Missouri spring turkey hunting regular spring season runs April 15 through May 5. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to remind turkey and other hunters that the Conservation Commission approved regulations in August 2018 requiring the use of non-toxic shot for all hunting with shotguns on 16 more conservation areas in addition to its existing 21 areas where non-toxic shot is required for all hunting with shotguns. The new regulation became effective March 1.
The 16 conservation areas are: Aspinwall Bend, Church Farm, Corning, Deroin Bend, Diana Bend, Franklin Island, Frost Island, Lower Hamburg Bend, Nishnabotna, Perry (Ralph and Martha), Platte Falls, Plowboy Bend, Thurnau (H. F.), Rose Pond, Rush Bottom and Wolf Creek.
The 16 areas have been added to these 21 conservation areas that already require non-toxic shot for hunting with shotguns: B. K. Leach, Bob Brown, Black Island, Columbia Bottom, Cooley Lake, Coon Island, Duck Creek, Eagle Bluffs, Fountain Grove, Four Rivers, Grand Pass, Little Bean Marsh, Little River, Marais Temps Clair, Montrose, Nodaway Valley, Otter Slough, Schell-Osage, Settle’s Ford, Ted Shanks and Ten Mile Pond.