MDC Encourages Turkey Hunters to Submit Fall Feathers

The Missouri Department of Conservation wants Missouri turkey hunters to save and submit feathers from birds they harvest this fall for a research project that will improve MDC’s ability to estimate turkey abundance across the state.

Hunters who successfully harvest a turkey during either the Archery Deer and Turkey Season or Fall Firearms Turkey Season can voluntarily submit feathers from their turkey at no cost.

Interested hunters should retain a wing and three to five feathers from the breast after Telechecking their turkey. 

To receive a feather submission packet, hunters must register to participate at