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Hunters check 3,698 turkeys during Missouri’s fall firearms turkey season

mdc-wild-turkey-male-in-habitat-11-16-13-1_cropThe Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced that Daviess County hunters checked 37 turkeys during Missouri’s fall firearms turkey season, Oct. 1-31. That number is down from previous years.

MDC’s turkey biologist says this year’s low fall firearms turkey harvest total can be attributed to several factors, including a poor turkey hatch, above-average acorn production, and a decline in hunter participation.

“This year’s turkey hatch was very poor, so there

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