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.
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.
Hunting methods All hunting methods (9)
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? All hunts (45)
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.
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
Big Game Hunt in Argentina Argentina
Our ranch was stablished in a location of the Argentinian Pampas where the ongoing study and monitoring of species ensures guests the most prized trophies in Big Game hunting Argentina, but with the most careful consideration of nature and the healthy practice of the sport. The variety of game, the aggressiveness of some species and the cunning of others, require the hunter to sharpen his dexterity, ingenuity, patience and good aim in order to obtain his trophy. Please inquire for available dates!
Trip duration: 3 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 1 Aug 2021
Australian Trophy Hunt Australia
We have the best free-range and estate hunting anywhere in Australia. Hunt Australia from the top of the Great Dividing Range, to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef to the wilderness of the tropical outback. Our team has the knowledge, skills and experience to give you a first rate and hassle-free hunt. It’s one thing to hunt Australia. It’s another to hunt the best Australia has to offer. We have consistently produced the biggest trophies in Australia! Kingham’s lightly timbered rolling hills and moderate climate are ideally suited to all the Australian deer and is the breeding ground of the world’s largest rusa, plus 11 other species including sambar, hog deer, buffalo, moluccan rusa, axis, red stag, fallow and blackbuck antelope.
Trip duration: 4 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 31 Aug 2021
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