Turkey: Fall Firearms

Season Not Open
October 1, 2024 - October 31, 2024

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset


Fall firearms turkey hunting is not permitted in Dunklin, McDonald, Mississippi, New Madrid, Newton, Pemiscot, and Scott counties.


Two turkeys of either sex, both may be taken on the same day


Turkey: Fall Firearms: Allowed Methods


Shotguns (including .410) with shot not larger than No. 4

Longbows, compound bows, or recurve bows of any draw weight



Hand-held string-release devices

Illuminated sights, scopes and quickpoint sights

Turkey: Fall Firearms: Prohibited Methods


Shotguns capable of holding more than three shells in magazine and chamber combined

Shot larger than No. 4 (in use or possession)

Rifles, pistols, and other firearms that propel a single projectile at one discharge

Any sighting device that casts a beam of light on the game

Night vision / thermal imagery equipment

Use of electronic calls, electronically activated calls, live decoys, bait, or dogs

Anyone hunting turkeys during the fall firearms turkey season may not be in possession of both a firearm and a bow. Some exceptions apply. See 3 CSR 10-7.455 of the Wildlife Code of Missouri.

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