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myemmy

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Turtles
« on: Jul 10, 2019, 06:41 PM »
Anyone harvest and eat any turtles snappers

Mac Attack

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Re: Turtles
« Reply #1 on: Jul 10, 2019, 06:48 PM »
30+ yrs ago I was volunteer fireman.
We had a guy in the Dept that knew how to clean and cook them.  Really dark and hearty soup.
Loved it.

rgfixit

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Re: Turtles
« Reply #2 on: Jul 10, 2019, 07:39 PM »
This one was about 2 feet across. Caught it while bullhead fishing.


Happily, he spit the hook. Too gnarly for me to consider eating.

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Re: Turtles
« Reply #3 on: Jul 10, 2019, 07:41 PM »
Yea Bob.
Thank god.
They are nasty and gnarly.
Also loaded with bacteria.

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Re: Turtles
« Reply #4 on: Jul 10, 2019, 08:07 PM »
I'm going to build a trap soon to remove a very large one from one of my ponds. If anybody wants one in my area it's yours. It's illegal here to relocate them, as to the nearby river allegedly because they can spread disease. I don't buy it as the turtle would be from the same watershed and they move around a lot,  and they can't be too diseased if the live as long as they do.
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Re: Turtles
« Reply #5 on: Jul 10, 2019, 08:27 PM »
Im a big reptile guy I have never heard of a turtle spreading anything except salmonella to himans who keep them in dirty tanks as for relocating them I don't think you can legally relocate any animal and there are rules for taking snappers for food not sure if you can still take diamond back terrapins as for nasty they actually make good pets when raised from babies and are very cool looking when not covered in moss

trapper2000

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Re: Turtles
« Reply #6 on: Jul 10, 2019, 08:47 PM »
ate a lot of turtles when I was a kid .... they say there is 7 flavors of meat in a turtle ,my personal opinion isn't exactly that but they weren't bad the soup was good and fried wasn't bad either
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bigal409

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Re: Turtles
« Reply #7 on: Jul 11, 2019, 05:15 AM »
They must travel long ways. Had a snapper crossing in my road the other day and there isn't any water within a half mile from there.

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Re: Turtles
« Reply #8 on: Jul 11, 2019, 05:45 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D





Sometimes we live no particular way but our own.....<br />Strangers stopping strangers just to shake there hand...<br />\"Dying is the easy part. Learning how to live is the hard part....\"

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Re: Turtles
« Reply #9 on: Jul 11, 2019, 05:52 AM »


Sometimes we live no particular way but our own.....<br />Strangers stopping strangers just to shake there hand...<br />\"Dying is the easy part. Learning how to live is the hard part....\"

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Re: Turtles
« Reply #10 on: Jul 11, 2019, 06:13 AM »
 Snappers only July 15-sept30
 By gun or bow
 With a min. 12” shell

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Re: Turtles
« Reply #11 on: Jul 11, 2019, 06:27 AM »
Snapping turtles are great table far! Don't forget bullfrogs too for the table! I kill a couple turtles and lots of frogs every year well out bowfishing..











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Re: Turtles
« Reply #12 on: Jul 11, 2019, 06:29 AM »



I like them to much to kill one to eat it but I'd like to try it someday, they are an awesome animal
done dirt cheap!

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Re: Turtles
« Reply #13 on: Jul 11, 2019, 07:14 AM »
SAVE A CHICKEN EAT A TURTLE


give the turtle a break see one in the road  get him out before some knuckle head runs him over ...I even save mud turtles
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Re: Turtles
« Reply #14 on: Jul 11, 2019, 07:36 AM »
We used to hook and line them years ago to make soup.  My brother paid his rent in college selling them to restaurants a few decades ago.  We were in Arizona a few years ago and came on a terrapin in the road.  We stopped to move him out and saw he had been hit in the past.  Someone had repaired his shell with what looked like JBWeld and obviously he survived.
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