Missouri sees 8 percent increase in turkey harvest

A wild turkey is shown at Lake Jacomo in Blue Springs, Mo. | Courtesy of Nick Varvel/Flickr
A wild turkey is shown at Lake Jacomo in Blue Springs. | Courtesy of Nick Varvel/Flickr

During Missouri’s fall firearms turkey season, which wrapped up Saturday, hunters checked 6,158 turkeys, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. That’s an increase of about 8.4 percent over last year, when the total was 5,680.

The top harvest counties for this 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 and runs through Jan. 15.

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