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#2661050 - Sat Apr 28 2012 10:12 AM Snapping Turtles
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I was thinking about getting into trapping snapping turtles this summer. Does anyone know how much they pay for them on the commercial market?

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#2683037 - Mon May 28 2012 06:13 PM Re: Snapping Turtles [Re: NRA]
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I have no idea,you have to get a permit to sell them.
You would just have to find buyers,or better yet-keep them yourself!
A little over a month to go!!!!
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#2683238 - Mon May 28 2012 10:59 PM Re: Snapping Turtles [Re: NRA]
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You need a permit to sell them.As for price if there alive not a great price..Cleaned you can get a ok price.Bigger problem is finding someone to buy them...

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#2684140 - Wed May 30 2012 07:59 AM Re: Snapping Turtles [Re: NRA]
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Thatís solid advice, I knew buyers that preferred them processed and others that wanted them alive for different reasons. It is an isolated market, go out and figure out how to catch them, population in your given area, how many you can handle at one time, and how to process them. Then find buyers. Finding people that will give up who they sell to locally is rare. Commercially there are some buyers out thee but youíll get better money selling direct.
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#2684263 - Wed May 30 2012 11:43 AM Re: Snapping Turtles [Re: NRA]
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Swamp people PA style!!

Never ate turtle soup but always wanted to. Some one told me if you get a 55 gallon drum and put it in a spring they will clean themselves out and actually look pretty. I dont know something that has algea growing on it is not that appetizing to me. LOL
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#2684319 - Wed May 30 2012 12:55 PM Re: Snapping Turtles [Re: NRA]
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LOL!!! There's some truth to that. The clean out also takes the stench out of cleaning them.
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#2685156 - Thu May 31 2012 02:39 PM Re: Snapping Turtles [Re: NRA]
Keystonepaul Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 07 2009
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Loc: Northeastern PA
In the Monroe/Wayne/Lackawanna county areas Hunter's Gallery has turtle hooks. We had only 7 hooks last year and they ran out. they took our name and called us in the early winter when they got more in (for next year). My 9 year old took the call and I'm whispering "Who's that" as he continues to talk and then he says "Could you save us 25 and we'll be right up" he hangs up the phone and says, "the lady from Hunters Gallery wants us to come up and buy our 25 turtle hooks she has for us" 10 minutes later we were in the car and on our way. It's never dull. Keystonepaul

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#2685801 - Fri Jun 01 2012 11:15 AM Re: Snapping Turtles [Re: NRA]
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Loc: E-town
Could anyone post pics of their turtle lines and how they rig them? I looked on you tube with some success.


Edited by B292 (Fri Jun 01 2012 11:16 AM)

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#2686012 - Fri Jun 01 2012 04:18 PM Re: Snapping Turtles [Re: NRA]
diger1733 Offline
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No pics but real easy to make. 2 liter bottle with a tag attached with info.8-10 feet of heavy line.I've used masons line or parachute cord and a turtle hook.. Tie it all together. Use a hunk of meat and toss and wait. If there close to it they will get to it quick. From a bank tie off to a stake or heavy tree branch...

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#2686024 - Fri Jun 01 2012 04:32 PM Re: Snapping Turtles [Re: NRA]
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Loc: E-town
thanks diger

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