2013 Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting
- Turkeys may be taken in all counties except: Dunklin, McDonald, Mississippi, New Madrid, Newton, Pemiscot and Scott.
- One-half hour before sunrise to sunset
- Resident or Nonresident Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting Permit
- Resident Landowner Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting Permit
- Two turkeys, which may be of either sex, may be taken during the season, and they both may be taken on the same day.
- A shotgun (including .410) with shot not larger than No. 4
- A longbow, recurve bow or compound bow of any draw weight
- Atlatls, which are defined as a rod or narrow boardlike device used to launch, through a throwing motion of the arm, a dart 5 to 8 feet long
- Hand-held string releasing devices
- Illuminated sights, scopes and quickpoint sights
- Shotguns holding more than three shells in magazine and chamber combined
- Shot larger than No. 4 (in use or in possession)
- A bow fastened to a stock or other device that maintains the bow in a drawn position
- Any sighting device that casts a beam of light on the game
- Use of dogs, bait, recorded calls, live decoys
Points to remember
- Anyone hunting turkeys during the fall firearms turkey season may not be in possession of both a firearm and a bow. Some exceptions apply.
- Special regulations apply when pursuing feral hogs during the firearms turkey season. See "General Turkey Regulations" under "Related Information" below.
Safety sticker requirement
- All hunters using a shotgun must affix the "Be Safe" sticker to the receiver of their gun so it will be in their line of sight when shooting. The sticker must be maintained on the gun while hunting. Stickers are available at permit vendors and Conservation Department offices.