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Old 02-21-2018, 07:21 AM   #1
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I remember reading some where that there is a WMA with free range Axis.I wanna say it was hill country area,but that might be uncorrect too...anyone know where they are at? And are they draw? Or no? Need TPWD public land permit required? Thanks

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Old 02-21-2018, 07:30 AM   #2
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Yeah there are a few places that have axis. Typically Garner SP is the main WMA that comes to mind when speaking of axis. It is a draw only hunt.
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:41 AM   #3
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You can also hunt Fort Clark Springs in Brackettville for Axis...
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:47 AM   #4
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:28 AM   #5
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All drawn hunts from what I understand. I've heard of people pulling Whitetails and pigs off the walk-in public hunting land, but never an Axis.

As for the draws...

Garner is covered up with them, but I've heard stories that the dude who runs the hunts is a real ***** and regards hunters as a nuisance distraction to "his" high-revenue park, and they'll only let you shoot animals that walk between two marked trees, and etc. Never met the guy myself bc never been drawn for this one. But I've heard more than one person call him.... let's say , impolite.... things.

South Llano is also supposedly pretty covered up with them, but the South Llano exotic hunt is the most difficult one to draw. And they don't do standbys.

Kerr WMA used to have a bunch, but I hear TPWD was trying to kill them off for several years. IDK how successful they were with that.

I think just about any of the other hill country WMAs you'll have a chance (not a GREAT chance, but A chance) for one. Guadalupe, Enchanted Rock, Inks, Government Canyon, Perdenalas, etc

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Old 02-21-2018, 09:30 AM   #6
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There are a few places throughout the hill country that do exotic hunts or white tail hunts plus you can pop a exotic if you see one but they are all DRAW HUNTS.

I have been Curious if there are any Military opportunity like Camp Bullis that have the possibility of axis? Heck camp bullis should or should soon have axis I would imagine.
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:09 AM   #7
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Yeah there are a few places that have axis. Typically Garner SP is the main WMA that comes to mind when speaking of axis. It is a draw only hunt.
I was thinking Garner but couldnt find anything saying,yes!

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Old 02-21-2018, 10:16 AM   #8
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All drawn hunts from what I understand. I've heard of people pulling Whitetails and pigs off the walk-in public hunting land, but never an Axis.

As for the draws...

Garner is covered up with them, but I've heard stories that the dude who runs the hunts is a real ***** and regards hunters as a nuisance distraction to "his" high-revenue park, and they'll only let you shoot animals that walk between two marked trees, and etc. Never met the guy myself bc never been drawn for this one. But I've heard more than one person call him.... let's say , impolite.... things.

South Llano is also supposedly pretty covered up with them, but the South Llano exotic hunt is the most difficult one to draw. And they don't do standbys.

Kerr WMA used to have a bunch, but I hear TPWD was trying to kill them off for several years. IDK how successful they were with that.

I think just about any of the other hill country WMAs you'll have a chance (not a GREAT chance, but A chance) for one. Guadalupe, Enchanted Rock, Inks, Government Canyon, Perdenalas, etc
Oh wow...dosent sound like a good deal at all. I mean I understand he wants to make money,but yikes!! Im just trying to expand my options and places to hunt this next year. 3 years of being in the same place,and seeing a handful of deer in a whole season,im ready for some variety and options

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Old 02-21-2018, 11:18 AM   #9
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Fort Clark runs 3-day hunts every F/S/S from Oct. until Feb. Both rifle and bow, cost is $150. Call the main office to reserve a date.
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Old 02-21-2018, 01:09 PM   #10
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Fort Clark allows does mostly
Look at their trophy fees for the whole story
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Old 02-21-2018, 01:22 PM   #11
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South llano if you get drawn go early. That was a busted hunt few weeks ago
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:11 PM   #12
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South llano if you get drawn go early. That was a busted hunt few weeks ago
I was wondering how you ended up doing. Not so good?

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Old 04-11-2018, 01:57 AM   #13
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Kerr WMA, Hillcountry SP, had a few axis. Kerrville Schrieder park is free, has axis and blackbuck, I saw quite a few just didn't come in range.
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Old 04-11-2018, 05:38 AM   #14
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^^^^Link to the hunt in Kerrville??^^^^
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Old 04-11-2018, 06:15 AM   #15
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^^^^Link to the hunt in Kerrville??^^^^
Yes plz,if ya dont mind. Would appreciate it very much

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Old 04-11-2018, 07:37 AM   #16
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^^^^Link to the hunt in Kerrville??^^^^
Itís a draw hunt, deadline and hunt have both passed.
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:00 AM   #17
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Itís a draw hunt, deadline and hunt have both passed.
When dose it run?

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Old 04-11-2018, 09:23 AM   #18
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When dose it run?

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Old 04-11-2018, 12:04 PM   #19
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Old 04-11-2018, 12:30 PM   #20
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Had a coworker get drawn for the South Llano State Park doe and spike hunt and he killed 11 axis deer.
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:46 PM   #21
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Los Rincones also has chance at Axis outside Kerrville...
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:51 PM   #22
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Los Rincones also has chance at Axis outside Kerrville...
I hunted that place hard for months trying to get an axis and never saw one. only pigs and whitetail
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Old 04-21-2018, 09:29 PM   #23
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Has anyone hunted fort clark? That seems like a good deal if they have a decent population of axis. Feel free to PM me.
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:49 PM   #24
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Fort Clark allows does mostly
Look at their trophy fees for the whole story


Thatís ridiculous!!! Is it government land or a game ranch.......$1500 trophy fee my @$$!!!!! I canít believe that!!!


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Old 08-18-2018, 11:26 AM   #25
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There are a few places throughout the hill country that do exotic hunts or white tail hunts plus you can pop a exotic if you see one but they are all DRAW HUNTS.

I have been Curious if there are any Military opportunity like Camp Bullis that have the possibility of axis? Heck camp bullis should or should soon have axis I would imagine.
Camp Bullis has had axis for at least 40 years.
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Old 08-18-2018, 12:10 PM   #26
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Has anyone hunted fort clark? That seems like a good deal if they have a decent population of axis. Feel free to PM me.
They have a lot of axis but they don't come into the setups a lot. The residents feed them and the deer know they are being hunted. We've killed one axis doe in twelve sits(between 3 hunters) and only saw another brought in. Those were fully booked days, both rifle and some bowhunters at around 10-12 hunters per day.

Their Facebook posts the success photos.


I found a few places charging 300-350 per axis doe. If you want one, I'd go that route and come out ahead.

Once you add up the total costs with fuel, food, lodging, etc it gets pricey if you live far away. We are in Del Rio, so we are about 25 minutes away and go back and forth for food and bed. If it was further, I'd skip it but it's a decent gamble and change of scenery with the chance at an axis we don't have hunting at home.

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