Like whitetails, axis deer are very wary, jumpy animals…and they’re tough to hunt. In the United States (mostly Texas and Hawaii), axis deer are considered exotic game animals, so regulations are loose, or even non-existent, and the season never closes.

Since they rut year-round, you don’t have to worry about when you hunt them, making them the perfect off season animal to hunt. Most axis deer hunting takes place right after turkey hunting season.