Managed/Mentored Turkey Hunt Application Period
Registration is not required.


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Runge Conservation Nature Center
330 Commerce Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
(573) 526-5544
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Learn from our experienced instructors wildlife identification, habits and habitats, regulations, safety, hunting strategies, equipment and game care. Attend this class to increase your success in the field.
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The main goal of this hunt is to provide a positive mentored experience for six beginning turkey hunters. The hunt will take place May 1-2, 2021 at the Runge Conservation Nature Center, Jefferson City, MO. Longbow, recurve bow, compound bow, crossbow, or atlatl only. Please read the following information carefully: All interested hunters must contact Kevin Lohraff to request an application ( or 573-526-5544). Only hunters 11 and older who have never Telechecked a turkey are eligible to apply for the hunt. All hunters are required to hunt with a mentor assigned by MDC from ground blinds provided and placed by MDC. All hunters ages 11-17 must also be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Safety/Skill Requirement: All hunters are required to attend a safety/skill check session on April 30 at Runge. Sessions are one half-hour long and will be scheduled between 1-5:30 PM. A mandatory pre-hunt orientation meeting begins at 6 PM on April 30. Any hunter who does not attend the safety/skill check session or the pre-hunt orientation will be disqualified from the hunt. Hunter Education Requirement: All hunters age 18 and older must be hunter-ed certified or exempt prior to May 1. Hunters age 11-17 are exempt from this requirement for this hunt. Permit: All hunters must have purchased a 2021 Spring Turkey Hunting permit prior to the hunt. Limit: One (1) turkey with a visible beard. NOTE: A turkey taken at this managed hunt counts toward the two-bird season limit. Application: Hunters may apply only as individuals for this hunt. Contact Kevin Lohraff at or 573-526-5544 to request an application. Completed applications must be postmarked or emailed by 5 PM on March 1, 2021. You will be notified by March 15 whether you were selected for this hunt. Kevin Lohraff