MDC Wants Feathers From Turkey Hunters This Fall

The Missouri Department of Conservation wants Missouri turkey hunters to save and share feathers from the wild turkeys they harvest this fall.

Hunters who harvest a turkey during archery or fall firearms season should mail feathers from their turkeys to MDC using a postage-paid envelope from MDC.

The feathers will help MDC scientists improve research models used to monitor turkey population trends and estimate turkey numbers across the state.

MDC instructs turkey hunters to save the 9th and 10th primary wing feathers and three to five breast feathers from harvested turkeys after Telechecking.

For a Feather Submission Form and more information, visit