Tag Archives: Turkey

Local Hunter Harvests Banded Turkey Part of 5-Year MDC Research Project

A five-year research program started in 2014 is still providing data in northeast Missouri thanks to the aid of hunters like Reba Morgan. The 23-year-old bagged a hefty gobbler on April 22nd in Schuyler County with the aid of her boyfriend Bryce Smith of Memphis. The turkey weighed in at 27 pounds and sported a […]

MDC Reminds Hunters Of Deer And Turkey Regulation Changes For Fall

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer and turkey hunters of regulation changes that apply to hunting this fall. Crossbows have been added as a legal method during archery deer and turkey seasons and also during the fall firearms turkey season. As a result, MDC has removed the “hunting method exemption” requirement for hunters […]

Hunters Check 5,929 Turkeys In Fall Firearms Season

by Jim Low, Missouri Department of Conservation Hunters checked 5,929 turkeys during Missouri’s fall firearms turkey season Oct. 1 through 31, continuing a long-term decline in participation in the fall hunt. Top harvest counties were Greene with 208 turkeys checked, Webster with 158, and Laclede with 152. Harvest numbers were down statewide. The decline was […]

Youth Hunters Bag 3,915 Turkeys During Special Season

As their older counterparts took to the woods on Monday to start the 2013 spring turkey hunting season, youth hunters received the report that youngsters under the age of 15 had bagged nearly 4,000 birds during the special youth season held across Missouri April 6th and 7th. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation young […]

Things we have no control over.

Another turkey season has all but ended. There’s just a few more days left. It has been a really weird season. It seems the action started earlier this year perhaps because of the warmer than normal temperatures. Even before opening day the toms were strutting, gobbling, and running to the hens. Hunters had to trade […]

First-Week Turkey Harvest Rebounds

JEFFERSON CITY–Missouri hunters shot more turkeys during the first week of the spring hunting season than they did during the same period last year. This is the first increase since 2004. This year’s first-week harvest of 21,765 represents a 15.8 percent increase from 2011. It also is 2.1 percent more than the previous five-year average. […]