Axis Deer Hunting
Goodman Ranch has a strong, mature heard of Axis deer that we have been
managing for over fifteen years. This has enabled us to offer Trophy Class Axis deer
hunting for you. Because of the maturity of the herd, Axis hunts are very challenging,
especially with a bow or muzzleloader. We are limited on hunts for Axis because of the
natural process of when they are hard antlered. However, because of this, the Axis can be
hunted year round and we are constantly having a change in our herd of the stags that are
able to be harvested.
The Best Axis Stags
Our Axis hunts are generally a 3day/ 2night hunt which include meals, lodging,
and trophy fees, and start at $2995. This price does not include taxidermy or gratuity.
After your successful hunt we will cape, quarter, and package your meat. We can also
arrange all your taxidermy needs. Please contact us to check the status of our herd and
to see when the best time to book your hunt would be. Also, please browse through our
Photo Gallery to view the many pictures we have of these beautiful animals.
Axis deer, or sometimes called Chital deer, have been imported to the United
States from Southeast Asia, with the largest populations being in India. They are
beautifully colored deer with a red coat and white spots. The Axis stags will generally
weigh around 185 pounds and the does will weigh around 100 pounds. The Axis stags
lose their antlers according to the time of their birth. At all times of the year we will have
Axis stags with no antlers, some in velvet, & some that are hard antlered. The antlers of
the Axis stags consist of one main beam going back in a lyre pattern, with usually an eye
guard and an extra point about half way up the main beam. The hard antlered stags will
be dominant over the other stags, and will keep a herd of does with him until he loses
dominancy or loses his antlers. The meat of an Axis is 99% fat free, making it the leanest
meat of any mammal. They are also grazers like the Fallow deer and this makes the taste
of their meat very delicious.