The Grand Slam: Eastern Hunt

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1 | Four Toms

 Konway took these eastern turkey hunting pics in Kentucky and Tennessee.

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2 | Kentucky Hillside

Rolling hillsides and hardwood hollows—classic playing fields for an eastern hunt.

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3 | Father and Son

Steve Bailey and son Curtis get ready to put the moves on a Kentucky longbeard.

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4 | Working the Terrain

When hunting easterns, working the terrain is everything. Sometimes the challenge is moving, or not moving at just the right time. 

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5 | Taking Aim

Laser-focused concentration and a shotgun that hits where you point it make all the difference at the moment of truth. 

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6 | Redbuds Blooming

Steve Bailey and son Curtis find a perfect setup spot along a ridge lined with redbuds in southeast Kentucky. When the redbuds bloom, turkey hunting is prime!

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7 | Kentucky Turkey

John Bond of Michigan celebrates his first Kentucky turkey.

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8 | Spring Double

The only thing better than ending a hunt with a longbeard is doubling up and carrying out two! 

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9 | Tall Tales

At the end of the day it’s time for three generations, Bob Bailey, (grandfather), Steve Bailey, (father), and Curtis Bailey, (son), to talk about the day’s hunting. It’s possible a few tall tales will be exchanged.

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10 | Tale of the Tape

A portable scale and a tape measure will serve to put some numbers on a great day that all involved will remember for years to come.

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The good old Eastern gobbler. He’s full of attitude and as American as apple pie. He's also arguably the toughest of the four subspecies to kill