! It was well beyond the
expectations we had when we were invited to stay with
him. Thank you very much, Bob!
those of you who don't think there are affordable
opportunities for hunting, you're just not looking hard
enough. Steve did not get drawn for this hunt, or
any other hunt, but was able to "walk on" and
nail a doe. There were five standby positions
available and Steve was the only one there to
capitalize. This was a five day hunt, if you maxed
it out, and it cost each of us $100. We all
saw plenty of game and the opportunities are there.
As of noon today, 17 hunters had bagged 10 animals, all
with archery equipment!
is our group. Seated (from Left to Right): Steve
"Legdog" Leggett, Casey Morris, Les "Texas
Turkey" Tompkins. Standing (Left to Right): Bob
McCarson, Glenn Lemke.
for following along. I hope we were able to
entertain you with our updates. I promise that each
of you would have had much more fun on this hunt, had you
been with us!! What a great week!