Texas Exotic Axis & Deer Hunts

1-2 Guests • Lodge • Private • Guided



Texas exotic hunts are very popular among sportsmen and women. These hunts got their start in the 1950s when large Texas ranches purchased excess animals from the local zoos. With well over 100 species from almost every continent in the world, Texas has something to offer any hunter.

Many species can now only be hunted in Texas as the population on the ranches far exceeds their native range. With the advent of high fence hunting and breeding, exotics numbers are soaring. Interestingly, some species, such as axis, have escaped low fence properties and established herds in the wild.

The Texas hill country is a special place that most animals acclimate well too. Whether hunting low or high fence there is no telling what you may see from your blind or stand. Nomad Hunts offers both high fence and low fence exotic hunting year-round.


An out-of-state exotic hunting license for a 5-day hunt is only $48. Regardless of the time of year, you can always find some individuals of each species with horns or antlers. This is unique to exotics and offers hunters the opportunity to harvest a trophy animal year-round.

Nomad Hunts is located within 2 hours of San Antonio and airport pick up is available. When you book an exotic hunt with Nomad you will be paired with one of our professional Texas hunting guides who will be by your side the entire hunt. It is their job to ensure quality and success.

Our guides will assist you in several different hunting styles depending on the ranch season and species. We offer safari-style, feeder blind, spot and stalk, and occasionally a night hunt as it is legal to shoot after dark, off a light. Do not miss out on the hunting experience of a lifetime! If you do not see the species you’re wishing for on our price list have no worries; we can locate it for you. Just ask and we will be more than happy to help.

Exotic Deer Hunts Can Include:

  • Axis

  • Axis Doe

  • Dybowski Sika

  • Fallow

  • Mule Deer

  • Pere David

  • Red Stag

  • Sika

  • Trophy Axis

Base price is before your desired species trophy fee.

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Axis Doe


Your Host

Joe's Trip

Joe R

Located in Rocksprings, TX we are a premier guide and outfitter for anyone looking to hunt whitetail or exotics here in Texas. Our hunts are tailored to each individual, focusing on experience and creating memories to last a lifetime.

from $2530/Experience

Base Price

$2530.00 Per Person Per Experience




















Pay later options are only available for trips that start more than 30 days from today.

Total Payment


Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.


  • Experienced Local Guide
  • Meals and Lodging
  • One Non-Hunting Guest at No Charge



Gear List

  • Weather Appropriate Hunting Attire
  • Valid Texas Hunting License
  • Good Boots/Snake Boots
  • Binoculars

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Rules & Guidelines

Hunt Terms and Conditions

Please read through the following information before you join us on your whitetail or exotic hunt. This along with our FAQ’s will and or can change throughout the year.

  • All animals are at the guides discretion.

  • All are subject to a $175/day for a hunters guide fee. Hunter acknowledges that on the hoof estimates are just that, estimates. All deposits are non-refundable and forfeit upon cancellation of a hunt. Rescheduled hunts will have their deposit rolled over to a new date.

  • Hunter is responsible for purchasing and carrying all applicable licenses and certificates. Texas law always requires hunters to have a valid TX hunting license and hunter’s education or equivalent with them at all times in the field.

  • Wounded animals will be charged at full price regardless of recovery.

  • Liability waivers will be signed prior to any hunting or shooting activities.


What License Do I Need? - Texas parks and wildlife website has all the information. Your license can be purchased online, or it can be purchased at one of our local retailers. If you buy it online a hard copy will be sent to you in the mail. The state recently passed a bill allowing you to use a picture of the license to show proof instead of a hard copy.

However, you will need your hard copy when you harvest your game species. Upon successful harvest, the correct tag will be filled out and placed on the animal. The harvest log on the back of the license has to be filled out as well

Will I Need My Hunters Safety? - The answer is yes. You will be able to purchase. license without it but the state requires you to carry while hunting a warden will ticket you if you can not produce it when asked.

What Happens When a Hunter Harvests Their Animal? - Our guides will gut skin and quarter your animal. It is the hunter’s choice to either put it on ice in coolers or take it to a local meat processor. Many states have laws that require specific handling practices before an animal can come across the state lines.

