Dang that's too bad. Sounds like the area we're hunting (near Del Rio) didn't get hit too hard as the population is still pretty strong. Very unfortunate for so many animals lost.I would ask at the Texas hunting forum, but having said that, I’m willing to bet that most venison recipes would translate well for axis. Good luck with your hunt. I had an axis hunt scheduled for June, but the outfitter cancelled due to the mortality rate for axis as a result of the freeze.