Axis Deer hunting in Argentina
The chital or cheetal (Axis axis), also known as spotted deer or axis deer, is a specie of deer that is native in the Indian subcontinent, and has been introduced into many other areas across the world, even in Argentina in the late 19th century, and they thrived and colonized massive areas of territory; Today the area has some of the best wild free range population in south america.
Its coat is reddish fawn, marked with white spots, and its underparts are white. Its antlers, which it sheds annually, curve in a unique shape and may extend up to 30 inches. Chital are active throughout the day. In the summer, time is spent in rest under shade and the sun’s glare is avoided if the temperature reaches 80 °F (27 °C); activity peaks as dusk approaches. As days grow colder, foraging begins before sunrise and peaks by early morning. Activity slows down during midday, when the animals rest or loiter about slowly. Foraging recommences by late afternoon and continues till midnight. They fall asleep a few hours before sunrise, typically in the forest which is cooler than the glades. These deer typically move in a single file on specific tracks, with a distance of two to three times their width between them, when on a journey, typically in search of food and water sources.
As an anti-predator measure, chital will flee in groups; sprints are often followed by hiding in dense undergrowth. The running chital has its tail raised, exposing the white underparts.The chital can leap and clear fences as high as 1.5 metres (4.9 ft), but prefers to dive under them. It stays within 300 metres (980 ft) of cover. Grazers as well as browsers, the chital mainly feed on grasses throughout the year. They prefer young shoots, in the absence of whose tall and coarse grasses will be nibbled off at the tips. Individuals tend to group together and forage while moving slowly. Chital are generally silent when grazing together. Males often stand on their hind legs to reach tall branches. Water holes are visited nearly twice daily, with great caution.
F.A.Q. about Axis Deer hunting in Argentina
Is there a season for Axis Deer Hunting?No, is all year round, but the best season is from October to April, when their fully developed antlers.
Do I have a limit for Axis Hunting?Yes, 2 per hunter.
Do we shoot with a PH?IYes, it can be 1×1 or 2×1