Probably one of the most beautiful deer in the world, the Indian chital or spotted deer (cervus axis) was introduced in Argentina in the 1920s. Axis deer have very simple yet stunning antlers consisting of a main beam, a brow tine and one, or exceptionally two, shorter rear tines. Trophies are judged mostly on the overall length of the main beam. Axis deer have adapted successfully to Argentina and trophies in the 28-30 inches range are common.
In both of the ranches where we have axis deer (La Pampa and Buenos Aires) we have close to 100% success rate for hunts conducted in the months of March through June.
The same calibers used for red deer with lighter bullet points (130-150 grains), will work perfectly with axis (30-06, .270, .300 Win Mag, etc.).