World Record Gram Slam Turkey Hunt by Michael Waddell & Friends Available to Stream NOW on MyOutdoorTV

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Waddell, Troy Link and Friends Completed the Slam in Under 11 Hours, Vastly Beating the Previous Slam Record of 45 Hours.

DENVER (May 20, 2024) –  In an astonishing 10 hours and 43 minutes, Michael Waddell – host of Bone Collector and MyOutdoorTV’s “Can’t Stop the Flop” series, along with Troy Link – owner of Jack Link’s, and friends completed the Gram Slam of turkey hunting – and the first part of the slam is available to stream for free now on MyOutdoorTV. This remarkable achievement shattered the previous record of 45 hours set by John Cassimus.

The team embarked on a cross-country hunt spanning four states, successfully harvesting the four subspecies of wild turkey required for a Grand Slam. The turkeys were taken in Georgia (Eastern), Florida (Osceola), Oklahoma (Rio Grande), and Colorado (Merriam), showcasing not only the team’s competitive spirit but also their dedication and passion for the sport.

Troy Link was the team’s designated shooter, with Michael Waddell and Bubba Lindley as the callers to yelp and cluck the birds into range.  Florida and Georgia property owner, Ike Rainey, provided access to his property, which is intensely managed for wild turkeys. Bone Collector’s Nick Mundt also accompanied, assisting with logistical and moral support. Bone Collector’s producer Cohen Stone, along with Jacob Keel, were there with a clean lens and steady hands to capture the moments.  This adventure, likened to “The Amazing Race” for hunting, outpaced the team’s initial goal of 24 hours with only 10 hours and 43 minutes elapsed from the time the first shot on a hard gobbling eastern species was fired.

Reflecting on the achievement, Michael Waddell stated, “This whole adventure just started out with us friends sitting around a campfire talking about how cool it would be to try to kill a slam.  Then we thought it’d be cool to try it in a day. We all laughed about it. The next thing we know Troy Link is texting us telling us we should try it; he had the resources and I had plenty of calls in my pocket. We lined it up with landowners to hunt their dirt in Georgia, Florida, Oklahoma, and Colorado, set a date, and away we went.  Heck, we were all thinking we’d have to be extremely lucky to do it in 24 hours; never thinking 10 hours and 43 minutes was possible, but we just caught them at the magical time us hunters dream of. The Lord gave us great weather and gobblin’ longbeards in every state we went to, that’s almost unheard of to us turkey hunters.  I don’t know if I’ll try it again; this time just went too smooth, I may be let down next time. Troy put this together and I was happy to go and yelp…it was just a great time. One thing I know, if you mention something around Troy, you better be careful because you just may find yourself doing it. I’m thankful to share this adventure with our fellow hunters, like it or hate it, it was our personal goal, it’s not for everyone, but I’m happy to hunt anytime and anywhere. We’re so thankful to capture it all on video and hope you’ll enjoy watching it on MyOutdoorTV as much as we enjoyed filming it.”

Fans of Bone Collector and turkey hunting enthusiasts worldwide can catch a free preview of the first turkey taken of this record-breaking Grand Slam on MyOutdoorTV. Subscribers will gain full access to the entire world record hunt, offering an up-close look at the excitement, strategy, and camaraderie that led to this achievement.

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About Bone Collector:

What started back in 2008 as a TV Show dedicated to being a voice for the hunting community has evolved into one of the most recognizable brands in the industry.  Bone Collector, LLC., created and owned by Michael Waddell, offers TV partnerships, licensing opportunities, marketing and more, while staying true to the mission of standing up for the culture of the hunter.  The Bone Collector television series, hosted by Michael Waddell, Nick Mundt and Travis Turner, takes viewers on fast paced, broadhead dulling, ammo burning hunts along with fun filled camps that embellish the culture of the Brotherhood. Bone Collector airs exclusively on Outdoor Channel and MOTV.  Bone Collector licenses its trademarked skull and eyes logo with various companies’ worthy of bearing the mark and who aren’t afraid to embrace the hunting culture.

The Bone Collector brand is about the culture of the hunter, and as in our creed, “we’ll never make excuses for who we are, we are hunters, and we ARE Bone Collector!”

To learn more about Bone Collector, visit bonecollector.com, or follow us at: Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector on Facebook, @officialbonecollector on Instagram, @boogerbottom on Twitter, @bonecollector_official on TikTok

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