Fall is the best time to hunt axis deer. The axis deer is a cervine animal belonging to the family Cervidae naturally found in central and southern India. In Texas the axis deer is considered an exotic species.
The axis deer is a browsers and feeds mainly on leaves shoots and fruit. During the fall axis deer will be especially attracted to fallen acorns and mast from oak trees. Other browse items include mesquite cedar and live oak leaves. Fruits such as prickly pear grapes and persimmons are also important in the fall diet of axis deer.
Axis deer are most active in the early morning and late evening hours. During the day they will bed down in areas with dense cover such as thick brush or standing timber. When hunting axis deer look for areas with fresh browse and tracks. Pay attention to wind direction as axis deer have a very keen sense of smell.
There are a few different methods that can be used to hunt axis deer. Spot and stalk is the most common and can be very effective if done correctly. Another method is to set up a ground blind or tree stand in an area where deer are known to travel. This can be a great way to get close to deer but it is important to be very scent-conscious when using this method. Another option is to use a vehicle as a mobile blind. This can be a great way to cover a lot of ground and find deer but be sure to only drive off-road in areas where it is legal to do so.
When it comes to equipment a rifle or muzzleloader is the best choice for hunting axis deer. A shotgun can be used but due to the size of the animal a shotgun slug or buckshot is not as effective as a rifle bullet. If using a rifle a caliber of .243 or larger is recommended. For muzzleloaders a .50 caliber or larger is a good choice.
When selecting a rifle or muzzleloader bullet it is important to choose one that will expand upon impact. This will help ensure a clean kill and minimize the chances of the animal suffering. A good option for a rifle bullet is a Nosler Partition or a Swift A-Frame. For a muzzleloader the Hornady Shock Wave or the Knight Disk Extreme are good choices.
It is also important to have a good quality optic on your rifle or muzzleloader. This will help you see deer at long ranges and make a more accurate shot. A good quality scope will also make it easier to see deer in low light conditions such as early morning and evening.
When hunting axis deer be sure to follow all game laws and regulations. In Texas a hunting license and a special deer tag are required. The axis deer season typically runs from October 1- January 31. Check the regulations in your specific area before heading out to hunt.
Whether you are a experienced hunter or new to the sport hunting axis deer can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors and fill your freezer. With a little planning and preparation you can increase your chances of success and have a great time while doing it.
Where does the axis deer reside?
The axis deer resides in central and southern India.
What is the axis deer’s scientific name?
The axis deer’s scientific name is Axis axis.
What is the nature of the axis deer’s coat?
The axis deer has a reddish coat with white spots.
How big is an adult axis deer?
An adult axis deer is about 3 feet tall at the shoulder and 5-6 feet long.
What is the axis deer’s diet consist of?
The axis deer is a herbivore and its diet consists of grasses leaves and fruits.
Is the axis deer a threatened or endangered species?
The axis deer is not a threatened or endangered species.
What is the average lifespan of the axis deer?
The average lifespan of the axis deer is about 10 years.
How many axis deer are there in the wild?
There are about 500000 axis deer in the wild.
What is the axis deer’s predators?
The axis deer’s predators are tigers leopards and dholes.
What is the axis deer’s habitat?
The axis deer’s habitat is dense forests.
Where do axis deer give birth?
Axis deer give birth in sheltered places in the forest.
How many axis deer are there in captivity?
There are about 5000 axis deer in captivity.
What zoos have axis deer?
The zoos that have axis deer are the Bronx Zoo the San Diego Zoo the Los Angeles Zoo and the San Francisco Zoo.
What is the purpose of having axis deer in zoos?
The purpose of having axis deer in zoos is to help preserve the species and provide educational opportunities for the public.
What is the axis deer’s conservation status?
The axis deer is not considered to be a threatened or endangered species.