Texas is known for hunting exotics in addition to the other wildlife native to the southern U.S. Archery hunting urban axis deer may seem like a dream or fantasy, but it's actually very doable.
These exotic deer intermingle with whitetails as well as other exotics, and a lot of them are free ranging in the big state of Texas.
In this urban area the population is getting large, so these hunters are called in to harvest either an axis buck or doe.
An added bonus is that the meat from an axis deer, according to Texas locals, is a delicacy and taste fantastic.
In Texas, hunters are allowed to hunt over bait as you can obviously see, but that doesn't necessarily always guarantee Boone and Crocket deer are going to visit the bait station during legal shooting hours.
The easiest way to hunt these exotics is to know someone. These guys are fortunate enough to know the owners of this orchard who gave them permission to harvest one animal. If you don't know anyone personally you can always knock on doors or make phone calls.
Similarly a hunter can buy an advertisement in the local paper. However, be specific. Don't just say you're looking to hunt. State that your hunting with archery gear and looking to hunt exotics. It might cost a little bit, but it beats paying $3000 to hunt a fenced-in ranch.
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