Local Numbers For Missouri’s Fall Firearms Turkey Season

(Farmington) Hunters in Missouri checked 1,846 turkeys during the fall firearms turkey season that took place the entire month of October, wrapping up on Monday.

The top harvest county was Franklin with 70 birds harvested.

Here’s the local county breakdown…Dent County had 48 turkeys checked, Crawford 43, Ste. Genevieve County had 38 birds haravested, Bollinger had 35, Perry 29, St. Francois 23, Washington 22, Jefferson 21, Wayne 20, Madison 11, Reynolds 8 and only five turkey were checked in for Iron County.

Archery turkey hunting continues through Friday, November 11th and will resume November 23rd through January 15th.

The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds turkey hunters to save and submit feathers from birds they harvest this fall for a research project that will improve the M.D.C.’s ability to estimate turkey abundance across the state.

Interested hunters are asked to retain a wing and 3 to 5 feathers from the breast after telechecking their turkey.

They will then be mailed a feather submission packet, including a postage-paid return envelope to submit the feathers at no cost.

To receive a feather submission packet, go to mdc.mo.gov/turkeyfeathers.