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A hunter looks over his turkey hunting decoys as the start of turkey season nears.

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Firearms hunters take 5,700 turkeys

Missouri conservation officials say hunters took nearly 5,700 turkeys during fall firearms season, down about 200 from last year.

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DRIFTWOOD OUTDOORS: Get your guns ready to fire

Turkey hunting can be a special time

Sitting here on the brink of my oldest daughter’s first hunt, I worry there is something I have forgotten to do. The bags are packed, so to speak, and she is as ready mentally as she’s going to be, so maybe it’s just the nerves of father trying to hook a kid for life.

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