It's one of the best times of the year in Missouri unless you have feathers and happen to be a Thanksgiving food favorite. The spring version of turkey season is about to begin in Missouri on Monday and there are two big changes you need to know about if you plan to hunt.

The Missouri Department of Conservation has details of spring turkey hunting season and some things have not changed. KY3 in Springfield noticed that the public land hunting hours are the same ending every afternoon at 1pm.

There are 2 big changes that you will want to know about though. First of all, you may now hunt until sunset if you're doing it on private land (with permission from the owner, of course).

The other big change will impact your wallet as prices for permits for Missouri's spring turkey hunting season have risen. Here's what the Department of Conservation says it will cost you this season:

  • Resident Price $18.00
  • Resident Landowner Price $0.00
  • Youth (6-15) Price $9.00
  • Nonresident Price $233.50
  • Nonresident Landowner Price 172.00

A representative from the Missouri Department of Conservation told KY3 that the state has upped permit prices just to keep up with how much things cost these days to manage the season.

The hunting limit has not changed as hunters are allowed "Two male turkeys or turkeys with a visible beard."

Spring turkey season in Missouri begins on Monday, April 15, 2024 and continues through Sunday, May 5, 2024.

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