Youth Turkey Season this Weekend

April 05, 2019

By Robin Gregg

This weekend is Youth Turkey Hunting Season (April 6 & 7). Good Luck!!! Please email your pictures to to be seen in our Hunting and Fishing Section in our April 18 edition. Don't forget to ID your picture.

According to the Missouri Department of Conservation; Youth Turkey Season Youth Spring Turkey Hunting Season Regulations and Guidelines are as follows:

Who May Participate:

◾ Youth hunters who are age 6–15 on opening day

Season Dates: April 6–7, 2019

Shooting Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset Central Daylight Time

Valid Permits:

◾ Resident Spring Turkey Hunting Permit

◾ Resident Landowner Spring Turkey Hunting Permit

◾ Nonresident Spring Turkey Hunting Permit

Note: Landowner permits are valid only on the land for which

they are issued. See Page 6 for qualifications.

Youth Season Limit: One male turkey or turkey with a

visible beard.

Note: Youths who take a turkey during the youth season may

not harvest a second bird until April 22. This is because the

bird taken during the youth season counts as the first bird for

the first week of the regular season.

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