Benelli Adds Legendary Waterfowl Hunter Ramsey Russell as Brand Ambassador

ACCOKEEK, Md. (October 5, 2020) – Benelli announces the addition of legendary waterfowl hunter Ramsey Russell as its latest brand ambassador. Russell has hunted on six continents and spends an average of 200 days in the field with his Benelli shotguns.

“Partnering with Benelli means a lot to me,” said Russell. “I sell duck hunts for a living and I hunt places far away. Sitting in a blind in 100,000-acre wetlands in Azerbaijan is too far to go with a gun that doesn’t work. I don’t choose products for their cool factor. I use products that work and you can depend on a Benelli.”

Mentored by his grandfather from an early age, Russell cut his teeth hunting and fishing in the Mississippi Delta. As a youth, he hunted deer, ducks and dove. Russell now is known as one of the leading experts on waterfowl hunting and has helped open up non-traditional locations such as Pakistan, Sweden, Netherlands, Azerbaijan, South Africa and Australia to American duck hunters.

“I’ve had the good fortune to share a blind with Ramsey on several international hunts and, although he needs no additional endorsement, he is the real deal when it comes to waterfowling,” said Benelli Vice President of Brand Marketing Timothy Joseph. “The fact that he chose to shoot Benelli shotguns long before we met says a lot, and we’re proud to have him officially join the Benelli family.”

Russell owns and operates the waterfowl hunting booking business He has spent countless years in pursuit of adventure in waterfowl hunting and uses his extensive knowledge and experience to deliver world-class waterfowl hunting for his clients. This has taken him across the world and a Benelli shotgun has been his go-to gun for those journeys. His most recent choice is the venerable Super Black Eagle 3.

“I personally use Benelli shotguns because they work and are dependable,” said Russell. “There are countless stories of hunters on the other side of the world or even close to home that brought another brand of shotgun and it failed. I was able to keep shooting because I had a Benelli.

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