The Axis Deer is often considered the most beautiful cervid. Both male and female have striking reddish-brown coats marked by white spots arranged in undisciplined rows along their sides. Axis bucks can be in hard horn any time of the year. They grow and shed antlers on their own clock so in one herd there may be a newly shed buck, a hard horn buck and a buck in the velvet. Usual antlers are 22 to 27 inches. Find your next Axis Deer hunting adventure by browsing our Axis deer Hunting Guides and Outfitters.
Axis are said to be the most numerous and widespread of introduced deer and antelope. Axis Deer meat was judged best tasting wild game meat by the Exotic Wildlife Association. It is a mild, naturally tender red meat. It contains less than 1% fat and can be marketed as fat free. Also, a mounted trophy Axis Deer may make the perfect addition to your trophy room as a treasured memento of your Axis Deer hunting adventure.