Successful hunters Andy and Brian, right, Durham.

Texas County finished the first week of the spring turkey season in third place in Missouri, the Missouri Department of Conservation said.

Jeff Crites, a local agent, said hunters killed 381 birds in the county. The breakdown: adult gobblers, 295; bearded hen, 8; and juvenile gobbler, 78.

Statewide, hunters killed 21,021 birds.

The other top counties were: Franklin, 450; and St. Genevieve, 393.

The season runs through May 9.

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply Cancel reply