This week, Rick is joined by Jaryd Hurst to talk turkey hunting in Texas. Jaryd has been on the SG+T show a couple of times previously, but in this episode he gets to share his story of what was truly a hunt that dreams are made of. Thanks to fundraising efforts by Turkeys For Tomorrow, Jaryd won a raffle to hunt with outdoor icon David Blanton from Realtree Outdoors on the historic and famed King Ranch in south Texas. If you've been a hunter for any amount of time, those are names that need no introduction. As Rick and Jaryd discuss, they both grew up watching David Blanton on shows like Monster Bucks, and the King Ranch has long been known as one of the premier hunting destinations in the world. To say that Jaryd was living out his dream through this experience is an understatement!
Jaryd shares his experience hunting alongside David as well as the unbelievable amount of trophy animals that the King Ranch has to offer. Within just a few minutes of arriving, Jaryd was chasing predators and pigs, and once the turkey hunting began, it didn't take long for him and David to both connect. While the weather didn't fully cooperate, that didn't stop them from having an incredible hunt and laying down some amazing footage. The stories of the historic ranch alone are worth the listen, but the stories of the hunting and encounters are almost impossible to beat.
This is a great episode, with some of the biggest names in the hunting world playing a major role in the story. Jaryd's passion for hunting and conservation are on full display as he covers not only the hunt, but how Turkeys For Tomorrow leverages these experiences to fund research on the wild turkey, ensuring that there are in fact turkeys around for generations to come. You don't want to miss this one.
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