MDC Runge Nature Center to host turkey hunting program

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Discover nature and get ready for spring turkey season at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Runge Conservation Nature Center’s program, "Intro to Turkey Hunting," from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on March 29. This program is free and open to all ages, but registration by March 27 is required.

MDC staff will cover wild turkey biology, proper clothing to wear while turkey hunting, scouting, methods of hunting, and tips for a safe and successful turkey hunt.

“Missouri offers some of the best turkey hunting in the nation,” said MDC Runge Nature Center Manager Kathy Cavender. “This is a great program for the novice hunter who has always wanted to turkey hunt and for the experienced hunter who hasn’t been on a spring turkey hunt for some time.”

For questions, or to register, contact Runge Nature Center at 573-526-5544.

Runge Nature Center is located on Hwy 179 in Jefferson City approximately a half-mile north of Hwy 50. Building hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. The building is closed on Sunday and Monday. The outdoor trails are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

For more information on this or other Runge Nature Center programs, go online to