The Sullivan Exotic Hunting Ranch offers Texas Axis Deer Hunts. Our axis deer hunting property spans across five hundred acres, offering a remarkable axis deer hunting experience for enthusiasts of archery, muzzleloader, and rifle hunting. The axis deer hunting season commences on the first Saturday in October and extends through the first Saturday in November. While archery hunting is accessible throughout this period, rifle hunting exclusively begins in November, providing an excellent opportunity for those seeking to axis deer hunt during the preceding October month. For rifle hunters looking to secure an early-season harvest before the rut, Raven crossbows are available for use.
Our expansive axis deer hunting property encompasses open alfalfa fields, narrow meadows, and strategically positioned bow hunting blinds overlooking corn feeders. Archery shots are commonly taken at around thirty yards, with most corn feeders thoughtfully placed for optimal engagement. Rifle shots are typically taken from distances of up to 250 yards, aligning with the standard practice of zeroing rifles at approximately two hundred yards. For those drawn to a challenge and the possibility of encountering a majestic trophy axis deer, the alfalfa field offers shooting opportunities stretching from 400 to 500 yards.
A diverse array of food sources is readily available, including alfalfa fields, protein feeders, corn feeders, and cotton seeds; ensuring a consistent and nutritious diet for the axis deer population. Sullivan Exotic Hunting Ranch axis deer hunts cater to various preferences, featuring ground blinds designed for individuals with mobility challenges, bow hunting blinds, and 10-foot tower hunting blinds equipped with expansive windows, ideal for both archery and rifle hunting enthusiasts. During colder months, heaters ensure a comfortable and extended axis deer hunting experience, while fans provide respite during warmer periods.
Your Texas axis deer hunting trip begins with a fresh cup of coffee and delectable homemade pastries. The freedom to embark on your axis deer hunting adventure at your preferred time allows you to structure your morning according to your preferences. Guided by our experienced experts, you will be transported to your axis deer hunting stand before daybreak in a convenient side-by-side vehicle. Once dropped off, your hunting guide will return to lead you on a remarkable axis deer hunting expedition.
If we spot axis deer in the distance, depending on the locations of other hunters on the ranch, we do have the capability of dropping out of the hunting stand and making a play on them with spot and stalk tactics; but only if you are comfortable with a harvest off of a shooting stick and plenty of walking will probably be involved. Axis deer have incredibly good sight, hearing, and sense of smell, so a spot and stalk hunt is not easily accomplished, but one of the more rewarding methods to go after a trophy axis deer. Axis deer hunting times typically extend until 8:30 to 9:00 AM, with the option to extend it based on your preferences and weather conditions. Your guide will also assist in retrieving harvested game and capturing captivating field photographs.
After returning to the welcoming hunting lodge, indulge in a substantial homemade breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and biscuits. Following a brief relaxation period, axis deer hunters can opt for a safari-style ride or engage in spot-and-stalk hunting techniques. For those seeking leisure, our expansive all-turf par three golf course is at your disposal, we also offer evening golf with illuminated tee boxes. Additional recreational opportunities include bass fishing in a well-stocked pond or exploring two picturesque lakes. Lunch, though lighter in scale, is served around 1:30 PM. As the afternoon arrives, the axis deer hunt resumes, either from well-placed hunting stands or through exciting spot-and-stalk endeavors. Your guide will retrieve downed game and capture additional photographs in the field, marking the conclusion of the day's hunt.
Evening brings a satisfying dinner, an opportunity to unwind, and a chance to gather around the fire pit. For added entertainment, our axis deer hunting lodge offers night golf and boasts a dynamic game room equipped with shuffleboard, pool tables, ping pong, card poker, and a classic Pacman machine. Alternatively, guests are welcome to relax in the soothing comfort of the hot tub.
We recommend the following axis deer hunting gear for an optimal hunting experience, bring your preferred camo attire, with reputable brands such as Sitka, KUIU or Mossy Oak proving effective weather induced comfort. While snake boots remain optional, reliable hunting boots are recommended. If you plan to bring your own rifle, ensure you have two boxes of ammo, ear protection, and quality binoculars. For those who prefer not to bring their own firearm, rifle rentals and crossbow rentals are available upon reservation.
Our axis deer hunting lodge is 15,000-square-foot and offers four private king suites and four double queen suites, accommodating up to twelve hunters. Each suite boasts a king-size bed, desk, and private bathroom with a full shower. The axis deer hunting lodge emphasizes privacy, family-friendliness, and corporate retreats. Wi-Fi, phone chargers, and entertainment amenities, including Apple TV and Netflix, contribute to a comfortable stay. The axis deer hunting lodge also features a media center, game room, pool, hot tub, golf course, fishing options, archery range, full bar, and more for your leisure and enjoyment.
Prices subject to change with unstable market. Price includes: lodging, meals, drinks, golf & fishing. Gratuity for guides, skinners, & lodge staff are NOT included in hunt price.