That's the low end of the Trophy class, wow! Time to Google Axis and learn some more about them, good luck!I only night hunt pigs and predators. I'm waiting to see this guy in daylight through the peep site on my 45-70! This guy is the low end of trophy class. They get a lot bigger. But I still want him.
They're bigger than the whitetails and excellent eating. I'll take axis steaks over whitetail any day. There are lots of axis in the Texas Hill Country as well as Sika. Saw a dead Axis on the side of the road near Comfort Texas this morning. It's a pretty common sight. See a lot more whitetail road kill than axis however. During the rut, the roads are littered with dead whitetail. You drive at night on those back roads at your own risk. LOL God I love Texas!!I have limited knowledge of Axis, but I've always seen them around the times I would have expected to see Whitetails. They're pretty much the same size and appearance. They don't lose their spots though, as they age.
According to Wikipedia, they do drop their antlers yearly (Chital - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
I just hope they're tasty. I have a friend i LOVE to hunt with. He loves to hunt, but doesn't eat the meat. So I'm always the guy next to him whispering, ' No that one. Shoot the fat one.'