Few know more about the Axis deer than Skyler Watkins. Our years of hunting, tracking, listening, watching, and ultimately harvesting the spotted ghost will make the difference in your success on this elusive species.
About our Texas Axis Deer Hunts
Tired of eating the same old whitetail? Interested in harvesting the tastiest deer species in the world? Join BWGS on one of our Texas Axis deer hunts. Axis deer hunting is not an easy task however, no matter if you are going for trophy bucks or even the does. Axis hunts in Texas are by far the most sought after adventures in the exotic hunting industry and nobody has more success than BWGS.
How Do We Hunt Axis Deer
All of our Texas Axis Hunts are conducted by 3 ways. We will either hunt from a blind, perfrom a spot and stalk method, or use the utv to glass and try safari style. All of our properties consistently produce fantastic representations of the Axis deer species. Our pricing differences are solely based on landowner charges and quality of lodging facilities. None of our hunts are on a pay per inch or size pay scale. On any axis hunt you book with Black Water, we will do our best to put you on whatever buck makes your dreams come true.
We start all of our hunts with a noon day 1 meeting, sight in the rifles, and take a trip around the ranch to allow you to get a feel of your new surroundings. During our short drive we will usually spot a few axis bucks and allow you to get a decent size reference to ensure we are all on the same page about what we are after.
After a quick break and snack the real hunting will begin. Your guide will come up with the best plan possible for harvesting a trophy buck. We have a few articles for your reading enjoyment to help you see what type of hunting you might be doing depending on what time of year you are hunting with us CLICK HERE for the velvet info.
After the afternoon and morning hunts we will always return to the lodge for a home cooked meal and fellowship around the table or campfire. Upon killing your Axis buck, your guide will assist in pictures, caping, cleaning, quartering and getting your trophy on ice. On this hunt your only responsibility is to be safe, shoot straight, and have fun, we will take care of the rest.
A History of Axis Deer Hunts Success
We run upwards of 100 Texas Axis deer hunts each year and our clients continue to harvest trophy after trophy. Our success for 2018 has been phenomenal and we are averaging a consistent 32-33" with our largest being over 36" this season.
The beauty of hunting Axis deer with BWGS is that we have 3 separate herds and do not have to play by the "rut" rule that most outfitters will try to trick you into. Sure, axis have a heavier rut in the summer months but don't be conned into believing that June-August is the best if not only months to harvest a monster Axis buck. The reasoning you will hear this from outfitters is usually one of two scenarios. Either they don't have "winter" bucks, meaning that their axis herd is only hard horned during the summer months; Or they are trying to offset their earnings by focusing on whitetail during the winter while hoping to market people into hunting Axis deer during the summer.
BWGS has both summer and winter Axis hunts in Texas. We leave the choice up to you as to what part of the year you would like to hunt. The winter gives you a better opportunity at harvesting a trophy axis buck over bait while the summer months give you a better opportunity at harvesting a trophy axis buck who has let his guard down while chasing doe. Both seasons have proved to provide great quality axis deer. The main determining factor when booking your Texas Axis deer hunt with BWGS is; Do you want to hunt in the cold or the heat?
Texas Axis Deer Hunting Prices
The pricing structure for our Texas Axis deer hunts is very easy to follow.
$250 per person per day provides your lodging, meals, guide, transportation on the ranch and game care.
- High Fence Trophy Axis Deer Rocksprings, Texas - $2750 fee after harvest
- High Fence Trophy Axis Deer Carta Valley, Texas - $2500 fee after harvest
- High Fence Trophy Axis Deer Fredericksburg, Texas - $3000 fee after harvest
- High Fence Trophy Axis Deer Bandera, Texas - $3000 fee after harvest
- High Fence Trophy Axis Deer Breckenridge, Texas - $4500 total hunt package with lodging and meals included
- Free Range Trophy Axis Deer - $3500 fee after harvest - *Limited Availability*
- Axis Does - $600 fee after harvest
Carta Valley Ranch Video
Spring Branch Video
Rocksprings Ranch Video