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#6614782 - 01/03/17 04:26 PM best bait for axis?
retiredrailroadguy Offline
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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!

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#6614792 - 01/03/17 04:29 PM Re: best bait for axis? [Re: retiredrailroadguy]
TexFlip Offline
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Registered: 08/18/12
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Loc: Chambers County
alfalfa, sweat feed, chaffhaye, over ripe mangos.

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#6614865 - 01/03/17 05:10 PM Re: best bait for axis? [Re: retiredrailroadguy]
Erny Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
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Loc: Smith County
I have had them respond to corn as quick as whitetails. What state hunt did you draw?

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#6614871 - 01/03/17 05:12 PM Re: best bait for axis? [Re: retiredrailroadguy]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
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Loc: texas
You should do woth what you've got
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#6614876 - 01/03/17 05:14 PM Re: best bait for axis? [Re: retiredrailroadguy]
don k Offline
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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.
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#6614877 - 01/03/17 05:15 PM Re: best bait for axis? [Re: retiredrailroadguy]
TexasKC Offline
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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.

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#6614888 - 01/03/17 05:24 PM Re: best bait for axis? [Re: Erny]
chital_shikari Offline
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Originally Posted By: Erny
I have had them respond to corn as quick as whitetails. What state hunt did you draw?
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Alfalfa pellets and mangoes didn't work for me overtwo day hunt confused2

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

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#6617041 - 01/04/17 08:29 PM Re: best bait for axis? [Re: retiredrailroadguy]
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good luck, great, tough animals,
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#6617567 - 01/05/17 08:33 AM Re: best bait for axis? [Re: retiredrailroadguy]
Hgood Offline
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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.

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