Axis Deer: What You May Not Know

Carly Brasseux // June 26

The chital, or axis deer, is recognized by its white spots and reddish coat. You’ll find the abdomen, throat, inside of legs, ears, and tail to be all white with a black stripe running along its backbone. They are from India and Sri Lanka and therefore, nonnative to the US.

Axis are beautiful deer with long antlers. When you ask most hunters about the axis deer, they say how beautiful they are, how great the meat tastes, and that the males look fierce as heck!

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About the Author

Carly Brasseux

Carly Brasseux is a determined and passionate freelance outdoor writer, published author, business owner and social media/marketing consultant based in Texas. In a world where women are the fastest growing segment of the hunting population, she is a major proponent of those women wanting to learn more about the outdoors and hunting. Her handle, Miss Pursuit, is an expression of her enthusiasm for all things outdoors, from educating women through her experiences learning to hunt over the last decade, to getting out with her kids to explore the wild. Her expertise in social media and marketing, as well as her vast network of people in the outdoor industry, have given her the influence to make an impact for years to come. Member of the Mule Deer Foundation, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Stewards of the Wild and the Texas Wildlife Association.