Thursday, November 5, 2015

Hunters checked 6,158 turkeys during Missouri's fall firearms season

Hunters checked 6,158 turkeys during Missouri's 2015 fall firearms turkey season Oct. 1 - 31. Last year's fall firearms turkey harvest total was 5,680. Pictured is a young male turkey.
Harvest up from 2014 total of 5,680.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced that hunters checked 6,158 turkeys during Missouri's fall firearms turkey season, which ran Oct. 1 - 31. Last year's fall firearms turkey harvest total was 5,680. Top harvest counties for the 2015 fall firearms turkey season were Dent with 210, Greene with 159, and Franklin with 148.
Fall archery turkey hunting continues until Nov. 13 and then resumes again from Nov. 25 through Jan. 15, 2016.
For fall firearms turkey harvest results by county and type of bird, go online to the MDC website at extra.mdc.mo.gov/widgets/harvest_table/.