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NWTF & partners provide mentored dove hunts for first-time hunter

Interested in dove hunting but have never given it a try? The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) working with partnership with other organizations.

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Date of Event:  Hunt dates may vary but will be 9/1 and 1 or 2 other days during September 2018

Although not required, it is highly recommended that you attend either a hunter education class or a dove workshop if you have never previously hunted. Information on available classes can be found at the following links:

Dove Workshops:

Hunter Education Registration:

Please complete the following information:

Name _____________________________________________
Date of Birth ____________

Mailing Address ____________________________________________________________
City __________________________________________ State _____ Zip_______________

Phone Number___________________________ e-mail__________________________________________

Check the space that applies to you:

            First time hunter                                                                   ____

            Lapsed hunter (didn’t hunt anything the previous year)      ____

            First time migratory bird hunter                                        ____

            Youth hunter 11-15 with hunting experience                     ____

Preferred hunt (check all that you would attend but put a “1” by your preferred location)

Mountain Grove          ___      Lynchburg Area          ___      Paris Area                   ___     

East Prairie Area         ___      Cabool Area                ___      Hartsville Area            ___     

Mokane Area              ___      Washington Area        ___     

Chillicothe Area          ___      Joplin Area                 ___

Check here if you would like to attend more than one hunt if spots are available ___

If you do not have a shotgun check here ___
You can also sign up online at:  

This opportunity is being provided in an effort to recruit new hunters. Therefore, priority will be given to people, regardless of age, that have never previously hunted. Second priority will be given to youths 11-15 (even if they have previously hunted) followed by lapsed hunters (did not hunt anything the previous season), and those hunters that have not previously hunted migratory birds.

Send completed application to: John Burk, 7152 Tomahawk Lane, Steedman, MO 65077 or e-mail to

Note: Hunting licenses and shells will be the responsibility of the participant.

All information is due by August 27, 2018.

2017 Missouri Wild Turkey Brood Survey Results

This is produced by Jason Isabelle MDC Resource Scientist. You can down the full copy to review the report.

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2018 Seed Program

click on the link below to download the 2018 Seed Program form.

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2018 Missouri Governors Youth Hunt

Students must be 11-15 years of age to participate. Send completed application to: John Burk, 7152 Tomahawk Lane, Steedman, MO 65077. All information is due by April 1, 2018.

In addition to filling out the information above please enclose a letter describing why you wish to participate in the hunt and whether or not you have ever hunted previously. Priority will be given to first time hunters but first time turkey hunters will also be welcome if there are openings available.

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2017 Calendar Program

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NWTF Hunter Recruitment Form

Please help us track our progress towards achieving our hunter creation goals of 4,000 new hunters annually in Missouri. If you are an NWTF member and you have taken someone hunting that has never before hunted, please fill out the attached form and e-mail it to John Burk at or Ben Doerge at

Here is the form you will need to fill out and attach to the email NWTF Hunter Recruitment Report Form