Axis Deer Hunting

Summer is a great time to hunt Axis at Buck Valley Ranch

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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 caudal 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 - $2,700
Less than 34 inches - $3,700
Less than 36 inches - $4.200
36 inches and up   -   $5,200

February 13, 2024 February 8, 2024 February 6, 2024 28 inch Axis buck February 1, 2024 31 inch Axis buck in velvet January 25,2024 November 14, 2023 October 31, 2023 October 25, 2023 October 2, 2023 September 29, 2023 September 27, 2023 September 16, 2023 32 inch Axis buck 27 inch Axis buck June 29, 2023 June 29, 2023 June 21, 2023 June 17, 2023 June 14, 2023 30 inch Axis buck 30 inch Axis buck May 31, 2023 May 2, 2023 May 2, 2023 April 25, 2023 April 24, 2023 April 22, 2023 April 6, 2023 March 28, 2023 March 28, 2023 March 28, 2023 March 28, 2023 March 14, 2023 March 13, 2023 Axis buck in velvet February 27, 2023 February 25, 2023 27 inch Axis buck in velvet 29 1/4 inch Axis buck in velvet 30 inch Axis buck August 6, 2022 August 6, 2022 August 4, 2022 August 4, 2022 August 1, 2022 July 16, 2022 July 1, 2022 32 1/2 inch Axis buck 32 inch Axis buck Axis buck in velvet 36 inch Axis buck Axis buck in velvet Axis buck in velvet Axis buck 24 4/8 inch Axis buck September 6, 2021 September 4, 2021 September 2, 2021 July 14, 2021 33 3/8 inch Axis buck 31 3/4 inch Axis buck 29 3/4 inch Axis buck May 24, 2021 32 3/4 inch Axis buck March 26, 2021 March 6, 2021 33 inch Axis buck 32 inch Axis buck Axis in velvet Axis Cull Buck Axis Buck 30 inch Axis Buck 31 1/2 inch Axis Buck 32 1/2 inch Axis Buck 32 1/2 inch Axis Buck 31 inch Axis Buck July 20, 2020 July 18, 2020 32 inch Axis Buck 31 inch Axis Buck June 29, 2020 June 15, 2020 32 inch Axis Buck June 3, 2020 June 3, 2020 May 31, 2020 May 28, 2020 May 27, 2020 May 26, 2020 May 23, 2020 May 19, 2020 April 18, 2020 April 17, 2020 April 17, 2020 March 31, 2020 February 23, 2020 February 23, 2020 17 inch Axis Buck 35 inch Axis Buck October 9, 2019 33 inch Axis Buck 32 inch and 28 inch Axis Bucks August 13, 2019 August 4, 2019 July 3, 2019 35 June 17, 2019 June 10, 2019 May 29, 2019 May 18, 2019 May 12, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 2, 2019 May 2, 2019 May 1, 2019 April 21, 2019 Axis Cull Buck 32 Inch Axis 33 Inch Axis 30 Inch Axis 30 Inch Axis 32 Inch Axis 24 Inch Axis 32 Inch Axis 30 Inch Axis 33 Inch Axis 33 Inch Axis 29 Inch Axis 35 1/8 Inch Axis 33 3/4 Inch Axis in velvet Axis Axis in velvet 34 3/4 inch Axis Axis 34 3/4 inch Axis 27 inch Axis 29 inch Axis 33 1/4 inch Axis 35 7/8 inch Axis 31 3/4 inch Axis 33 3/4 inch Axis in velvet Axis in velvet 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