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Wide Open Spaces “Shot of the Week”

Shot of the Week – Texas Axis Deer hunting

Our latest installment of the “Shot of the Week” comes from our home state of Texas, where the beautiful Axis Deer has made a push as one of the most sought after specimens hunting can provide.

Subtle differences between the Axis and the more common whitetails and mules in appearance and behavior add some diversity to hunting in the South, and the “Shot of the Week” proves it.


Sent in by Wide Open Spaces follower Lauren Morgan, the video below shares the moments before the kill shot, in which Lauren and her uncle wait for the perfect opportunity. We’ll excuse the shaky camera, since videography takes a backseat to hunting skills in our minds. Plus, we dare you to hold a camera perfectly still while a rifle is shot mere feet away from your ear…


Location: Morgan Creek Ranch in Ben Wheeler, Texas

Game: 6-point Axis Deer

Weapon: Smith and Wesson 7mm Mag with a 4 x 12 x 50 mm Swarovski scope

Ammo: 140 gr Barnes TSX bullet

Interesting Fact: Lauren is a law student about to graduate, but while her mind is on school, she still hopes to get into a deer blind sometime before finals start this year.

If you’ve captured footage of your hunt and would like to submit it as a potential Wide Open Spaces “Shot of the Week,” send the link or raw video to [email protected] Include the phrase “Shot of the Week” in the subject line, and your video could be featured on

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