Turkey Regulations

Valid Permits

  • Nonresident Archer's Hunting
  • Nonresident Fall Firearm Turkey Hunting
  • Nonresident Spring Turkey Hunting
  • Archer's Hunting
  • Fall Firearm Turkey Hunting
  • Resident Landowner Archer's Hunting
  • Resident Landowner Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting
  • Resident Landowner Spring Turkey Hunting
  • Spring Turkey Hunting

Season & Limits

Turkey

Archery
Primary Season: Mon, 09/15/2014 - Fri, 11/14/2014
Additional Season: Wed, 11/26/2014 - Thu, 01/15/2015

Fall Firearms
Primary Season: Wed, 10/01/2014 - Fri, 10/31/2014

Spring
Primary Season: Mon, 04/21/2014 - Sun, 05/11/2014

Youth
Primary Season: Sat, 04/12/2014 - Sun, 04/13/2014

Additional Information

Season limit 

Fall Archery: 2 turkeys of either sex. Both may be taken on the same day.

Fall Firearms: 2 turkeys, which may be of either sex and they both may be taken on the same day 

Spring Youth: 1 male turkey or turkey with visible beard 

Spring Firearms: 2 male turkeys or turkeys with visible beard. You may only take one turkey during the first week. If you do not take one during the first week, then you make take 2 during the second or third week, but may not take them both on the same day.

Methods allowed 

  • Shotguns (including .410) with shot not larger than No. 4 (only during fall firearms and spring season)
  • Longbows, compound bows or recurve bows of any draw weight
  • Hand-held string-releasing devices
  • Illuminated sights, scopes and quickpoints sights. 

Prohibited 

  • shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shells in magazine and chamber combined
  • shot larger than No. 4 (in use or in possession)
  • a bow fastened to a stock or other device that maintains the bow in a drawn position
  • any sighting device that casts a beam of light on the game
  • use of dogs, bait, electronic calls, electronically activated calls, live decoys 

Points to remember 

  • Anyone hunting turkey during the fall firearms turkey season may not be in possession of both a firearm and a bow. Some exceptions apply.
Detailed Regulations: 
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http://mdc.mo.gov/node/10807