There are some who might say that using a .50 BMG for hunting is a little bit of ‘overkill’, but there are other folks who believe use whatever you want to bring your animal down, especially it your quarry is a larger sized animal.
That brings us to the animal being hunted in the video, the Nilgai Antelope.
Nilgai antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus Pallas) were apparently brought to the United States from India as zoo animals before the mid-1920s and were released in South Texas about 1930. The Hindi word nilgaw (“blue bull”) refers to the bluish color of the adult male, and blue bull is another name for the animal. Nilgai probably evolved in open, dry Indian forests during the Tertiary geological period.
They are classified as bovids (family Bovidae), and with their closest relative, the four-horned antelope (Tetracerus quadricornis), are the only living representatives of the tribe Boselaphini. Nilgai are the largest of the Indian antelopes. Adult bulls weigh 200–240 kilograms, occasionally more. Cows weigh 150–200 kilograms and calves about seven kilograms at birth.
The generally blue-gray adult bulls have black legs, and some may be brown-tinged, particularly younger bulls. Cows and calves are pale brown. All have similar dark and white markings on their ears and legs. Only the males have horns, which are black-colored, short (about eighteen centimeters), sharp, and bicurved.
The hair of adults is thin in density, wiry, and somewhat oily. Their skin is thick, particularly on the chest and neck of the bulls, where it forms a dermal shield. The eyesight and hearing of nilgai are considered equal to or better than that of white-tailed deer, but their sense of smell less acute.
They have speed and endurance and, over rough terrain, may outrun a horse with rider. Nilgai make several low-volume vocalizations, including a short, guttural “bwooah” when alerted. Calves may bawl and may make a grunting sound while nursing.
And here is where they are hunting: The G2 Ranch.
Conveniently located just 60 minutes southwest of San Antonio in Pearsall, G2 Ranch offers over 8,000 acres of both low and high fence trophy hunting in uniquely beautiful South Texas terrain. Open year-round, G2 Ranch’s custom hunting experiences include superior whitetail trophy deer, over thirty varieties of majestic exotics, long-bearded Rio Grande gobblers, some of the finest seasonal dove hunting in South Texas, and the very proud harvest location for the 2019 Los Cazadores 1st Place Archery High Fence Division and Best Overall Deer champion.
G2 Ranch offers a big Texas-sized welcome beginning with our beautiful 6,000-square-foot lodge designed with a unique rustic flare and amenities including a massive stone fireplace, 20′ granite bar, pool table, four televisions for sports viewing, poker table and indoor seating for over go guests to enjoy delicious chef-inspired meals. Our outdoor facilities include over 1,500-square-feet of covered patio with big screen television, game table, shooting arcade, elevated golf driving range, putting green, custom-designed fire pit, and a 20′ high overlook to end the day with friends toasting the beautiful sunset before retiring to your choice of a cozy hunter bunkhouse or luxurious courtyard suite.
Today on The High Road with Keith Warren YouTube channel we are heading to THE BEST ranch in the country for exotic hunting, G2 Ranch! We are grabbing the “Big Man Gun” to find out just what a .50 BMG Rifle can do to a Nilgai antelope! We have used the .50 Cal rifle to take out Deer, Baboons, Kudus, Giraffes, Oryxs and now we’re going after one of the biggest antelopes there is!
H/T – tshaonline.org – g2ranch.com