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Book 3 Turkey Hunts & Get the 4th Turkey Hunt FREE!
By Darrin Bradley
Feb 19, 2007, 06:38

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Turkey Hunting

Book 3 Turkey Hunts & Get the 4th Turkey Hunt FREE!


Turkey Hunting | 15 inch beard
Daniel Rorrar got more than he bargained for with this 15 inch bearded bird, ranking in the top 50 of all time.

Missouri Turkey Hunting
A Boss Missouri Tom

IMB Outfitters offers 3 different species of wild turkey across 5 states. We’ve got “em” all but the Osceola. With IMB you can pursue Rio, Eastern, and Merriam. (See chart at bottom for detailed state/species information.)

Although the National Wild Turkey Federation reports that the wild turkey resides in 49 states across America, 40% of the record tom entries come directly from Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. In fact, during the 2005 Spring Gobbler Season IMB Hunters recorded two birds that finished in the top 50 toms of all time. While all three States hold much promise of success Missouri has measured up as the #1, State in the Nation for populations of turkey, and recorded trophy toms for more than 7 consecutive years. In short, the greatest turkey hunting in the world is located in the State of Missouri. Wanna get a little more technical. Wild turkey populations in the State of Missouri are not equal throughout the state. Southern portions of the state do not hold the highest populations of birds. The highest population of wild turkey in Missouri are in the Northern Counties of Macon, Shelby, Adair, and Knox. These are the very counties you’ll be hunting in during your pursuit of a trophy tom or toms with our company.

Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri present the modern day turkey hunter with a pure species of Eastern Turkeys. The average bird our clients harvest is around 22 lbs, 10 inch beard, and over 1 ¼ inch spurs. Both fully and semi guided hunts are available with fully guided hunts averaging a higher success rate.

In fact, during the 2005 Spring Season, IMB hosted the Hunter Specialties Outdoor Writers Convention, sponsored by Thompson Center, Hunter Specialties, and Husqvarna. Famed Outdoor Television Celebrity and HS Pro Staffer, Alex Rutledge spearheaded the campaign and was accompanied by the industries top outdoor writers as seen to the right. 

Many of our hunters choose to hunt multiple states during their visit with us in the Spring. While you’re here you could hunt up to 3 states in one trip and harvest multiple birds as the seasons run simultaneously.


(Rates exceeding 100% indicate more opportunities to shot at trophy birds than hunters in camp. Rates exceeding 100% on harvest indicate hunters harvested more than one bird.)

Success Rates


Shot Opportunity Rate

Harvest Rate














     State did not get hunted


IMB Outfitters Turkey Hunting Information



Tags & Cost



Closest Town


4-16 to 5-6

Over the Counter - $145





4-9 to 5-10

Get App. online before 2-9 - $125





4-11 to 5-31

Over the Counter - $32





4-14 to 5-20

Online/DNR District Office - $86





4-16 to 4-19

Apply by phone - $189





4-20 to 4-24


4-25 to 5-1


5-2 to 5-20


Turkey Hunting Prices:

(Book 3 semi-guided turkey hunts and get the 4th turkey hunt FREE)

NOTE: Hunts prices include meals and lodging.

  • 3-day semi-guided - $850

  • 3-day fully-guided - $1350
    (1 guide to 1 hunter)  

  • 3-day fully-guided - $1150 per hunter
    (1 guide to 2 hunters)

  • 2nd bird fee - $150
    (No trophy fee on 1st bird)

Taxes may be applicable on the lodging portion of the hunt price.

Read what Editor, Scott Ohlmstead, of American Hunter writes regarding his recent hunt with IMB for turkeys in 2005. IMB is recommended by the North American Hunting Club.

Read the article here!

     Hunt the monster toms of the Midwest with IMB Outfitters. It’s an outdoor experience you won’t soon forget. Check out some of photos in our Turkey Gallery!


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