One hunting accident is still one too many

Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting Blog

  • By Francis Skalicky Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Apr 15, 2021

This year, as is the case every year, safety is the most important component of Missouri’s spring turkey season.

This season, which runs from April 19-May 9, is one of the state’s big outdoor events of the spring. The season limit is two male turkeys, only one of which may be taken during the first week of the season. Shooting hours are a half-hour before sunrise until 1 p.m. CDT.

As is the case with all of Missouri’s hunting seasons, spring turkey season is a time for hunters to focus on proper techniques for handling firearms, practicing good judgment in the field and all the other safety aspects that are important parts of hunting.

Last year, the Missouri Department of Conservation received one report of a nonfatal hunting incident during the…

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