The Mark Twain Lake Apprentice Turkey Hunt is designed for adults, 18 years of age or older, that have little to no experience turkey hunting. Hunters will be accompanied by an experienced mentor hunter that is provided during the event. Participants may also provide their own mentor hunter, so long as they comply with the requirements of the Missouri Department of Conservation hunting regulations.
All hunters must comply with the 2017 Missouri Department of Conservation hunting regulations. They must either possess a valid hunter education certification, or an Apprentice Hunter Authorization. All hunters must possess a valid Missouri spring turkey hunting permit. To insure a safe hunting experience, special event rules will be in effect throughout the two day hunt, and will be outlined for participants prior to the hunt. Weapons are restricted to 20-gauge or larger shotguns.
Event application is available on-line at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdlLyMj6noamYYzJVESnitoam2mGKGa8GB5Ou6cQukhpa_TEw/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link>
Applications must be received on or before April 21, 2017 to qualify for the hunt. A random drawing will be held to determine the ten participants. Successful applicants must attend a hunt coordination meeting on the evening of May 5, 2017 at the M.W. Boudreaux Visitor Center. For further information, please contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office, 20642 Highway J, Monroe City, Missouri, 63456, or phone (573) 735-4097.