Weight: 66-250 pounds
Axis Hunting Season: Year round
Cotton Mesa Ranch Population: 200+ available all year long
The Cotton Mesa trophy axis buck hunt delivers an exciting challenge with a fantastic reward! This hunt is a great option for those searching for a challenging hunt that is well worth your hard work. Axis deer require careful stalking and honed hunting skills due to their sharp vision and excellent hearing. They move in wary herds, so you’ll have to have a fast shot and be prepared to handle heavy brush cover in order to take down these amazingly fast and elusive trophies. While axis can be hunted year-round, summer hunting is definitely the best time of year for axis deer hunts in Texas. Summer hunting is so successful because from May to August, axis are in the peak of their breeding season, so about 70% of the bucks will be in hard antler. If you’re looking for a true trophy axis buck, this time frame is your best bet.
Cotton Mesa is known for our healthy axis populations, so if you’re ready to bag the trophy of a lifetime, coming our way is the right call. For more information on our Exotic Axis Deer Hunts in Texas, contact us (903) 654-3416! If you’d like more information about our axis hunting prices, check out our Axis Deer Hunting Packages which typically start at $400 per day. The average axis deer hunt cost is around $6000.
The pursuit of axis deer in Texas is a thrilling adventure that beckons hunters from around the world. The axis deer is highly prized for their striking appearance and the exhilarating challenge that their hunt brings. They are also known as “chital” from their homeland of India, or “spotted deer,” and their delicious venison is unrivaled.
Axis were introduced to Texas in the 1930s and have since become one of the most popular hunts in the state. Axis deer can weigh up to 250 pounds and reach a height of about 40 inches. They are prized for their reddish brown spotted coat and their three-tined antlers.
There are various methods that can be used to successfully hunt axis deer.
Spot and Stalk: This is one of the most common methods for hunting axis deer, using binoculars or spotting scopes to locate the axis deer from a distance to prevent alarming these wary herds. Then you’ll plan a stalk to get within shooting range. When you begin stalking, it’ll be vital to use the terrain and cover, as well as get the wind direction in your advantage. The only way to get axis deer in your sights is to approach silently and slowly.
Blinds: Hiding in cover is often the best approach for hunting these elusive deer. As with any trophy worth waiting for, be prepared for patience for them to come within range. It’ll be critical to minimize noise and use scent control measures to reduce the chances of detection. The most successful axis hunts at Cotton Mesa are those from blinds around watering holes.
Calling: While axis deer can be lured using calls, this method requires skill and experience. The best solution for this is to work with a skilled pro team like those at Cotton Mesa for calling axis deer.
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Thank you Kevin and Robert for allowing me to have a weekend that I will remember for forever. Shooting my first deer with my brother in law and father in law is an experience that I will cherish! Thank yo
Thank you all for the great food great fun and two great whitetail bucks. We had an amazing time and the ranch has it all. I had the best experience hunting I have ever had. I am working on next years trip already. Robert you have a great staff and place.
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