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?
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.
Build Your Own Big Game Package! Argentina
SELECT THE ANIMALS FROM THE PRICE LIST AND BUILD YOUR OWN HUNTING PACKAGE! Every night the host will discuss the program with you for the next day. Depending on which species you are looking for, the guides will take you to different areas where the game is located. The day starts early in the morning. After a delicious breakfast is time to go hunting. We generally use four wheel drive vehicles to access the hunting areas before daylight. We do, however, have horses available for closer hunting locations or if you prefer to ride. The hunting could be a stalk or from a blind, depending on your preference and the animal targeted. At noon we take a break for lunch and a relaxing time before going back to the field. SAMPLE ITINERARY: DAY 1: Early morning arrival at Ezeiza International airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires. Meet & greet by our representative. Transfer to the domestic airport (AEP) and commercial flight to San Luis province. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. DAY 2 - 6: Five full days hunting. DAY 7: Brunch at the lodge. Transfer to local airport for commercial flight to Buenos Aires. Transfer to hotel or to Ezeiza International airport (EZE). Method of take is per hunter’s choice: rifle, bow, crossbow or handgun. IMPORTANT: Daily rate fees ($350/day) will not be charged only if the trophy fees harvested are equal to $7000 or more.
Trip duration: 3 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 31 Aug 2021
Big Game free range Argentina
We suggest 3 days to complete a successful hunt. Our assistants and guides will take you very close. The rest is up to you. We are close to Buenos Aires, which adds an excellent bonus to continue resting after a strenuous hunting trip. You can add some days also for dove hunting.
Trip duration: 1 - 5 days
Hunting season: 1 Sep 2020 31 Mar 2021
Exotics Hunt United States
We offer you the opportunity to hunt for Blackbuck Antelope, Axis Deer, and Fallow Deer. Your Exotic Package will allow you to harvest any one of these animals during your hunting adventure, letting you choose which species you would like to harvest. Your Exotic Hunt package is a semi-guided 3 day, 2 night hunting trip with food and lodging included, and a very knowledgeable staff that will take care of you and your party. You will be hunting in strategically placed hunting stands throughout the ranch. Your Exotic Hunt is an all inclusive hunt, including meals, lodging and all transportation around the ranch. Skinning and caping of your Ram is included and the meat will be quartered and frozen for your departure. We can also arrange all of your taxidermy work for you and have the final product shipped to your home. Upon booking your hunt, a packet will be emailed to you with all of the details of your hunt. We will also send driving directions, hunting schedule, all FAQ’s of the ranch, and a list of what you will want to bring for your hunting adventure!
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 1 Feb 2021 1 Feb 2022
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