With the Spring Turkey Hunting season about a month away, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds hunters of season dates along with new nontoxic-shot requirements for 16 additional conservation areas.
Spring turkey hunting youth weekend will be April 6 and 7 with the regular spring season running April 15th through May 5th. Detailed information on spring turkey hunting is available in MDC’s “2019 Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information” booklet. The booklet is available where permits are sold. Or on line at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/turkey
The MDC is also now limiting free landowner permits for deer and turkey hunting to only qualifying resident landowners and members of their immediate households age six years or older. Those who lease land no longer qualify for the free permits.
New Nontoxic Shot Requirements went into effect March 1st. Turkey and other hunters are reminded use of nontoxic shot for all hunting with shotguns on 16 more conservation areas in addition to its existing 21 areas where nontoxic shot is required for all hunting with shotguns. Check the MDC regulations for more information on the conservation areas included in the new restrictions.