Kaleb Silveus, age 9, with his youth weekend turkey he killed Sunday morning. He is the son of Kevin and Stacey Silveus.

Youth turkey hunters in Texas County bagged 51 birds during a special weekend season.

That’s up one from last year, according to a Missouri Department of Conservation report.

The count: adult gobblers, 35; juvenile gobblers, 16; and bearded hen, none.

Statewide, 3,944 were killed. The top counties in Missouri were: Franklin, 133; Osage, 100; and St. Genevieve, 77.



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