A Really Big Axis Ram

At Warren Blesh’s, RRR Ranch, www.3rtrophyranch.com , just at dusk this past week, a hunter from Colorado, with his .243, knocked down this huge Axis Ram. The Axis Deer, axis axis, field dressed over 275 pounds and had a horn length of 30 inches. In Texas, exotic game can be hunted throughout the year and aren’t regulated by the State.

Earlier in the afternoon, the hunter had shot a couple of young Axis does and Warren told me, “The Axis were eating him out of house and home and needed thinning out”. Warren owns and runs the ranch in Mills County, Texas, a few miles south of Goldthwaite. He added “I have seen a couple of world class, 40 inchers, back in the cedars, beautiful, big animals!”