1. huntermucher2

    huntermucher2 6 pointer

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    Is it good? I've got a bunch of big snapping turtles in my ponds and I was needing a good reason to get them out.
     
  2. new guy

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    good luck cleaning one...i had a hard time
     
  3. philipfleek

    philipfleek 12 pointer

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    Easy to clean just takes time and well worth the trouble
     
  4. deerhunter24

    deerhunter24 8 pointer

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    sounds like a great job.for turtle man he the best
     
  5. mudfisher

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    Simple! Go to Walmart and get you you some 100 test pound trot line or higher and some good trot line hooks! Gig you some frogs and put them on the hooks make sure the frogs are dead cause they will swim back to the bank, The next morning you should have you some turtles! Wish you the best of luck ;)
     
  6. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    raw pork rinds soaked in chicken blood always worked great for me. Chicken hearts and gizzards too. Take the time to clean one and you won't regret it.
     
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  7. deerhunter24

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    Turtle man to the rescue
     
  8. mudfisher

    mudfisher Spike

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    That rite their is funny i dont care who you are!
     
  9. CSS archer

    CSS archer BBBC Members

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    Catch some bluegill, dry them out, 2/0 limerick hook, #24 twisted nylon twine, best turtle bait.. Easy to clean, cut around the shell, bust the nek and tail joint with a small hatchet, skin out each piece, neck is the best...

    Fry in favorite chicken breading, then steam for an hour or so in oven on 250 degrees... Yum yum!!!
     
  10. trust me

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    You make it sound so easy.

    I've cleaned my last one. It's delicious stuff but peeling that hide is next to impossible.
     
  11. new guy

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    lol ill second that
     
  12. lil' beaver

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    Turtle is not difficult to clean, it just takes a lot of time. After you take time to catch them you need to keep them in a barrel of water for about a week and change the water a few times. Then when you kill it ( cut it's head off ) you have to wait 30 min. for it to die ( or quit kicking ) . IMO Skinning/cleaning it is no different than anything else but takes time. Cooking turtle also takes more time, I bought a pressure cooker a while back and it has cut cooking time by more than an hour. But the time spent is well worth it, you will get a lot of good meat. ;)
     
  13. EKYridgerunner

    EKYridgerunner 10 pointer

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    I tried cleAning one like you would any other game...mistake...Isn't there a way to pump them full with a water hose to separate the skin?
     
  14. philipfleek

    philipfleek 12 pointer

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    Do a search of mine. Y'all sound like a bunch of chicks. I posted steps and info.
    Good lord!!!???
     
  15. philipfleek

    philipfleek 12 pointer

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    Ky men can't figure it out,,, head north!
     
  16. CSS archer

    CSS archer BBBC Members

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    I do cut the claws off at the wrist of each foot to keep them from scratching me when cutting around the shell. It's not difficult, but I've been skinning things since I was 7 years old...
     
  17. captain71

    captain71 10 pointer

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    For some reason this year the snapping turtles on my pond died. I don't know what happen to them the fish nor the other turtles ware effected to what ever killed the snapping turtles.
     

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  18. B Hicks

    B Hicks 12 pointer

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    Yep, wirecutters are in my turtle cleaning kit... those claws dig in...


    One other thing;;; when you clean one, be sure and save the liver if you like to catfish... Catfish love turtle liver...
     
  19. KYBH4Life

    KYBH4Life Banned

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    that's very odd b/c turtles are some tough ol critters.....
     
  20. deerhunter24

    deerhunter24 8 pointer

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    head to TURTLEMAN
     

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