November 1, 2017

Mo hunters bag 2,899 turkeys in fall firearms season

JEFFERSON CITY -- The fall firearms turkey season wrapped up yesterday.

Statewide, hunters bagged 2,899 turkeys: 669 adult gobblers, 801 adult hens, 415 juvenile gobblers and 1,014 juvenile hens.

Hunters in Perry County took 54 turkeys: nine adult gobblers, 24 adult hens, five juvenile gobblers and 16 juvenile hens.

Hunters in Ste. Genevieve County took 44 turkeys: eight adult gobblers, 15 adult hens, seven juvenile gobblers and 14 juvenile hens.

The archery turkey season continues until November 10th and then starts up again November 22 and runs through January 15th.