TIMELINE: History of wild turkey hunting in Missouri

November 23, 2011 | 12:02 p.m. CST
According to the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Telecheck database, 7,077 turkeys were harvested and reported to the MDC during this year’s fall firearms season, which is the first concrete evidence that Missouri’s wild turkey population is recovering after several years of decline. The graphic below shows a brief history of wild turkey hunting in Missouri.