Officials with the Missouri Department of Conservation are releasing the total number of turkey killed during the fall firearms season. During the month of October, hunters bagged nearly 5,700 turkeys, which is down 200 from last year. Some say the decrease is due to a decline in firearm sales. Reports show that 14,000 firearms were sold this year, which is a five percent decrease from last year. Officials also report that most of the state saw a decrease in the turkey population except in the central region of the state which saw an eight percent increase.