Axis Deer for Sale
We have superior axis deer for sale at Summit Whitetails & Exotics. If you are looking to buy or puchase Axis Deer for your ranch, please read the following information about these incredible animals. Axis have been managed in Texas for many years and Summit Whitetails has managed axis with great success, thriving in our Central Texas conditions. They are very resistant to disease - one of the reasons they have flourished since being introduced. Axis are quite distinct and beautiful deer to manage, view and harvest. Axis venison is widely considered one of the most tastey of all wild game venison. It is extremely lean (less than 1% fat on average) and lacks much of the "gamey" taste this is often associated with most venison. Summit Whitetails has one of the finer herds in central Texas.
Axis Behavior and Breeding
The axis deer is a deer which originally and commonly inhabits wooded regions of Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Pakistan. The name chital (axis) comes from the Bengali word chitral, which means "spotted". Its antlers, which it sheds annually, are usually three-pronged (6 points total), curve and may extend to 2.5 feet, but non-typical 7th and 8th+ points near the bases are not uncommon. The male axis averages about 35 inches tall at the shoulder, with a total length of 67 inches. Males, at a typical weight of 100 to 200 lbs, are a somewhat larger than females, at 75 to 125 lbs. The lifespan is around 8–14 years but can approach 20 years.
Axis tend to be cautious by nature and show many similiarites to the daily activity patterns of whitetail - becoming most active around dusk and dawn. Both sexes communicate alarm calls sounding much like a high-pitched bark. Male antlers are shed and regrown annually. Antler cycles are oftern irregular depending on what time of the year they were born, with some showing hardened antlers while others are in different stages of growth. Breeding normally occurs in June and July but can occur throughout the year. Axis feed primarily on grass, but diet is supplemented with browse and sedges.