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Axis Deer - North America Introduced

Axis axis

Axis (Sp), Axishirsch (G), Cerf axis, Chital (F). Chital is its name in India. Also called spotted deer.

DESCRIPTION (male) Shoulder height 35-36 inches (89-91 cm). Weight 180-200 pounds (82-91 kg), sometimes more. The female is smaller.

A beautiful medium-sized deer, slender and graceful. The coat is a bright reddish-fawn covered with permanent white spots and has a dark dorsal stripe. The spots on the lower flanks are arranged in longitudinal rows. Underparts, underside of tail, lower legs and throat are white. The face is buff with a darker brown muzzle.

Axis deer antlers are long and beautifully lyre-shaped, and typically have three points to a side-the main beam plus two tines. A very strong brow tine grows close to the burr and a comparatively weak inner top grows on the inside of the beam to form a forward-facing terminal fork. Antlers with additional tines are fairly common. Such tines are usually small and located near the junction of the brow tine and the main beam; they are always non-typical.

DISTRIBUTION Free-ranging on the Hawaiian islands of Molokai, Lanai and Maui and in parts of Texas. Also on private properties in Texas and other U.S. states.

REMARKS Native to India and Sri Lanka. By far the most numerous exotic in Texas, estimated at 30,000, of which some 6,000 are free-ranging. The free-ranging animals must survive under year-round hunting pressure, without protection from law or landowner; that they are able to do so is proof of their resourcefulness. A very popular game animal, valued for its trophy quality and delicious flesh, it is also commercially ranched for meat production.

Originally introduced in Texas during the 1930s and early 1940s on the King Ranch and Bear Creek Ranch, followed by later and larger introductions on the Y-O, Patio and Greenwood Valley ranches, among others. Outside Texas, axis deer have been released on the Ottinger Ranch on the Point Reyes Peninsula and on the Hearst Ranch, both in California, and there are also a few in Florida. During 1867-1868, eight deer from India were released on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, and from these are descended the estimated 4,000-6,000 found today on Molokai, Lanai and Maui. The Molokai and Lanai populations are hunted under license from the state game department.




Classifications


Axis Deer (typical) - Species Detail

Scientific Name: Axis axis Gold: 149" Gold (Bow): 145 1/8"
AKA: Silver: 138 5/8" Silver (Bow): 135 7/8"
Endangered: Bronze: 120" Bronze (Bow): 108"

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Axis Deer (typical)(free range) - Species Detail

Scientific Name: Axis axis Gold: 148 1/8" Gold (Bow): 111 2/8"
AKA: Silver: 136 2/8" Silver (Bow): 0"
Endangered: Bronze: 121" Bronze (Bow): 108"

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Axis Deer (non-typical) - Species Detail

Scientific Name: Axis axis Gold: 159 5/8" Gold (Bow): 123 1/8"
AKA: Spotted Deer, chital Silver: 148 3/8" Silver (Bow): 0"
Endangered: Bronze: 127" Bronze (Bow): 114"

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