The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) Commission has announced that effective September 1, 2018, .30 caliber and larger airguns such as the .357 Caliber Benjamin™ Bulldog and air bows such as the Benjamin Pioneer Airbow™ will be legal means of take to harvest deer and turkey.
Texas joins a growing list of states allowing for the use of big bore airguns and/or the Airbow during their hunting seasons. Arizona, Virginia, Missouri, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Washington State allow big game animals to be legally taken with the Airbow. Feral hogs can be taken in Georgia, Florida and Texas while coyotes and other predators may be hunted with the Airbow in over 30 states. Georgia and South Carolina allow the Airbow to be used for alligator hunting.
Jay Duncan, Director of Marketing for Crosman, says, “We are elated to learn that The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Commission has approved big bore airguns and the revolutionary Benjamin Pioneer Airbow for big game like deer and turkey. With this TPWD change in regulation, hunters are offered expanded opportunities with pneumatic powered devices across the state to ethically harvest game.”
The Pioneer Airbow is an all-new category of big game weapon featuring full length arrows and full weight broadheads, all driven by air. Based on Benjamin’s proven American-made PCP platform, the Pioneer can be cocked with two fingers (and decocked just as easily), and fires 8 shots in the same amount of time it takes to fire three from a crossbow, all at a blazing 450 FPS. You can view this game-changer by viewing this video of Jim Shockey taking down a water buffalo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
The Benjamin Bulldog is a .357 caliber 3000 psi PCP airgun that delivers 10 shots at 200 foot pounds of energy. The lightweight, well-balanced bullpup design features a rifled and shrouded barrel for a quiet shot, and 26 inches of picatinny rail, more than enough to accommodate a scope and any other accessories the hunter requires. See the power of hunting with the Bulldog in the Management Advantage’s latest video:
Crosman, the largest American manufacturer of airguns, continues to lead efforts to educate legislators and regulators about the efficacy of airguns and the airbow for the ethical take of big game.
Since its founding in 1923, Crosman has been driven by the steadfast pursuit of quality and innovation. Crosman’s history is rooted in the airgun industry, where today Crosman remains the market leader in airguns, airgun ammunition, and consumables. In addition to airguns, Crosman has a diversified product lineup in the outdoor sporting goods industry that includes airsoft, firearms optics and laser aiming devices under the Lasermax brand, and archery products under the CenterPoint brand. Crosman is a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CODI). For more information visit www.crosman.com or contact Jay Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org.