End of Season Trip to Rust
Ranch with Alan Warren
With much delight, I went with Alan Warren to
the Rust Ranch on the Last day of the season. I shot two does
amongst all these beauty's. The Big 10 point is a 4 1/2 year
old 140 inch deer. Maybe next year he will let me shoot that
one. One can only dream.
Jeff Bags Big Boy
August Hunt with Lee
Lee came down at the end of
August for some Axis Hunting. This trip had us working pretty
hard and at one point I thought he would go home empty handed.
Things turned for the better on Sunday evening as the sun set.
After looking for one that I had apparently missed, we stumble
across the 31" inch old boy with a 25" inside spread. I had to
work Monday morning so Lee went to the ranch by himself. On
the way to the blind he found the smaller 28" bull chasing a cow.
The bull stopped behind a cedar bush and only exposed his antlers
and the very top of his skull. It was just enough for Lee to
place the 150 grain .300 mag in his skull. You can see in the
photos where the shot found its mark. Luckily the bulls head
did not explode preserving his trophy skull. Both bulls were
shot less than 100 yards from each other.
Matagorda 2009 with Dad and
The first hunt of the season, was Lee's best trip as well as mine.
We managed to shoot three Axis deer on the first day, then took
Janis, our exchange student for his first hunt. That morning,
we shot a small spike at first light, then Lee made a perfect stalk
on this beauty. It measured 31 1/2 inches on the right and 31
inches on the left. Later in the Day, Janis had the cross
hairs on about 4 different Axis with one of them a 26 in bull.
He was a little slow on the trigger for those spooky deer.
We'll get him one before he goes home.