About Jeff Budz
I've been in the outdoor world for the past 35+ years chasing many a North American animals as well as African Plains Game, BUT my true passion is pursuing the Grand Slam of Turkeys. I have harvested 500 birds myself, was the first to have gotten a self-guided Longbeard from all 49 states, completed 109 Grand Slams to date and won the 2015 World Turkey Hunting Championship. With all that said, my most memorable moments have come when I've been there to see countless others complete their own Grand Slam.
I do hope that my success, experience, professionalism, knowledge of the outdoors and overall attitude about life will leave you with a smile on your face and pictures of your trophy in hand.
So, it comes down to trust before you send your money to a stranger for your hunt that is months away. All I can ask you to do is to check out my References and Google my name to find not one negative comment.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you might have.
THANKS and God Bless you!!
|370" NM Bull|
||2015 World Turkey Hunting Champion|
|198" CO Mule Deer|
The Slam Man: A Road Trip With the Greatest Turkey Hunter Alive
Field & Stream
Jeff Budz turned the Expedition’s engine off and blew a coyote call out over the South Dakota prairie. When he heard the first distant gobble, he took off wordlessly at a ground-covering jog and glassed a distant field edge. Jogging back toward me, he veered down a pine-studded ravine to the right and motioned me to follow. When I finally reached him, he was almost to the top of the ravine wall, waiting for me. I clawed my way up. "Look, dude," I whispered. "I'm in decent shape for a guy my age, but I can’t keep up with you."
Hunting Tips from the Turkey Freaks
Field & Stream
"Statistically, Jeff Budz is the world’s biggest turkey freak. At 47 he is closing in on his 400th turkey and has registered more Grand Slams with the NWTF than any hunter in history. The 61 slams tallied by the late and legendary Dick Kirby were once thought to be as untouchable as Roger Maris’s 61 home runs. But once Budz got his first in 1994, he registered quadruple slams (16 turkeys each calendar year) from 1999 through the present. He now has 91 and isn’t slowing down."
Self Searve Slam
"It took a while, but you finally called in and killed your first wild turkey. Since then, you've become more adept at filling a tag or two each season; you think you have this turkey-hunting thing figured out. Now it's time to up the challenge and perhaps escape your usual haunt in search of greener pastures-maybe ones where Rios, Merriams and Osceolas roam. You want a Grand Slam.
Jeff Budz, a self-proclaimed turkey fanatic from Illinois who now resides in Florida, is the quintessential do-it-yourself Grand Slammer."
Working Man's Grand Slammer:
A Profile Of Jeff Budz
National Wildlife Federation's Turkey Call - Scott Bestul
the Energizer Bunny ever decides to retire, Colorado turkey
hunter Jeff Budz could step into the role without rehearsal.
Budz just keeps going . . . and going, racking up an impressive
string of low-budget Grand Slams, mostly on public land
. . .
Secrets Of The Turkey Pros
North American Hunting Club
if Turkeys could talk in human words, they would acknowledge
that they have been up against a few experts. Several of
those people have been recruited to "Talk Turkey"
with us on the pages that follow . . .
From The Hunt
State Journal Register - Ralph Loos
The 'pleasure of the hunt' drives Jeff Budz, as success
is getting him national recognition . . .
Trek A Slam Dunk For Hunters
The Denver Post - Bob Saile
Budz of Boulder is one of the elite. He not only achieved
the slam in 1995, he doubled his pleasure with two mature
gobblers of each subspecies . . .
Florida Osceola Turkey Hunts
Hunt for the allusive Florida Osceola Turkey.
All Grand Slams come through Florida.
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.
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.