Bowhunting Axis Deer in Argentina
Axis deer is also known as the chital deer, spotted deer or Ganges deer. It is a native of India and Sri Lanka and introduced into Argentina in the early 20th century. They are relatively small bodied at 120-150 lbs.; carry 3x3 antlers and have distinctive white spots. Most hunters agree that they make a very attractive mount. The Axis deer does not have a fixed rut period. They rut year round with the variations due to climate and therefore it is not uncommon to see bucks with both hard horn and velvet during the same bowhunt.