(Colten Scheulen is pictured who harvested this turkey in Miller County on private land)
Preliminary numbers from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young turkey hunters in Missouri harvested 2,771 birds over the past youth weekend, April 10 and 11.
Top harvest counties were Miller with 73 birds checked, Texas with 71, and Callaway with 68.
Audrain County checked in with 7 turkeys harvested.
Boone County had 18.
The regular turkey season runs April 19th through May 9th.