5 Axis Deer Hunting Tips
Use these 5 axis deer hunting tips to bag an exotic animal. Axis deer are considered exotics because they are not native to the United States. Axis deer were brought here from Asia. You can hunt axis deer in Texas, Florida and Hawaii. Axis deer are beautiful creatures that frequent low forests and plains. They are extremely swift runners and can swim well, too.
- Hide your scent. Avoid any scented colognes, deodorants or hair products. Rub your boots in some animal dung to camouflage your scent or use hunting products made to cover human scent. Be aware of which way the breeze is blowing. Try to stay downwind of your prey.
- Be very quiet. Do not talk, step heavily or make noise with your equipment. Noise scares away axis deer.
- Listen carefully for the bellowing of males. Follow the sounds to stalk your prey.
- Use binoculars and look low for a deer's legs or a bedded deer under a tree.
- Focus before shooting. Concentrate on a chosen spot when taking a shot at an axis deer. The white spots against dark brown fur help you aim.
Congratulations on getting your axis deer! An axis can give you a fine chase, being faster than an indigenous deer, so it’s no small feat to bag one. Whether you shot it with a bow or a rifle, it took skillful hunting to catch one. Not only do the heads and antlers make an impressive trophy, but some say the lean meat of an axis deer is the best tasting of all venison.