Boone County hunters kill 109 turkeys on opening day

Monday, April 18, 2011 | 3:01 p.m. CDT

Hunters in Boone County reported killing 109 turkeys Monday on opening day of the spring season.

The Missouri Department of Conservation, which tracks the turkey harvest in real time county by county, reported these first-day totals in Boone County on Monday afternoon: 88 adult gobblers, 18 juvenile gobblers and three bearded hens.

During the 2010 spring season, hunters in Boone County reported killing 299 adult gobblers, 83 juvenile gobblers and two bearded hens.

The spring turkey season runs through May 8.

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