When the call came in from our editors at Field & Stream to shoot the worldâ€™s top turkey hunter, we knew we were in for a good one. A few days later, Chris hopped a flight down to Florida and met up with Jeff Budz, a sportsman who is honestly crazy for turkey. What comes from spending the day with a top tier hunter whoâ€™s up for anything? Keep reading to find outâ€¦
Truth be told, I did not make the trip to Florida – Chris flew down with a trusted assistant and Crisman team member, Jared Castaldi. Little did he knew the surprises that were in store for them on the shoot – and who better to explain in his own words than Jared:
Sometimes a shoot will come in like this one and you know it’s going to be interesting and fun. And this one didn’t disappoint.
From running down the road with a gun in hand (yes, a gun. not a camera) to having to put our trucks on a boat to cross a lake….It was a good time and Jeff was a great guide and subject.
I don’t think I’ve ever been in such an untouched wild environment like that island. Wildlife everywhere you looked. I felt like we were in Jurassic park but instead of being chased by dinosaurs, it was wild pigs, deer, and eagles.
Oh and that airboat ride – that was insane.