Missouri has had 51 years of modern turkey hunting. While turkey numbers peaked in the 1980s and have since fallen to more sustainable levels, Missouri continues to be one of the best states in the nation for turkey hunting. Browse frequently asked questions about Missouri's wild turkey management.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature. Read more about our mission.