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Apply for Missouri 2018 Spring Turkey Hunts by Feb 28
Submitted by: Backcountry Press Outdoor News
Posted on: 02/12/18
- Some managed hunts require hunters to attend a mandatory pre-hunt orientation. If you cannot attend the orientation, do not apply.
- You may apply for only one hunt. You may apply for that hunt individually or as a group of two or three hunters. Those applying for a youth-only hunt may apply individually or with one other youth.
To apply -- Go online to the Managed Hunt Application. If you correctly enter all the required information, you will receive a message confirming your application.
POINTS TO REMEMBER
If you cannot attend, another hunter cannot take your place. Only those hunters who applied and were drawn may attend.
Individuals not drawn for a managed spring turkey hunt may not accompany a hunter who was successfully drawn.
Bag Limit: 1 male turkey or turkey with visible beard. Note: A turkey taken at a managed hunt counts toward the two-bird season limit. For example, if you take a turkey during a managed hunt before April 24, you may not harvest another turkey during the first week of the regular season.
YOUTH-ONLY MANAGED HUNTS
Youth-only managed hunts are for youth ages 11–15. Apply online for these hunts. Unlike the regular hunt application, youth may apply only singly or with one other youth. Successful applicants will be notified by mail. Youth who apply for a youth-only hunt may not apply for any other regular, non-youth managed hunt.
Hunter-education certification is required for all successful youth applicants. Minimum age to enroll in a hunter-education course is 11. Hunter-education certification is not required to apply for these youth-only managed hunts, but must be achieved before the pre-hunt orientation, or in the case of Caney Mountain, the actual hunt.
All youth hunters must have an adult sponsor who will hunt with them. Department staff will attempt to find a mentor if the youth does not have one, but cannot guarantee a mentor for each youth hunter. The sponsor must attend the pre-hunt orientation if one is required. The sponsor must have hunter-education certification unless the sponsor was born before Jan. 1, 1967.
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Apply for Missouri 2018 Spring Turkey Hunts by Feb 28.
- You must be 11 years old or older by the date of the managed hunt in order to apply.
- You must be hunter-education certified or exempt prior to the managed hunt.
- You must be between 11 and 15 to attend a youth managed hunt.