"This was Beth’s first Osceola and we will never forget our hunt with Jeff. He is not only a great guy, but a great hunter and we look forward to our next trip with him in the woods."

—George & Beth Thornton - CEO of the NWTF

Jeff is a great friend and a die-hard turkey hunter. As the undisputed King of Slams, he’s like the Lance Armstrong of the turkey woods (without the steroids, of course). If you like to give ‘em all you’ve got, Jeff is the guide for you.”

—Matt Lindler, editor,  Turkey Country magazine

"I've successfully hunted with Jeff for 15 years for WhiteTail, Mule Deer, Elk and of course a Grand Slam. He never ceases to amaze me with his energy and professionalism! He is not just a guide, but has become a good friend as well."

—Babe Winkelman

"I've known Jeff for the last 6 years and he never ceases to amaze me. I traveled with him to harvest my first Single Season Grand Slam and it’s an experience of a lifetime."

—Rodney Barreto
Chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

"I hunted 3 states in 5days with Jeff, killed 5 turkeys, and blew at least 3 times that number of shots on birds at 20 yards or less. (I'd lie about this except that there were witnesses.) 'Obsessed' doesn’t really do justice to Jeff's desire and ability to put a client on turkeys. He’s one of those guys tuned into a turkey frequency unavailable to the rest of us. If he hears a gobble, finds a track, or sees a feather, he will put you on that bird. I almost came to feel sorry for the turkeys we encountered. They weren’t getting past Jeff. Their only hope was to have me behind the trigger."
- Bill Heavey, Outdoor Writer, Field & Stream

I've know Jeff for 15 years, gone on countless hunts and trips with Jeff and he has never let me down.  He is definitely,  ONE of a kind!........

Tucker Frederickson
College Football Hall of Fame
1965 #1 Draft pick by the New York Giants 

"I've guided and booked countless hunts, so I know what it takes to get the job done. I hunted Osceolas with Jeff for several years and he always hit it out of the park!"

—Tim Herald

World Class Hunting Experiences with Champion Turkey Hunter Jeff Budz

Florida Osceola Turkeys

All That are in search of acquiring a Grand Slam must come through Florida to get their allusive Osceola. Because of Supply, Demand, location and quantity, it is by far the most expensive bird of the four, but mark my word, well worth it! There's nothing Quite like going from the brown up North down to the lush green of central Florida in mid-March. I have chased Osceolas spring and fall, for just over 20 years and lived in Central Florida for the last 14 years. In doing so, I have racked up 98 Grand Slams for myself and have guided countless others to theirs as well.

I have several Ranches that I lease for Spring Osceolas. The largest is 13,000 acres with the smallest being 10 acres. Don’t be fooled, the 10 acres sits in the middle of an non-hunted 6,000 Ranch and would be my first choice to be on opening day. I am the only hunter that is on any of my leases, so the pressure is low and I allow only half of the toms that are known to be on each Ranch to be harvested.

I book ~80 hunters each year with almost a perfect success rate. IF someone doesn’t get their bird with me, it’s usually because they had to leave early due to an emergency and they are the first to re-book with me the next year. IF you don't harvest your bird and have to leave, I will allow you to come back, at no extra charge to get your Tom. You can look over my reference list and ask me for names and phone #’s if you would like. I am heavily entrenched with The National Wild Turkey Federation and donate generously to their great cause each year.

Please feel free to contact me with any specific questions about booking a hunt for your Osceola.

3 1/2 Day Hunt
1 Bird for $2,375
Included: 1 Bird
Not Included: Weapon, Food, License, Lodging, Transportation and Guiding

3 1/2 Day Hunt
1 Bird for $2,675
Included: 1 Bird and Guide
Not Included: Weapon, License, food OR lodging

Please note that an additional bird is $1,975 and it is NOW legal to Harvest 2 Osceolas on the same day in Florida! Due to the shortage of Osceolas, I need to know IF you do want a second Tom, when you book your hunt.

Florida Osceola Turkey Hunts

Hunt for the allusive
Florida Osceola Turkey.
All Grand Slams come
through Florida.

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Single Season Grand Slam

Whether you are an avid hunter or you've never chased a Turkey before, you will never forget a Spring in the woods with Jeff.

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Florida Trophy Alligators

With thousands of acres of private land to hunt on, we will help you find the gator (and the adventure) you're looking for.

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