Please do your homework as it is not our responsibility to make sure it’s done to your state requirements. We would hate to see you lose the trophy of a lifetime.

Can Meat Be Shipped? - We work with one processor who can and will ship meat inside the U.S. however it is not cheap.

Can I Donate the Meat From My Hunt? - Yes we work with a local nonprofit that uses the donated meat in the local community where it is needed most.

Do You Have and or Recommend A Local Taxidermist? - We recommend TNT Taxidermy for all of your needs. His work is amazing it’s not the cheapest however his work is amazing when finished. If you choose to use TNT, a deposit is required at drop-off and balance upon completion. We will have a price list in our lodge so you can look at his work and prices.

If I Wound An Animal Am I Responsible For It? - Tes if you shoot an animal and do not recover it the hunter is responsible for the full cost of that animal. Our guides will determine if the animal was hit and that will be the final decision.

Do We Sign Liability Waivers? - Liability waivers have to be signed before we hunt The ensures that our ranches our guides and you as the hunter are aware that there are risks that come with hunting. If you don’t sign the liability waiver the hunt is over before it begins.

How Do We Pay For A Hunt? - Upon booking a deposit will be required to hold your dates. This deposit is non-refundable and covers our cost in the event you don’t show up. We understand that life happens and would be more than willing to adjust your dates if necessary.

Final Balance Due prior to the hunt.

Do We Have To Give You Permission To Use Our Likeness On Social Media? - Yes, we will ask you permission to use your likeness on social media or our website. Some hunters will ask us not to and we will respect the wishes of each person accordingly.

I Have Food Allergies, Should I Inform Anyone? - If you have food allergies please let us know so we can provide meals that will meet your needs

Does the Price of Animals Remain The Same From Year To Year? - Unfortunately not, we try to maintain a consistent price on our animals and offer our clients the best prices possible. However, this is a fluctuating market and prices are subject to change without notice.

Do You Offer Discounts? - Yes, we offer 10% off for military and first responders. (police, firefighter, and EMS)

What Caliber Rifle Should I Bring? - Match your rifle to the game you plan on harvesting. We have a minimum caliber of .243 on deer and other animals. The only exception to this rule will be on hogs and guns chambered in 223 or 5.56 will be allowed. Do not bring a 22-250 for a trophy Axis Hunt.

Can I Take Head Shots? - We do not advocate head shots. Our guides have seen all too many times where it failed. We will not be shooting another until that deer is recovered.

Put your shot behind the shoulder and you will not waste any shoulder meat.

Should I shoot My Rifle Before I Arrive? - Yes please spend the time before you hunt to ensure that rifle is on target at 100 yds. We can shoot them before or during the hunt to ensure it is still on. In the event that there is a major issue we have a gun shop that we use and they can get it shooting straight, or you can use one of our rifles.

We want you to have an amazing hunt take the time to make sure the moment of truth is successfull.

Can We Have Alcoholic Beverages at Camp? - Yes, feel free to drink responsibly. We will not provide alcohol for you so bring the beverage of choice. The morning hunt comes early so drink in moderation. We will schedule our morning hunts but we will not wake you op if you indulge too much.


There will be no drinking during the hunt or while shooting.

Who Do and What is the Standard Tip? - A standard tip is 10-15%. Your guide works hard for you the hunter and our cooks keep you fed and happy. While tips are not mandatory. They are appreciated. Think about it this way. If you go out to eat you will spend 30 minutes with you waiter and tip 10%. Your guide will spend 10-12 hours a day with you for several days.

Make sure to take care of them our cook is generally first up and last. tobed making sure all your needs are taken care of.

What Gear Do I Need To Bring? - Bring everything you would use on a normal hunt, good boots/snake boots or chaps. Please bring more than one pair of boots and clothes for warm weather, cold weather, and wet weather. It’s Texas you never know.

Binoculars, coolers, shells, knife, license, and any other thing you feel you will need. When you leave don’t forget to check twice our lost and found box grows every trip.

Can I Bring My Wife or Kids? - Yes, we love to host families. We host many family-based hunts. Please help keep an eye on them as there are many inherent dangers from snakes, animals, and plants that can hurt them

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