Hunting Axis Deer

Hunting Axis Deer In South Africa

About the Species

The Chital (or cheetal) deer (Axis axis), also known as the spotted deer or Axis Deer is a deer which commonly inhabits wooded regions of Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and most of India. It is the most common deer species in Indian forests. Its coat is reddish fawn, marked with white spots, and its lower parts (stomach areas) are white.

About the Hunt

Axis Deer can be hunted year-round with the optimum months being May - August. This is the peak of their breeding season and approximately 70% of the bucks will be in hard antler at this time, allowing the greatest opportunity at a true Trophy Axis Buck.


They live in dense forests, forested valleys and also prefer open grasslands, savannas, and plantations.

Shoulder Height:  29 - 39 inches

Weight:  150 - 250 pounds

Horn Length:  30 inches

Hunting Axis Deer In South Africa
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