Would you like to share those beautiful spring mornings in the turkey woods with a good friend or a spouse who has never hunted before? You know they would love it, but you can't get them to invest the time to take the hunter education course.
To help introduce adults to hunting, the Missouri Conservation Department now allows hunters age 16 and older who are not hunter-ed certified to hunt with firearms, as long as they:
Note: The Apprentice Hunter Authorization allows the holder to purchase firearms permits throughout the permit year, and it can be purchased for two permit years. After the second year, the apprentice hunter will be required to become hunter-education certified if he or she wants to continue hunting on a firearms permit.
Missouri is a leader in hunter recruitment, and the Apprentice Hunter Authorization is just one more tool to help you share your hunting knowledge and tradition with your friends and family. Encourage your apprentices to attend a hunter education class or take the new online course available this summer before next year's spring turkey season.
Youth Spring Turkey Hunting Season
Who May Participate:
The youth hunter must be:
April 4 - April 5, 2009
Shooting Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset Central Daylight-Saving Time
Youth hunters must possess one of the three following permits:
Note: Landowner permits are valid only on the land for which they are issued.
Youth Season Limit:
One male turkey or turkey with visible beard. See restrictions below:
April 20 -May 10, 2009
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1 p.m. Central Daylight-Saving Time
Hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1967, must be hunter education certified to purchase a Resident or Nonresident Spring Turkey Hunting Permit. See "Hunter Education Certificate Requirement".
Two male turkeys or turkeys with visible beard may be taken during the season, with the following restrictions:
|Resident Spring Turkey Hunting Permit||$17|
|Resident Landowner Spring Turkey Hunting Permit||no cost|
|Nonresident Spring Turkey Hunting Permit||$175|
|Nonresident Landowner Spring Turkey Hunting Permit||$75|
|Youth Deer & Turkey Hunting Permit||$17|