Turtle Soup - Page 2

Turtle Soup

This is a discussion on Turtle Soup within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; We had some dinner-plate sized and larger snappers in our 40-acre pond on Cape Cod. I never tried to catch 'em, but it was sure ...

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 26 of 26
Like Tree23Likes

Thread: Turtle Soup

  1. #16
    Moderator
    Array gasmitty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Gilbert, AZ
    Posts
    10,809
    We had some dinner-plate sized and larger snappers in our 40-acre pond on Cape Cod. I never tried to catch 'em, but it was sure annoying when they'd take my bait and just bite through my line when I was fishing.

    I recall some goofball reality show where the redneck guy would swim through a slime-covered pond and catch snappers by the tail, then throw 'em on shore with a good rebel holler. Not my cup of tea.

    If you're going to shoot 'em, unless you hit the head you can forget about birdshot or even a .22 reliably penetrating the shell. If a .410 is all you've got, I'd use slugs.
    Smitty
    NRA Endowment Member


  2. #17
    Lead Moderator
    Array rstickle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Laurel, MD
    Posts
    21,977
    The .22 to the head sounds like the cheapest option (But is it legal where he lives?). Also have to ask the obvious... Did your friend call Animal Control??
    Rick

    EOD - Initial success or total failure

  3. #18
    mkh
    mkh is offline
    Distinguished Member Array mkh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Foxhole somewhere in Jacksonville
    Posts
    1,643
    Once I was swimming across turtle creek,
    Man those snappers all around my feet,
    Sure was hard swimming across that creek,
    Both hands holding on to my....

    If you're old enough I'll let you fill in the rest of the words. If you are too young then google it.
    Last edited by mkh; April 22nd, 2012 at 09:17 PM. Reason: Spelling

  4. #19
    Senior Moderator
    Array HotGuns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    14,981
    Be sure that its the American snapper and not an Alligator snapper. The Alligator snappers are protected.

    A guy caught one that weighed 160 pounds and was showing it at the town squre. The game warden wrote him a 600 dollar ticket and made him take it back to where got it and release it. Lucky for him it was still alive or it could have been a 2000$ fine as they are a protected species. They may be Federally protected for that matter, but I'm not for certain.

    The American snappers are smooth on the back of the shell. The Alligator snappers have a ridged shell that reminds me of a dinosaur. We have both around here, so just make sure which one you've got.
    Hopyard and DMan like this.
    I would rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.


    AR. CHL Instr. 07/02 FFL
    Like custom guns and stuff? Check this out...
    http://bobbailey1959.wordpress.com/

  5. #20
    VIP Member
    Array nn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    7,121
    I checked out this thread because I thought you wanted to eat them.
    Do not shoot them, use a set line with a big hook, bait it with a piece of fatback----preferably a piece with the rind attached and the hook through the rind, do not bury the hook point in the bait as the bait will be swallowed whole.

    Set your line similar to the way they do on swamp people except have the bait in the water. Set the lines before dark and check the next day.

    If you want to eat them e-mail me and I'll tell the rest of the story, as I might miss more comments in this thread..

  6. #21
    Distinguished Member Array ErnieNWillis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Willis, TX
    Posts
    1,230
    Quote Originally Posted by mkh View Post
    Once I was swimming across turtle creek,
    Man those snappers all around my feet,
    Sure was hard swimming across that creek,
    Both hands holding on to my....

    If you're old enough I'll let you fill in the rest of the words. If you are too young then google it.


    My dinga .......

  7. #22
    Ex Member Array Yoda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    East Texas
    Posts
    2,782
    I hunt turtles daily on my pond, it is a never ending battle. They have very good eyesight and it is hard to sneak up on them. A .22 will work fine, shotgun any gauge if you can get close enough. I have had good luck with a 9 mm, recently got about a 20 pounder.

    If you catch them sunning on the bank or on a tree limb they present the easiest target.

  8. #23
    VIP Member Array mlr1m's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    okla
    Posts
    4,298
    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Be sure that its the American snapper and not an Alligator snapper. The Alligator snappers are protected.

    A guy caught one that weighed 160 pounds and was showing it at the town squre. The game warden wrote him a 600 dollar ticket and made him take it back to where got it and release it. Lucky for him it was still alive or it could have been a 2000$ fine as they are a protected species. They may be Federally protected for that matter, but I'm not for certain.

    The American snappers are smooth on the back of the shell. The Alligator snappers have a ridged shell that reminds me of a dinosaur. We have both around here, so just make sure which one you've got.
    When I was a kid we would catch the Alligator snappers and fry them up. Don't know if they were protected back then or not. Good eating.
    Anyhoo's if you do catch a nice turtle that is not protected give him a stick to clamp down. When he latches on to it put your foot on his shell and pull on the stick to get his head out then whack it off with a machete or hatchet. Don't cut to far back behind the head else you will waste a lot of the meat on the neck. Then hang it up buy its tail for an hour or so to belled out real good.
    After this time bleeding it will still be moving but if you toss a pan of scalding water on the turtle it will stiffen up and quit moving making it easier to clean.

    Or I could just be full of it.

    Michael

  9. #24
    Distinguished Member Array RevolvingMag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Rock Hill, SC- Across Town From Where All the Homicides Happen
    Posts
    1,269
    Quote Originally Posted by mkh View Post
    Once I was swimming across turtle creek,
    Man those snappers all around my feet,
    Sure was hard swimming across that thing,
    Both hands holding on to my....

    If you're old enough I'll let you fill in the rest of the words. If you are too young then google it.
    It has to rhyme...
    Quote Originally Posted by ErnieNWillis View Post
    My dinga .......
    ...lingaling

    OH!! ......EVERYBODY SING!!
    "Rock and load, lock and roll... what's it matter? FIRE!!"

    "Gun control means hitting your target every time."

    Please take everything I say with at least one grain of salt- I am a very sarcastic person with a very dry sense of humor.

  10. #25
    mkh
    mkh is offline
    Distinguished Member Array mkh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Foxhole somewhere in Jacksonville
    Posts
    1,643
    Quote Originally Posted by RevolvingMag View Post
    It has to rhyme...


    ...lingaling

    OH!! ......EVERYBODY SING!!
    Ah, a couple of old timers.

    Remember "dead skunk in the middle of the road"?

    I promise to quit hijacking this thread.

  11. #26
    Senior Member
    Array Firearm.Fan.Girl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    513
    Quote Originally Posted by mkh View Post
    I promise to quit hijacking this thread.
    No, please, continue, it's OK!
    Hubby's wondering why I'm walking around the house singing weird songs.
    DontTreadOnI likes this.
    Carpe Diem
    "Winter Is Coming"


Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

.410 shot for snapping turtle

,
410 kill a turtle
,
best size 410 gauge shot for turtles in pond
,

buy turtle soup online

,
one day swimming across turtle creek man them snappers just snapping at my feet
,
shotgun shells for snapping turtle
,
south carolina snapping turtle soup
,

turtle soup recipe

,
where can you sell snapper turtles for soup in south new jersey
,
will a .45 acp kill a snapping turtle
,
will a 380 kill a catfish
,
will a 380 penetrate a snapping turtles shell
Click on a term to search for related topics.