Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
ARQuail, timahlen, Brekby, jfive, Sanders 11B
61118 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 79382
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43940
BOBO the Clown 41392
BMD 40578
Big Orn 37484
bill oxner 34562
txshntr 34079
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30945
facebook
Forum Stats
61118 Members
46 Forums
416293 Topics
5753209 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6555836 - 11/23/16 11:48 AM Understanding Raising Axis Deer
polishpreacher Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/18/12
Posts: 81
Loc: Fredericksburg, Texas
I have a friend who bought a small herd of Axis bucks and does to put on his high fence property. He is having trouble aging the bucks and figuring out how long it takes them to get nice (more than 30") racks. Any advice from those who have been raising them for a while? I know from living in the hill country that they do not come to feeders, though they do like alfalfa and that they are grazers liking thick brush and open fields to feed in. Thanks!!!

Top
#6555933 - 11/23/16 01:06 PM Re: Understanding Raising Axis Deer [Re: polishpreacher]
don k Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 9605
Loc: Bandera, Tx
Curtis probably knows a lot more than I. But from what I have seen is. The first year they will be a spike. The second year antlers about 14" long. The 3rd year around 25" or so. 4th year getting around the 30" mark.
_________________________
http://www.ibexgoats.com/home.html

Top
#6555968 - 11/23/16 01:39 PM Re: Understanding Raising Axis Deer [Re: polishpreacher]
polishpreacher Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/18/12
Posts: 81
Loc: Fredericksburg, Texas
and to age them, is it the same criteria as for whitetail?

Top
#6556098 - 11/23/16 03:04 PM Re: Understanding Raising Axis Deer [Re: polishpreacher]
don k Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 9605
Loc: Bandera, Tx
I shoot them as spikes because they are the only ones I can still load in my old age. I quit worrying about antlers many moons ago.
_________________________
http://www.ibexgoats.com/home.html

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide