Axis Deer Hunt

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Texas Hunt Lodge will show you plenty of Trophy Axis Bucks before you even take a shot. The largest Axis Deer in the World are taken from Kerr County. We Hunt only Big Axis Deer year round as there are no seasonal restrictions on hunting the Axis Deer in Texas.

We are very successful in hunting Big Trophy Axis. When hunting Axis Deer, you may hunt Spot and Stalk, with a Bow, Rifle Hunting, Black Powder, Handgun, or we may take you Safari Style as well as hunting from a Blind. We can accommodate hunters of any age and experience level, as well as hunters which have physical disabilities or may be confined to a wheelchair.

Our average Trophy Axis has main beams in the 30-32 inch range. We currently have a few and very rare 8-point Non Typical Trophy Axis Deer as well as some in the 35+ inch range that are sold as "Record Axis Deer". Our "Record Axis Deer" can only be taken in Kerr County, and we have produced some of the biggest Axis Deer in the world recently. Many of these deer will break TGR and SCI Records this year.

From May through the end of September is the best time of year to hunt Axis as 90% of our Big Axis Bucks will be hard-horned and not broken up.

Axis Deer Trophy Fees

  • Record Axis Deer (Gold Medal): $4,250
  • Trophy Axis Deer (Averages 30 inches): $3,000
  • Axis Cull Buck: $1,500
  • Axis Doe: $650

Trophy Fee is in addition to $250 per day which covers All-Inclusive Hunt Package.

Non-hunting guests may accompany the hunter for an additional $100 per day which covers lodging, meals and amenities as well.

Texas Hunt Lodge harvests Top 10 Axis Deer on a yearly basis. Every year Texas Hunt Lodge takes numerous Gold Medal Axis and Trophy Axis. In that mix there are always World Record Class Axis. 

The Axis Deer is considered to be the most beautiful of deer, with a bright reddish coat marked with rows of white spots.  Introduced to Texas in the 1930s from the Indian subcontinent, the Axis deer now resides in over 45 counties around Texas.  Its antlers, which it sheds annually, are usually three-pronged and curve in a lyre shape.  Antlers are most often in the 20" range. Antlers in the 30" range are considered excellent trophies, and if they reach 36" they are exceptional Axis Trophy Deer. The world record occurred in India and is 41".  Males can weigh up to 200 lbs and females around 120. 

You will generally see Axis female deer traveling with their offspring in small herds, but occasionally there will be a heard of Axis male Deer wandering together.  This breed is usually out during the day, with their greatest activity just hours after dawn and before sunset.  Another feature of axis is that, being a tropical deer, they do not follow a seasonal rut. Axis Bucks can be found in hard horn and in velvet at the same time any time in the year, which also means that fawning can occur in any month.

There are no restrictions on hunting the Axis Deer in Texas, which makes it a suitable trophy year round.  The meat is also tasty and does not have the strong gamey flavor that venison most often has.  Axis meat is also 99.8% fat free - making it the leanest meat of any mammal, and in our expert opinion, the best venison in the world.                                        

Gallery

Below are some of the trophies taken from our Axis Deer hunts over the years.

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