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AXIS DEER

Hunting, shooting, fishing for Axis deer

Stalking, Bowhunting, Highseat, Hunting from a Blind


Axis deer, including the lower classification species: chital, Indian hog, bawean and calamian is an exotic hunt for the serious trophy hunter.

Get a three-tined stag with a bow or rifle on a hunt offered throughout the world in a multitude of different habitats.

Axis deer are similar to fallow deer; small and spotted, but with a dorsal stripe and a white “bib” masking their throat area.

Spot and stalk tactics is one challenging way to approach axis deer; very cautious in their small groups and easily spooked.

This prized, exotic species is a perfect challenge for a developing bow hunter or someone interested in pistol, safari or hunting from a blind.

Basic Info


Scientific name: Axis axis

Size: height: 90 cm, length: 1.7 m

Weight: males 30 – 75 kg, females 25 – 45 kg 

Lifespan: 13 years

Methods: Bow hunting, Hunting from a blind, Highseat, Stalking

Continent(s): Originally Sri Lanka and south of Nepal. Now found also in North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand