Axis Deer, also known as Chital, are native to India and were first introduced to Texas around 1932. They can currently be found in over 93 counties, though most abundant on the Edwards Plateau, and are the most abundant exotic deer in Texas.
Axis deer have a reproductive cycle which may or may not be synchronized with that of other bucks; however, the height of the rut occurs in June and July with about 80% of Texas fawns born from January to Mid-April.
Axis have a bright reddish coat with white spots and white patches on their throat. Mature males weigh on average between 150- 200 pounds while females average 90-150. The antlers of the male Axis are generally 3 tined per antler and average 26" in length. Trophy Axis range from 30 to 36 inches.
Axis Buck measured out at 34 7/8" July 2018
Similar to the North American Elk, the Axis is a vocal animal giving out bellow and alarm barks. Males guarding females in oestrus make high-pitched growls and may moan during aggressive displays. Females and juveniles will bark persistently when alarmed and fawns in search of their mother often squeal.
Axis deer are also great swimmers!
Duration of Stay
4 Day / 3 Nights
What is included
Skinning and Cleaning
Walk-in Cooler for storage
Meat processing or taxidermy
Axis Buck 35"+ $4,000
under 35" $3,000
* Base price of hunt without harvest of an animal is $1000 per person ($2000 min.) *
Fee will be applied towards the price of animals.