Axis Deer Hunting

Summer is a great time to hunt Axis at Buck Valley

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We have several herds of Axis, each with numerous trophy bucks. Due to their unique antler cycle we have trophy Axis in velvet and hard antler available to hunt year round. While on your Axis hunt you’ll also see other game we have on the ranch.

While we can show you 28-32 inch Axis year round, spring to early fall is prime time for Axis trophies greater than 34 inches. In fact we’ve had several Axis larger than 35 inches taken during the spring and summer. Because the majority of hunters view fall and early winter as their primary hunting season, fall and winter Axis are more heavily hunted. Axis with hard antlers in the spring to early fall are hunted less and therefore tend to be more plentiful, older and larger.

Axis have a unique reddish-brown coloration made distinctive by a white dusting on their throats, stomachs and tails, a black strip running down their backs and life-long white spots. Bucks can weigh as much as 250 pounds and does frequently weigh a little more than 100 pounds.

Bucks possess extended barrel-shaped antlers that may reach forty inches in length with 28 to 32 inches being most common. Their antlers typically have three points on each side consisting of a main beam, a caudel tine halfway up the beam, and a brow tine. Non-typically they have additional points near the antler bases of one or both antlers.

While everyone has their own personal favorite, Axis meat is frequently cited as the best tasting wild game meat.

Indigenous to the forests and open grasslands of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka; Axis were first introduced to Texas in 1932.

A packaged hunt for Axis is available. The package includes: your Axis buck, guide services including animal cleaning and two nights of lodging. The package price is based on main beam length:

Less than 30 inches - $2,350
Less than 34 inches - $2,800
34 inches and up   -   $3,400

June 4, 2018 35 1/8 Inch Axis 33 3/4 Inch Axis in velvet May 11, 2018 May 3, 2018 May 3, 2018 May 2, 2018 Axis January 2, 2018 Axis in velvet 34 3/4 inch Axis Axis August 24, 2017 August 12, 2017 34 3/4 inch Axis August 3, 2017 27 inch Axis 29 inch Axis July 13, 2017 July 12, 2017 July 7, 2017 July 5, 2017 July 2, 2017 June 18, 2017 33 1/4 inch Axis June 2, 2017 May 22, 2017 May 1, 2017 35 7/8 inch Axis 31 3/4 inch Axis March 26, 2017 March 22, 2017 March 21, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 16, 2017 March 16, 2017 March 16, 2017 February 13, 2017 February 13, 2017 February 1, 2017 February 1, 2017 33 3/4 inch Axis in velvet January 23, 2017 Axis in velvet November 3, 2016 31 inch Axis 33 inch Axis 33 inch Axis Axis and Fallow 31 3/4 inch Axis Axis 29 1/2 inch Axis in velvet 31 inch Axis in velvet Axis Axis 34 inch Axis with extra tine 30-inch Axis Axis Axis Axis Axis Axis Axis Axis Axis Axis Axis Axis Axis Axis Axis Axis Trophy Axis Trophy Axis Axis Axis Axis Axis