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Benjamin Bulldog Big Bore Air Rifle Hunting in South Africa: Black Wildebeest


Tonight on Realtree Global Hunting, we’re back in South Africa with the all-new Benjamin Bulldog .357 Big Bore Air Rifle from Crosman. We’ve already taken Duiker, Springbok, Warthog, a magnificent Red Hartebeest, but tonight, we’re looking for Black Wildebeest. Africa, the dark continent is considered by many to be the home a
big game hunting and an iconic destinations for adventurous from across the globe. The tough terrain, the plethora game and the challenging hunting
conditions make South Africa the perfect location for any hunter wanted to test their mettle. It is here in South Africa’s Eastern
Cape that the Benjamin Bulldog .357 Big Bore hunting airgun will take on the might big African game. The all new Big Bore Air Rifle from Crosman the Benjamin Bulldog .357 has already taken a duiker, springbok, three warthogs and a red hartebeest. Each animal has fallen to just one shot,
with the nosler design Benjamin extreme cast bullet, delivering
outstanding ballistic performance. However, the challenges are getting
greater and greater. Nduna is home to strong population a black wildebeest thanks to the careful management of the estate. Gavin would like to take number of older bulls to allow new blood to
strengthen the gene pool. This the perfect opportunity for the Benjamin Bulldog to step up into the big league. Black wildebeest can reach up to seven feet in body length and can weigh up to 350 pounds. There’s no doubt about it, these are big,
tough animals. With the Bulldog locked and loaded, we head out into the veld once again. The shadows are lengthen and the sun will soon be setting. Gavin leads us to the edge of the central plain of Nduna and we wait for the sun to go down. This area is a favourite point for Nduna’s wildebeest herds. If we can get into a good position for
the final hour of sunlight, there’s a good chance they may cross our
path. it was only a few days ago that we saw
them grazing here. We climb through the thick stuff and get into a good spot. Black wildebeest are territorial animals, each bull has an area within their
territory on which they urinate, drop dung and display shows of their dominance. We’re hoping that they will return close to where we are lying in wait. The sun is setting and we haven’t yet seen the wildebeest. However we sit and wait patiently. Before we’ve seen any game, the light is gone. It’s time to retire for the evening. Tomorrow is another day. The Sun is climbing high in the sky and the game is moving. We head out on foot. There’s very little cover on this part of the estate, but we spotted a small herd of wildebeest across the ridge. This is the perfect opportunity to get
up close. The wildebeest have moved on and heading for the opposite hilltop. They’ve not been spooked, so we make a way around through the thicker cover. If black wildebeest spot a human or a
predator they snort, run a short distance and then
stop to look back. Repeating this behaviour if approach again. This means they don’t tend to flee long
distances, instead just maybe a little further away each time. This behavior gives us the opportunity
to find a better position from which to approach. We hit the deck. If we’re going to get into these wildebeest we need to stay low. Luckily for us wildebeest begin to head in our direction and I get the Bulldog set up on the sticks. I have a clear shot at the ball on the left. I place the crosshairs of the NiteSite a little
higher above the heart allowing for the bullet drop and fire. And fire. The shot connects perfectly and the bull charges downhill toward valley below. But it doesn’t get far. We get across there quickly so we can see where it drops. So, we’ve seen the other two black wildebeest from that group of three. obviously as I took the shot they disappeared out of sight, doubled back on themselves, so one is
definitely down. We’re just try and find him now. The cover here is really, really thick and as soon as an animal the size of a black wildebeest lies down they can be almost impossible to see. But
we’ve still got plenty of sun light left, maybe an hour or so before it starts to get dark. Because we just spotted here, we have very
good chance the one thats gone down is close by, so we better get looking. The cover down into the valley is much
thicker, but it’s not long before gavin has found
our quarry. I head in with the Bulldog loaded and ready just in case it needs another shot, but
it doesn’t. The bull is down and out. Another phenomenal result for the
Benjamin Bulldog .357. We must have walk straight passed him, or this one must have broke right, because we only shot him about 40 yards over there. So we actually
on the wrong way I think this one must have broke right and the other two must have left and come back around because they they’ve moved further the
valley here. So we walked about 200 yards down, double back around and he was forty yards away from my original
shot him. This is a very, very impressive animal. tell me a
little bit about it, how old do you think this is Gavin? This would be at least 10-11 years old, this is an old man. Warn down horns, nice solid boss and big in the body. Now what I’d like to do first is flip him over and have a look at that entry point. So, as you can see from here it was a 70 yards, or 69 yards. So, as you’ll see from the reply I gave it about half way up its body, we know that these particular bullets will drop now
around eight inches with a 50 yards zero at that sort of distance it has fallen in well, you couldn’t really get a better shot placement. 40 yards straight down once again, a nice peaceful, humane dispatch I suppose, if you can call it that. He didn’t know we were there, phenomenal
stalk using what sparse little bit of cover we had here. So Gavin, what do you think about the performance at
the Bulldog? With this, it takes a lot to take them down even with a proper rifle. I’ve seen it where it takes a good couple of shots. It’s really like a poor mans buffalo. they fight and they just don’t go down. Well, like I say this one gave us the perfect shot, turned broadside just at the right time and then use need to be quick, judge
your ranges as best you can and just take the shot
and it look like this one finished up perfectly. So looking forward to getting back to the larder and seeing what it’s done on the inside. Thank you very much One of the toughest animals in the veld,
the Bulldog has delivered once again. One perfectly placed shot the bull was dispatched quickly and
humanely thanks to the 145 grain Benjamin extreme ballistic tip
nosler bullet. Another successful hunt and another great days hunting at Nduna. Okay, so here we are with black wildebeest we took last night. Now it’s quite late by the time we got
back in the woods have a good look at the entry and the exit wounds on this animal.
As you can see it’s a little bit drier now it’s been fully cleaned out and we’re going to have a look. As you can see here this is exactly where the entry wound was and we had to be identified when we’re out in the field and not much me damage around that. It is, Right just here is we the wound where it came in. Little bit lower than the chest but we would have still hit the heart. Then it lodged into the ribcage on this side here. It didn’t quite have
enough power to penetrate through and out the other side but it was 71 metre shot, so it’s quite a
long range. We’ve pulled the bullet out of the diaphragm and as you can see its got the scratches on the side where its gone through the bone. But once again, phenomenal performance, this is the biggest animal we’ve taken with the Big Bore air rifle and the Bulldogs perform
perfectly. The most important thing when shooting
with an air rifle is accuracy and the Bulldog delivered it in bucket
loads and then when you get penetration at this level on an animal of this size you know you can take them pretty much
anything that’s out int he veld. So what do you think then Gavin? Well the Bulldog proved it once again, at 71 yards it went straight through the vital organs and its done its job. Pretty impressive stuff ah? And a lot of burgers, thanks again. Another outstanding ballistic
performance from the Benjamin Bulldog. We’ve been very impressed with his
revolutionary new air rifle so far and can’t wait to see what else is
capable of. to find out more about the incredible Benjamin Bulldog .357 Big Bore hunting air rifle visit
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58 thoughts on “Benjamin Bulldog Big Bore Air Rifle Hunting in South Africa: Black Wildebeest

