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Missouri holds youth turkey hunt weekend

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young turkey hunters in Missouri harvested 3,721 birds over the past youth weekend, April 6 and 7. Top harvest counties were Gasconade with 92 birds harvested, Osage with 90, and Franklin with 89. In Laclede County, spring harvest totals were 31 adult gobblers, 27 juvenile gobblers and two bearded hens for a total of 60. For more on this story, see Wednesday's LCR.