Axis Hunting

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Axis Hunting

Originally from India, axis deer have found refuge in the rolling limestone hills, juniper choked valleys, and Live Oak mottes that make up the Texas Hill Country. With their beautiful spotted hides, elk-like vocalizations, superb table fare, and opportunity to hunt them year round the 15,000 axis deer state-wide make ample opportunities for off season hunters.

The majority of our axis hunts take place during the main portion of the rut, mid May through August, when most mature bucks are hard horned and calling all hours of the day. These hunts are a mixture of spot and stalk, glassing, and calling as we generally do not hunt from blinds but can upon request. We like to set up these hunts 2×1 fully guided as there are generally multiple bucks per group. Typically shots are 100-300 yards but can be further given the circumstance. Be prepared to walk in uneven and rocky terrain with temperatures often exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Snake gaiters or snake boots are recommended for these hunts.

These hunts are fully guided, ranch house lodging and home style meals all included. These hunts are 3 days, one half day upon arrival, 2 full days and 1 half day upon departing.

Bucks with 30” plus main beams, brow tines, and caudal tines are to be expected as trophies.


Axis Hunting GEAR LIST

  • Good leather boots that can withstand cactus and sharp rocks
  • Solid back packs that can hold personal items and water
  • Durable warm weather clothing
  • Light Jacket (warmer clothing will need to be warn for winter hunts)
  • Rain Gear
  • Larger Caliber gun recommend .243 or larger
  • Personal Optics (spotting scope and binoculars)
  • Outdoor Edge changeable blade knives
  • Depending on location a sleeping bag will be necessary
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Snake Gators
  • Shooting Sticks
  • Head Lamp
  • One large ice chest for meat and cape

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(210) 367-5661