beginners luck?

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by madgoosr, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. madgoosr

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    <P>Made 3 turtle traps yesterday and set them last night, without much knowledge at all,except what I got from Stan and others here. Not too bad, I was 1 for 3. He topped out at 27 pounds.</P>
     
  2. Bshive

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    <P>I have always wondered how you kill them after trapping them. Are there different methods?</P>
     

  3. madgoosr

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    <P>I am not sure what the best way is. This is my first rodeo at trapping them. I have heard everything from be-heading them to a hammer and even shoot them with a framing nailer. I will once again have to turn to the OW pages for the best way for that and how to skin them out.</P>
     
  4. sbe023

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    <P>there are a few threads at <A href="http://www.ohiogamefishing.com" target=_blank>www.ohiogamefishing.com</A> about turtles and recipes.</P>
     
  5. quillbilly

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    <P>Smack him in the nose with a hammer Paul!</P>
     
  6. madgoosr

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    <P>Maybe these are dumb questions but any way... do all turtles have a hole in their tongue? If so does it have a purpose? The one I caught has one and I was wondering if it was normal or not. Next, how long in the clean out tub? Week or two?&nbsp;Thanks!</P>
     
  7. madgoosr

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    <P>Thanks, hopefully it won't be too bad- I have a guy I work with that I found out traps and feels for them coming to assist. Just found out today he does it. He uses rope traps. Prefers to feel for them&nbsp; <IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/eek.gif" align=absMiddle border=0>. That just isn't right! Maybe once I see a couple come out, I would get up enough sack to do it myself. Key to that is MAYBE!!!</P>
     
  8. johnch

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I get them to bite a stick ,strech the neck .I then use a large set of tree triming lopers ,as close to the head as possible</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Have fun </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Johnch</P>