Native to India, axis deer are an attractive trophy. They have a rusty orange cape and are profusely dappled with white spots. A trophy axis is usually 6+ years old, weighs 160 to 210lbs with 6 points and 28+ inch beams.
Our trophies are divided into 3 categories, which closely coincide with S.C.I. scoring. Level l: 135-145. These deer typically have 28-31 inch beams, 8-10 inch brows and 5-8 inch caudals, and are our most common trophy size. Level 2: These deer typically score in the 150’s and generally have one or two characteristics that are exceptional. For example 35 inch beams, a 30-inch spread or 14 inch brows.
We typically harvest about 5 animals in this category each year. We only harvest one or two Level 3 bucks per year and these deer score over 160 S.C.I. These deer have exceptional beams, mass, spread and tine length. Management bucks generally have a missing point, short brows or short caudals. Most axis are harvested from July to October. July and early August hunts are generally safari style and the remainder of the season they are primarily hunted from box blinds.