Taking a tiger, whether with a bow or not, isn’t going to happen for today’s bowhunter, but sika and axis deer are certainly up for grabs. Both species can be hunted as exotics within the United States, meaning you can follow along in Fred Bear’s footsteps with your own stick and string. And without a passport, to boot.

Sporting Classics’ associate and online editor, Taylor Pardue, recently took a handsome axis deer at Joshua Creek Ranch in Texas—albeit with a rifle. Read all about it in the new issue of Sporting Classics, on newsstands April 4.




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