Axis Deer

Axis Deer, also known as Chital, are a species of deer native to India and Sri Lanka. They are a medium-sized deer, with males reaching a shoulder height of up to 32 inches and females reaching a shoulder height of up to 28 inches. They have a golden-brown coat with white spots, and the males have distinctive three-pronged antlers. Axis Deer are herbivorous, feeding mainly on grasses and other vegetation.

Why hunt

Axis Deer

with Craig Boddington?

Axis Deer hunts are an exciting and rewarding experience, and our outfitters offer guided hunts throughout India and Sri Lanka. With expert guidance and the right preparation, you can experience the thrill of a successful Axis Deer hunt. Click the button below to view our selection of Axis Deer hunting outfitters and start planning your next adventure!

Endorsed Outfitters that hunt

Axis Deer

5 J Ranch

Clay Johnson, of the 5 J Ranch has incorporated excellent practices into his program. The guest services, hunting opportunities and game management practices of his hunting and guest operation in Central Texas will not let you down.

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Deer, Turkey
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Desert Safaris

Hunter Ross of Desert Safaris is an extremely able young hunter and outfitter, operating primarily in the amazingly big mountains of West Texas, with some hunting in New Mexico.

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Deer, Antelope, Elk, Sheep, Oryx
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Chris Bilkey Track & Trail Safaris

Chris Bilkey and his wife, Peg, run Track and Trail Safaris as a small, personal outfit. Operating from their comfortable home on New Zealand’s South Island, they are conveniently located near several concessions that, collectively, offer the full range of New Zealand species. Chris’ specialty and first love is free-range hunting.

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Chamois, Deer, Sheep, tahr, Wapiti, Waterfowl, Boar
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South American Adventure Safaris
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South America
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Legendary Big Game and Bird Hunting Safaris in Argentina with Marcelo Sodiro. Argentina has one of the largest hunting industries on the planet, with many great outfitters. Marcelo Sodiro of South American Adventure Safaris is one of my favorites!

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Red Stag, Water Buffalo, Wild Goat, Axis Deer, Fallow Deer, Black Buck and many more.
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Kingham Safaris
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Australia
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Australia has great hunting but, honestly, in my experience most camps are a bit rough—which is perfectly okay so long as you know what you’re getting into. Bill Webster’s Kingham Safaris is a notable exception!

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Water buffalo, Banteng, Sambar, Hog deer, Javan and Moluccan Rusa, Axis deer, Fallow Deer, Red Stag
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is unique about hunting Axis Deer?

  • Axis Deer hunting offers an exotic hunting experience due to the deer's unique, beautiful spotted coat and impressive antlers. Their cautious nature and keen senses make hunting them a challenging and rewarding endeavor.

Where are the Axis Deer hunts conducted?

  • Axis Deer, native to India, have been introduced to various parts of the world. We primarily organize hunts in Texas, Hawaii, and other locations where sustainable populations have been established.

When is the best season to hunt Axis Deer?

  • Interestingly, Axis Deer can be hunted year-round as they do not have a specific rut season. However, peak activity is often observed in the warmer months.

What gear is essential for an Axis Deer hunt?

  • Essential gear includes:
  • A rifle in .243 caliber or larger, or a bow for those preferring archery.
  • Camouflage clothing adaptable to the location and weather.
  • Quality optics for spotting and stalking.

What hunting methods are effective for Axis Deer?

  • Successful methods for Axis Deer hunting often involve a combination of spotting and stalking, as well as stand hunting over feeding areas or water sources.

What can I expect from an Axis Deer trophy?

  • Mature Axis bucks can weigh up to 200 pounds, and sport antlers that can reach lengths over 30 inches. Their distinctively marked hide also makes a beautiful trophy.

Can an Axis Deer hunt be combined with other hunts?

  • Depending on the location and season, Axis Deer hunts can often be combined with hunts for other species like White Tail Deer, Feral Hog, or various bird species.

What level of fitness is required for Axis Deer hunting?

  • Axis Deer hunts can range from moderately easy to challenging, depending on the hunting method and terrain. A moderate level of fitness is usually sufficient.

What type of lodging is provided during the hunt?

  • Our accommodation options range from luxury lodges to outdoor camps, depending on the hunting location. All are designed for comfort and relaxation after a rewarding day of hunting.

What is the process after a successful Axis Deer hunt?

  • Following the hunt, our team will assist with field dressing and trophy preparation. We provide guidance on meat processing options and facilitate trophy shipping or transportation.

Are there any special regulations for Axis Deer hunting?

  • Axis Deer hunting regulations vary based on the region. We'll ensure you're informed about any specific laws or requirements for the hunt location.

What makes Axis Deer hunting challenging?

  • Axis Deer are known for their alertness and agility, which makes hunting them an exciting challenge. The deer's keen senses, coupled with their tendency to group in herds, make successful hunts a test of skill and patience.

Why choose your services for my Axis Deer hunt?

  • Our outfitters pride themselves on experienced guides, exceptional hunting areas, and commitment to ethical hunting. Our goal is to create memorable hunting experiences that balance the thrill of the hunt with respect for the animal and its habitat.

The CBEO Experience

At Craig Boddington Endorsed Outfitters, we value transparency, integrity, and the absolute best in hunting experiences. We believe that each hunt is more than just a price tag - it's a personalized journey for every hunter while we cannot list specific prices like the impersonal hunting directories out there you may have seen, we want to emphasize that we hand-pick outfitters known for their impeccable service, expert knowledge, and fair pricing. We understand that a hunt is an investment and we are committed to ensuring our clients get the best possible return - in experience, satisfaction, and the thrill of the hunt.

What Does the CBEO Endorsement Mean?
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  • Endorsement by Craig Boddington, a hunting legend with over four decades of experience in outdoor journalism, is a testament to the quality and reliability of the hunting outfitter.
  • Our boots on the ground vetting means each endorsed outfitter is ensured to offer top-notch, expert knowledge, and a high standard of animal welfare and conservation.
  • Craig's endorsement are not influenced by sponsorships or partnerships. They are solely based on Craig's honest, personal experience and assessment.
  • Craig's endorsement outfitters understand that pricing is more than just a cost - it's the value you receive from a meticulously planned and executed hunt.
Booking and Pricing:
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  • We connect you with the outfitter directly for pricing and details. This ensures a personalized service tailored to your specific needs and expectations.
  • We ensure that all pricing is fair, competitive, and representative of the top-tier service offered by our endorsed outfitters.
  • By dealing directly with the outfitter, you avoid any third-party fees or commissions.
  • We are not a booking agency and accept no commissions. This means there is NO MARKUP on your hunt.
At CBEO, we're here to guide you to the right outfitter for your next great hunt. It's about more than cost - it's about Trust, Trophy Quality, Safety, and Your Reputation.