beenHADdat LSU Fan Port Allen, LA Member since Sep 2011 326 posts
what is the best way to catch snapping turtles(Posted by beenHADdat on 6/21/12 at 6:34 am)
there is a canal that runs through our hunting lease and wanted to try to catch turtles. i've never done it before and need some advice/tips. i would like to try without traps first then maybe purchase some later if i think it would be worth it, but if using traps is the best way to do it and they are not very expensive i will try it.
OntarioTiger LSU Fan Canada Member since Nov 2007 1003 posts
re: what is the best way to catch snapping turtles(Posted by OntarioTiger on 6/21/12 at 9:49 am to AlxTgr)
You are right about a coonass and brakes – was headed to the Atch towing a 20’ boat when we spotted a nice snapper crossing the road … The coonass with me – yells stop stop so I layed on the brakes trying not to jack knife the trailer – I stop and coonass takes off out of truck like a spotted ape back to turtle. Too late … a Nissan sentra (not towing a boat) stops a lot faster and coonass w/o teeth stepped out grabs the 50+lb turtle and tosses it in the trunk and takes off. My coonass comes back and looks like someone just ran over his dog ….. he looks at me and says “man dat sucks – it was a nice turtle – no way I can tell my daddy bout dis he would be pissed” – he also thought I should have stopped faster. I probably could have but must admit that stopping for turtles was not part of my growing up so I was a little slow. BTW he and his daddy made a kick a** sauce picante so I was disappointed we missed the turtle too