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 Post subject: Snapping turtles
PostPosted: 10 Apr 2007, 20:09 
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Anyone out there catch Snapping turtles?


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PostPosted: 10 Feb 2008, 15:13 
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Not on purpose!


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PostPosted: 10 Feb 2008, 15:32 
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Accidental 330 catch of a Texas loggerhead turtle in the early 80's

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PostPosted: 11 Feb 2008, 08:57 
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what did you do with that turtle swamp rat?


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PostPosted: 11 Feb 2008, 15:35 
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I caught it in a small feeder stream in a #330 I set for beaver, but rain had set in and all the feeders were flooding and the main creek was getting out of it's banks so I went as near to my set as I could and with a long sapling with a hook limb on it I "snagged" my trap and pulled it to me only for this 58lb turtle to bob up just in front of me......did I mention "TO MY SURPRISE"! :lol: It was dead, I suppose it had drowned, but once I got home with it and got some photos I took it out to the woods and secured it until the varmints had cleaned up it's shell and skull...which I still have in my shop. The resident vultures would never approach it....I found that of interest. Eating turtles is not unheard of down this way, I have worked with several folks who enjoy them. Honestly I have not tried them for table fare. That's one of the good things about trapping....sometimes you get to have an adventure you never expected.

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 Post subject: Re: Snapping turtles
PostPosted: 19 Nov 2010, 14:22 
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I grew up near Cynthiana, Ky and my friend and I used to catch all sorts of snapping turtles on our trot lines. We would usually catch some Blue Gill and use them as bait. Never caught any other kinds of turtles always Snappers.


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