  1. I wish we could use big bore air rifles in Tennessee. I've tried getting the DNR to watch these videos, but the game wardens say there is no way an air rifle can take down a deer. Great videos! Keep up the good work.

  2. it's crazy that where I live we can buy rifles like this unregulated as soon as we're 18 or older, no permit needed or anything…

  3. Fantastic hunting video! The bullet seems to be the 165 grains cast bullet, bigger than the Nosler 145 grains that is doing great out there too. Is that correct?

  4. i have this gun and i would not shoot deer size game with it every thing they shot ran on the other hand my 457 texan will drop a deer in it,s track,s no problemo

  5. They should build a crank pump key into it and be able to pump it with a drill or a good sized crank, smaller tank…

  6. That was a great hunt! These wildebeest are plentiful,like deer in North America. Very cool. Did you guys eat the meat? If so,what's it taste like?

  7. I find it hard to believe those 145 grain Noslers would kill a wildebeest. Seems like you would need at least a 180 grain hollow point round for one of those. The Noslers dont seem to expand on impact.

  8. loving it, the air rifles are and have came along way in the past 10 years look forward to seeing what they come up with in the next ten years.

  9. nice to see humane south africa hunts were the animals are used for food instead of just being wasted, I hardly see that anymore. I can't wait to get this rifle.

  10. Whoohoo, just traded for the complete bulldog package including pump, scope and everything. Going to sale if anyone wants it, just reply to this. Posting this on 6/1/2018

  11. I thought that Air Rifles over 5.5mm in South Africa are considered to be "Firearms" and that you need to have a FL to have/possess one. Is that not correct??? I Also heard that it CAN be a grey area SOMETIMES but as a Visitor from abroad I don't think I'd want to test the waters where that is concerned. Especially in a place that is known to be as corrupt as South Africa. Just Saying… Fellow BigBore Airgunners, You Might wanna hold off and do alot of accurate research before booking your flights and such to go on the Journey for The Big Black Beast! Just be sure to do your due diligence before unintentionally committing any International Firearms Crimes.

  12. Id like to Bag a Black Beast, Giraffe, Male Lion and a Zebra for the Trophy room. All with Bigbore .50cal Air Rifles. Id like to Donate the Meat and Internals to a Village that's in need of food… It would be worth every penny. Itll never happen for me tho. Il never be able to afford a Hunting Adventure like that. Thats Def' one for My Bucket List tho…

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