Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that hunters checked 2,127 turkeys during Missouri’s fall firearms turkey season, which ended Saturday. Top harvest counties were Greene with 70 birds harvested, Maries County with 58, Franklin County with 55, and Laclede County with 53.

This year’s numbers were up from last year. Hunters harvested 1,953 birds during the 2019 fall firearms turkey season. Fall archery turkey hunting continues through November 13th and resumes November 25th through January. 15th.