Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
TexAg83, CMaus, Duke Nuke'm, BKO, Rick Dude
62617 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 83153
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44265
BOBO the Clown 42700
bill oxner 40822
BMD 40619
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34806
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31412
facebook
Forum Stats
62617 Members
46 Forums
437805 Topics
6030580 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6614782 - 01/03/17 04:26 PM best bait for axis?
retiredrailroadguy Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/16/15
Posts: 36
Loc: garland, texas
I was chosen on a state WHITETAIL anterless/spike/exotic hunt this month. From what I have read, axis deer like alfalfa. I bought some in pellet form, along with sweet feed. Baiting is allowed on the property. Any input on what axis prefer? Also bringing corn. Thanks in advance!

Top
#6614792 - 01/03/17 04:29 PM Re: best bait for axis? [Re: retiredrailroadguy]
TexFlip Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 9973
Loc: Chambers County
alfalfa, sweat feed, chaffhaye, over ripe mangos.

Top
#6614865 - 01/03/17 05:10 PM Re: best bait for axis? [Re: retiredrailroadguy]
Erny Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 2067
Loc: Smith County
I have had them respond to corn as quick as whitetails. What state hunt did you draw?

Top
#6614871 - 01/03/17 05:12 PM Re: best bait for axis? [Re: retiredrailroadguy]
rickym Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5473
Loc: texas
You should do woth what you've got
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Grizz
Wingshooting is like sex for me - I love doing it but I'm just not that good at it.

Top
#6614876 - 01/03/17 05:14 PM Re: best bait for axis? [Re: retiredrailroadguy]
don k Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 10054
Loc: Bandera, Tx
Axis travel a lot. They are more of a herd type deer than WT. If the are around you will see them. If not? A few days of hunting in my opinion it is a hit or miss situation. What you throw out really doesn't matter. Good luck.
_________________________
http://www.ibexgoats.com/home.html

Top
#6614877 - 01/03/17 05:15 PM Re: best bait for axis? [Re: retiredrailroadguy]
TexasKC Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 2300
Loc: Houston & Lexington, Texas
I don't have any direct experience with Axis but a good friend swears he puts out alfalfa in a bale feeder and it doesn't last 24 hours. Near Kerrville.

Top
#6614888 - 01/03/17 05:24 PM Re: best bait for axis? [Re: Erny]
chital_shikari Offline
Minor in training

Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 12120
Originally Posted By: Erny
I have had them respond to corn as quick as whitetails. What state hunt did you draw?
X2
Alfalfa pellets and mangoes didn't work for me overtwo day hunt confused2

Top
#6614920 - 01/03/17 05:44 PM Re: best bait for axis? [Re: retiredrailroadguy]
retiredrailroadguy Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/16/15
Posts: 36
Loc: garland, texas
Thanks for all the replies. It is a hunt at Guadalupe River State Park near Boerne, Texas

Top
#6617041 - 01/04/17 08:29 PM Re: best bait for axis? [Re: retiredrailroadguy]
Buzzsaw Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 10300
Loc: Frisco, Texas
good luck, great, tough animals,
_________________________
"I ain't here for a long time, I'm here for a good time"
King George Strait



Top
#6617567 - 01/05/17 08:33 AM Re: best bait for axis? [Re: retiredrailroadguy]
Hgood Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 01/02/17
Posts: 19
Loc: SETexas
I have harvested several axis deer using alfalfa hay and corn at South llano state park, schrieners state park in Kerrville, and on private property. If I get an opportunity for axis deer and baiting is allowed, I would try to find some sweet alfalfa hay to put out with corn. Alfalfa has a very strong odor that seems to attract all deer.

Top



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