Where to hunt Axis Deer
Axis, or chital, deer is a native of the Indian subcontinent, and was successfully introduced to many areas outside its home range. India has banned hunting for sport since 1970s, but you can hunt Axis deer all over their new home ranges. The prime destinations include Texas, Australia, and Argentina. Uruguay is a competitive South American alternative, and those who holiday on Hawaii may include an Axis deer hunt in their holiday program as well. Also found as a non native species on a few game ranches in South Africa.
The price of an Axis deer hunt depends on whether you want just to hunt deer to fill the freezer, or to harvest a trophy-book buck. Doe, antlerless, or non-trophy hunts start at $400 or so; trophy hunting for a few days with food and lodging will set you back about $3,000-$5,000. Axis deer hunting in Australia and South America often comes as a combination hunt with other big game species such as red deer or buffalo, and the price of such packages may be well over $10,000.
When to hunt Axis Deer?
There are opportunities to hunt Axis deer year round. A peculiar feature of this deer is that the bucks don’t have any specific time for shedding antlers, so any given herd of Axis deer will contain males with fully formed antlers, antlers in velvet stage, and underdeveloped antlers. However, in Texas most bucks will rut in May-June.
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Every hunting method is applicable to Axis deer hunting, except probably calling, and that because not many people can imitate its peculiar barking mating call. Spot-and-stalk is the method most commonly employed by trophy hunters, and Axis deer are a great quarry for this method, being day grazers. Game ranches typically have stationary blinds and high seats over feeders and waterholes, for bow hunters and beginners. These blinds are usually a great place for wildlife watching, and in a good operation with high density of wildlife you’ll never have a dull moment.
Why hunt Axis Deer?
Axis deer have beautiful skins, with fawn-like spots that they keep over their lifetime, and the bucks carry long antlers, typically with three points on the side, that hunters keep as mementoes of their experience. Axis deer are said to be incapable of developing intramuscular fat, and so their flesh is literally fat-free, lean and healthy. If your freezer is empty, and you feel like deer hunting, but the deer season is far away, Axis deer is your best bet. Just don’t think it will always be easy. While with game ranches you can vary the difficulty of the hunt (and the easier kinds work great for introduction into deer hunting), a mature free-ranging Axis buck is as vary and skilled at avoiding danger as any public-land whitetail.
11 SPECIES SCI DIAMOND AWARD Argentina
We manage the best areas for Red Stag free range hunts. La Pampa argentina offers a unique combination of factors every demanding hunter wants. Plenty of game with several spot & stalks per day, excellent free range trophy quality, friendly terrain and weather and close encounters assuring non stop action for a whole week. We own and manage 2 Top class ranches in Argentina offering more than 120,000 acres of endless free range woods with several species offering the option to complete the South American Diamond grand slam. 11 big game species including Red Stag, Water Buffalo, Axis Deer, Fallow Deer, Blackbuck, Wild Boar, Eu Mouflon, Feral Goat and several Rams... challenge for all skill levels. Woody areas assure close encounters with shots in between 50-100 meters... plains areas will require longer shots up to 300 m. Tons of fun for rifle hunters and for bow hunters. Flat terrain with no special requirements nor any special physical condition. Unbeatable 7 nights South American Diamond Grand Slam Dates: March-May (excellent weeks for stags) 7 nights - 6 hunting days. All lodging and hunting services. 1 Free range Red Stag - no size limit. 1 Free range Blackbuck up to 55 SCI score class. 1 Free range Fallow Deer up to 160 SCI score class. 1 Free range Mouflon Sheep up to 110 SCI score class. 1 Free range Water Buffalo up to 75 SCI score class. 1 Free range Axis deer up to 105 SCI score class. 1 Free range wild boar no limit in size. 1 Free range feral goat no limit in size. 1 Free range Dorset sheep no limit in size. 1 free range Scottish black face sheep no limit in size. 1 Free range four horned ram no limit in size. 1 x 1 Hunting Guide. Reg Price per hunter: $23,690 Special Price per hunter: $19,990 Dates: March 5th - 12th, 2021, 6 spaces. April 9th - 16th, 2021, 3 spaces. April 23th - 30th, 2021, 6 spaces. Pus May - June options , 3-7 spaces.
Trip duration: 7 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 31 Aug 2021
Deer & Exotics Hunt United States
This is an all-inclusive offer for a 3 days hunt, 2 nights lodging and trophies of your choice. Your Texas hunt takes place on our private ranches, located in an extremely high density, animal rich part of the Hill country loaded with multiple species of free range exotics and trophy whitetail deer. We are a fully licensed and insured hunting outfitter specializing in low fence guided Texas archery and rifle hunting for whitetail deer, axis deer, sika deer, blackbuck antelope, fallow deer, Rio Grande turkey, and several sheep species. We also offer many other exotic hunts to complete your Texas year round hunting adventure.
Trip duration: 3 - 4 days
Hunting season: 1 Apr 2017 31 Dec 2023
Ranch Trophy Whitetail and Exotics Hunt United States
The ranch offers Texas deer hunting packages for a variety of free ranging game including Whitetail deer. The ranch offers Texas deer hunting packages for a variety of free ranging game including Whitetail deer, Axis deer, Black Buck antelope, wild hogs and Rio Grande turkey. Texas deer hunting packages for super trophy animals is available in portions of the ranch under high fence including trophy whitetail deer and exotics such as Axis, Fallow, Blackbuck, Red stag, Ram (Aoudad, Corsican, Black Hawaiian, Barbados), Scimitar Horned Oryx, Gemsbok, Sika deer, wild boar and Others. There is significant game across both the low and high fence areas of the ranch providing excellent opportunities for every hunter. Ranch daily fee (includes lodging and kitchen, transportation on ranch, walk in cooler and access to rifle/bow blinds and feeders) 125$ per hunter and $50 Per non hunting guest. Optional meals $50 Meals and snacks per day per person. All white tail hunts and select exotic hunts require a guide and the guide will determine the animal for harvest (trophy, management or cull) Guide Fee's: $100 per day per guided hunt includes skinning and quartering of game Minimum $500 cost per hunter regardless of trophy fee's
Trip duration: 2 - 7 days
Hunting season: 1 May 2020 28 Feb 2022
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