axisThe Axis deer is a native of India. It is also called the chital deer or spotted Indian deer.

A moderately large, spotted deer with three tines on each antler. Native to India, where it is known as the "chital," the axis deer was introduced into Texas about 1932.

In 1988, free-ranging herds were established in 27 counties of central and southern Texas. At this time, it also occurs as a confined animal on ranches in 67 other counties. Axis deer are the most abundant exotic ungulate in Texas.

These animals are gregarious and usually are found in herds ranging from a few animals to 100 or more. In each herd the leader is usually an old, experienced doe. Unlike our native deer, adult male axis deer normally are found living with herds of young and old animals of both sexes. Anatomically, axis deer are more closely allied to the North American elk than to our native deer. Like our elk, rutting male axis deer emit bugle-like bellows, and both sexes have alarm calls or barks.

We harvest our Axis bucks at maturity. All bucks harvested boast a main beam length of 30 inches or better.

Rate: Axis Buck $2,500 for the trophy / $300 per day per hunter for accommodations / $150 per additional day and a non-hunter of $200.00 per day.
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