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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => Outdoors Activities => Hunting => Topic started by: Artos on July 05, 2012, 06:00:39 AM

Title: Turtle trap from Popular Mechanics
Post by: Artos on July 05, 2012, 06:00:39 AM
Loved this and a bunch of the other tips.

(http://www.popularmechanics.com/cm/popularmechanics/images/9k/110-tips-69-0312-lgn.jpg)
Title: Re: Turtle trap from Popular Mechanics
Post by: SteveandTracyinKY on December 12, 2012, 05:07:48 PM
When going after turtles I usually run a large catfish style hook on a heavy nylon line (usually 80lb +) tied off to a steel cable (usually picture hanging wire) which is looped around a anchor on the bank. Best anchor is a small tree that will bend as the turtle pulls. Then bait with a nice large chuck of chicken. Keeps the turtle alive so it can be purged.
Title: Re: Turtle trap from Popular Mechanics
Post by: TexGuy on December 12, 2012, 07:11:33 PM
Nice pic Artso, sorry the rat trap will not hold a large one.
Title: Re: Turtle trap from Popular Mechanics
Post by: The Meat Trapper on May 03, 2013, 06:57:09 AM
My favorite turtle trap is the Quarles turtle trap. It's a floating cage trap that catches them alive and unharmed. This way I can release the sliders and small snappers and keep the big ones. If you happen to be selling to the live market, you have to catch them in a floating cage or a hoop net  - you can't sell a snapper with a hook in it.

I've also found that cut up beaver tail makes a great oily bait that can be re used many times, unlike chicken livers.

http://meattrapper.com/2013/04/12/beaver-tail-is-great-turtle-bait/ (http://meattrapper.com/2013/04/12/beaver-tail-is-great-turtle-bait/)