Missouri turkey hunters asked to submit feathers for MDC research project

(KBSI) – The Missouri Department of Conservation asks Missouri turkey hunters to save and submit feathers from birds they harvest this fall for a research project.

The project aims to improve the ability to estimate turkey abundance across Missouri.

Hunters who successfully harvest a turkey during either the Archery Deer and Turkey Season or Fall Firearms Turkey Season can voluntarily submit feathers from their turkey at no cost.

Interested hunters are asked to retain a wing and 3-5 feathers from the breast after Telechecking their turkey. They will then be mailed a feather submission packet, including a postage-paid return envelope to submit feathers at no cost.

Tap here to receive a feather submission packet and to register.

Tap here for more information on turkey hunting in Missouri.

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