Axis Deer Hunts
Axis Deer are Texas’ most populated and popular exotic. They originate from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan.
They were described by a biologist as possibly nature’s perfect deer due to the huge antlers, beautiful hide and the best venison you can eat. They are also as challenging as any game animal in the world. Unlike other deer species in Texas, you will find axis deer with hard horns year around as they are a tropical deer and does come in estrus throughout the year. The best time to hunt them though is during the late spring through summer months. The peak of the rut is usually June and July. Our herd was started with very selective genes. You will notice our bucks are wide and have extremely long tines. Axis deer will gather in herds unlike whitetail deer and during the rut, you will nearly always find a dominate buck with them. When not rutting, axis deer rarely give you much time to look at them.
Our hunting styles vary as to method of take and time of year. Most of our guides are not only experienced hunting locally but have international hunting experience as well. We primarily hunt safari style, glassing hill sides and valleys. When they are deep in the brush, we will stalk ridges and glass. For bow hunters, it is usually a matter of sitting in our world class blinds and patience. We limit our hunting, only taking a few mature bulls per year. We are not going to hunt a bull until he has reached his maximum size. Because of our management and breeding success, Star S Ranch has record class trophy hunting.
You will be staying in our 7,000-foot Waterfall Lodge which was completed in the summer of 2014. The main lodge includes 32-foot ceilings with black walnut walls covered with trophies from around the world. A granite bar top and service area is perfect for relaxing and telling hunting stories. The back porch overlooks a water hole where it is not uncommon to see Sable Antelope, Kudu, Axis Deer, and Whitetail Deer drinking water. There are 4 casitas, each with two rooms which has three queen sized beds and an on-suite bathroom. One room, the lodge and surroundings are wheel chair accessible so all can enjoy the facilities and outdoors. Additionally, you can fly your plane into our 5,000-foot paved Star S Airport which is located in the middle of the ranch.
At Star S Ranch, you will find all the amenities needed for a Corporate Retreat, built around the wildlife and hunting loved by the avid hunter.
If you are looking for a true trophy hunting experience with quality animals, privacy, tremendous facilities, an experienced friendly staff, and among the simplest, fairest pricing in the industry, the 14,000-acre Star S Ranch should be on your short list!
Book your hunt today by calling us at (830) 285-8753 or sending us an email at email@example.com