Hunters prepare for turkey season

Turkey season starts Monday, April 15.

Turkey hunting season starts this Monday and mid-Missourians are getting ready.

Doug Alley, owner of Ammo Alley in Hartsburg, said the most important items to have to go turkey hunting are shot guns, bird callers, decoys and camo gear.

Neon orange gear is not required for turkey hunting like it is for deer hunting, but Alley said it's a good idea to wear the color and always be conscious of what you're shooting at.

Turkey hunters wear full camo attire, so they blend into the brush easily.

Alley also said that Missouri has some of the best turkey hunting in the country, and the industry could bring revenue into the state if it were promoted more.