Young turkey hunters harvest 2,540 birds during youth weekend

Top harvest counties were Franklin with 61 turkeys, Laclede with 56, and Texas with 52.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –  According to preliminary data from Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), young turkey hunters harvested 2,540 turkeys during the 2019 spring youth season, April 6 and 7. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 61 turkeys harvested, Laclede with 56, and Texas with 52.

Warm weather and sunny skies helped increase this year’s youth-weekend harvest over last year’s where young hunters checked 1,729 turkeys.

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