Clyde (Grandfather), Gary (Father) and Coby (Son) in June hunted Axis on V Bharre Ranch. Clyde (from California) wanted one thing and that was to see his grandson shoot his first antlered buck. Well June 8th, late in the evening Clyde received his wish. Several Axis bucks started to approach a watering hole. After several minutes guide Brad Draughon picked out a mature buck for Coby. Coby ease his 7mm 08 out the window. Trying to control his breathing Coby steady his sights on the big bucks shoulder. “Just squeeze the trigger”, Paul (Father) says. Not that easy for a 11 year old, shaking like a leaf on a breezy day. Fire blows out the barrel and young Coby connects with his Axis. I wish I could say this is a story book ending but unfortunately after many hours of tracking and many hours with a Blue Lacey dog the Axis has yet to be found. “Not to worry Coby”, says guide Brad Draughon. “We WILL find your buck!”
Gary and Clyde both harvested beautiful Gold Medal Axis. So was the hunt a 100% success? I say yes! Anytime 3 generations can spend quality time hunting together it’s a success. And Coby……like Brad said, WE WILL FIND YOUR BUCK!