Young hunters sought the popular Missouri game this past weekend

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri – According to preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), young turkey hunters harvested 4,060 birds during the 2017 spring youth season, April 8 and 9. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 118 birds harvested, Callaway with 91, and Gasconade with 87.

Young hunters checked 4,167 turkeys during last year’s youth weekend.

For county-specific information on turkey harvest information, visit MDC online at