Axis Deer hunting in Maui is at it's best during the summer months through early fall. Due to conservation efforts, only a limited number of Axis Deer hunts are booked per calendar year. Axis Deer in Maui will generally shed their antlers beginning in November and are usually not seen with trophy sized antlers until approximately May/June. Axis bucks with fully polished antlers are most commonly seen beginning in May. Again, all hunting for free-range axis deer is done on privately owned ranches where Maui Hunting Safari is the exclusive outfitter.