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Title: Snapping turtle
Post by: amazinmoose on May 31, 2006, 08:57:13 AM
How do i hunt/trap this masive beasts? any help would be awesome thanks guys.. moose!
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: fishinboots on Oct 19, 2007, 12:21:19 PM
this is how u do it.  u take a 50 lb test baided lline with a big hook and a chunk of meat put meat on hook and have about 200 ft of line bring it out and drop it somewhere in pond where u think turtle is gonna be, leave it for a couple of days and u should have a turtle.  when u go to check it bring a pistol cuz ya gonna want to shoot it in the head.  then do whatever u want with him.  fishinboots ;Dhave fun!!
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: vivlamored on Nov 18, 2007, 05:56:37 PM
i tried  snapping turtle once i spit it out   :P
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: camocrazy82 on Mar 27, 2009, 10:34:43 PM
i tried  snapping turtle once i spit it out   :P

What? Dont grill it! Fry it in small peices. MMM Good!
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: Drewdog on Mar 24, 2010, 07:05:41 PM
Cook it in a crock pot it is awesome ;D ;D
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: Corporal Punishment on Mar 24, 2010, 07:36:42 PM
I will stick to walleye to eat,lot easier to fillet!!! ;)

Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 24, 2010, 08:28:17 PM
Cook it in a crock pot it is awesome ;D ;D



  Hey Drewdog,, Welcome to the site....   ;D
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: drobertsinMaryland on Mar 25, 2010, 08:04:39 AM
I had a relative who is long gone now but he used to make turtle soup. It was awesome do not know the recipe though.
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: FRESHBAIT on Aug 30, 2010, 04:42:33 AM
Like fishnboots said will work.  There is also traps that you can make, kinda like a big minnow trap but allows the turtle to get in.  You set them up near
shore so that the turtle will be able to stick his head up and breath.  I use the trusted method of heavy black cord to a heavy wire leader with a large
treble hook, and a hunk of chicken thigh or what ever.  I usually tie offr to a branch and toss it in the pond and then check it in a few hours.I'll set up
three or four down in the pond and get one on every line I set.  I've caught them in as little as 5 or 10 minutes.  Once caught I pull on the wire leader
to get the head to come out and then using a very sharp spade shovel or machete I chop the head off.  I like mine lightly battere and then fried.  Then
again what isn't good battered and fried. 

Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: maaco321. on Nov 05, 2010, 02:39:22 PM
Sounds like fun!
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: trapperjohn87 on Jul 13, 2012, 06:31:30 AM
I'm setting out turtle hooks today wish me luck ppl.  :P
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: trapperjohn87 on Jul 13, 2012, 11:36:10 AM
I GOT ONE!!!!!!!!! :P
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: Wolley on Jul 13, 2012, 11:40:26 AM
My grandfather used to catch them all the time on jug lines. Does any one know a basic procedure to butchering them? All i remember is him hangin them by the tail then getting their lower jaw with vice grips and then cutting their head of with a knife. i dont remember seeing how you split the shell and what the cuts of meat are.
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: trapperjohn87 on Jul 13, 2012, 12:24:36 PM
After u cut the head of let it bleed out then flip it on its back and where the bottom shell meets its top shell there is a skin or cartlige that joins the two that's where u cut the shell apart. Then once that's free cut the skin away all around the bottom shell and it should pop off. Next remove the legs neck and tail at the joints and take the skin off of them remove the guts and use a pair of wire cutters to remove the spin/ribs whichever u prefer to call them and remove the meat along the shell. Then soak over night in salt water and ur ready to cook the meat. U should keep the turtle a few days though in a cut off 55gal drum with clean water just enough to cover the shell to let the turtle clean itself out.
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 13, 2012, 12:46:53 PM
I GOT ONE!!!!!!!!! :P



     Cool...   Lets see some pictures...
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: drobertsinMaryland on Jul 13, 2012, 01:02:41 PM
Nice, I hope you took some pics to share as well.
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: trapperjohn87 on Jul 13, 2012, 01:49:56 PM
I did I just gotta figure out how to post them I'm new to the site and the internet thing. Never had it growing up.
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: Green Mountian Hunter on Jul 13, 2012, 03:38:21 PM
I GOT ONE!!!!!!!!! :P


Way to Go All right Hope you can show us some pic's ; You Have problems we all can help you here Please ask us we are all glad to help out  ;) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 13, 2012, 04:02:39 PM
I did I just gotta figure out how to post them I'm new to the site and the internet thing. Never had it growing up.



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Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: trapperjohn87 on Jul 13, 2012, 04:05:57 PM
Ok I'll try that after I get off work
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: peddler on Jul 13, 2012, 05:26:56 PM
Snapper soup, MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM good

Peddler  :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: aquaassassin on Jul 13, 2012, 07:38:00 PM
Can't wait to see these! A guy useto do it on the river behind my house I grew up in with a big hook tied to heavy heavy mono on a piece of floating 2x4 he would throw out a dozen or so anywhere a small stream dumped into the river, he did well!
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: trapperjohn87 on Jul 14, 2012, 09:22:30 PM
Everytime I go online to make a photobucket account it boots me offline. BLAH!!!!!!!!!!!  >:(
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 14, 2012, 09:31:42 PM
If you want you can Email them to me.   
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: trapperjohn87 on Jul 17, 2012, 09:17:33 AM
How would u post them under my name though?
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: trapperjohn87 on Jul 19, 2012, 12:34:59 PM
So is anyone doing any turtle trapping besides me?
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: loonyone on Jul 19, 2012, 12:38:04 PM
no trapper but if i did I would be sure to give them to my husband.....
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: trapperjohn87 on Jul 19, 2012, 01:28:51 PM
Lol I guess I'm the only one then :/
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: drobertsinMaryland on Jul 19, 2012, 01:47:05 PM
So is anyone doing any turtle trapping besides me?
I would but its illegal down here. :( Love me some snapper soup.
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: peddler on Jul 19, 2012, 02:32:56 PM
I would but its illegal down here. :( Love me some snapper soup.

Me too Drobs our office is outside Philly and that's a staple on menu's in that area.

Peddler  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Snapping turtle
Post by: trapperjohn87 on Jul 19, 2012, 03:25:29 PM
kWell that stinks :( maybe if I catch enough of them I could mail some soup once its made to u somehow. So far I only got one though
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