If you are looking to go out and bag your own bird to put on the table for Thanksgiving next week, then Missouri is the state for you. Missouri was named one of the top 5 states for turkey hunting in the US, check out the details here...

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According to the website hunterwholesale.net, Missouri is the 4th best state in the country for Turkey Hunting. Missouri ranks fourth behind only Ohio in 1st, followed by, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. What about Missouri makes it a destination for Turkey hunters? On the site they say...

"The population is large, and the terrain is varied, making it easy to find good hunting spots. The Ozarks offer a challenge for hunters, with their steep hills and thick forests. The plains are also home to a large population of turkeys, and the open terrain makes it easy to spot the birds...Missouri has many public hunting areas, which provide access to a variety of different habitats."

The site does go on to mention that in 2021 there were a total of 34,595 turkeys harvested in the Show-Me State of Missouri. To learn more about the best states in the country for Turkey hunting just click here! 

I have never been on a turkey hunt or killed a turkey, in fact, I have never hunted anything. But I will say, it has to be very gratifying to go and kill the bird that you will then feed to your family on Thanksgiving. If I was to ever go hunting I firmly believe that Turkey hunting is where I would want to start, and there is no better place for that than Missouri.

States with the most registered hunters

Stacker analyzed data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine which states have the most registered hunters. Read on to see how your state ranks on Stacker’s list.