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  1. #1
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    Getting Rid of Turtles

    Does anyone know how to get rid of mud turtles in a pond. They are everywhere and very aggressive-lost a good top water bait to a huge one this morning. Any help would be greatly appericated.

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    Re: Getting Rid of Turtles

    Call Ernie Brown, aka the Turtleman.......

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    Re: Getting Rid of Turtles

    Quote Originally Posted by artcarney_agr View Post
    Call Ernie Brown, aka the Turtleman.......
    Yeyeyeyeyeyeyeyeyey!!!

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    Re: Getting Rid of Turtles

    You guys beat me to it

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    Re: Getting Rid of Turtles

    I shoot them with a .22 and i just recently say they sell traps to catch them online that arent to aweful on price.

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    Re: Getting Rid of Turtles

    The way we do it is to take and tie a BIG hook to a piece of trot line. Drive a stake in the ground or use a tree or post or anything you have there. Make the line to where the hook will be about 6-8 feet from the bank when you throw it out. Put a piece of deer meat on it and throw it out over night. Make sure that whatever you use to tie the line to is strong enough to hold the pull of the turtle. We have cleaned turtles out of ponds doing this within a couple days using multiple lines.

    Once we get them drug up to the bank we just shoot them. Like what you see on swamp people, but with turtles and not gators.

    P.S. They will be highly ticked when you pull them in. Be ready.


    Jason

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    Re: Getting Rid of Turtles

    A 22, a lawn chair, radio, six-pack, and a lot of amo....have fun!

    -Rich

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    Re: Getting Rid of Turtles

    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit1 View Post
    The way we do it is to take and tie a BIG hook to a piece of trot line. Drive a stake in the ground or use a tree or post or anything you have there. Make the line to where the hook will be about 6-8 feet from the bank when you throw it out. Put a piece of deer meat on it and throw it out over night. Make sure that whatever you use to tie the line to is strong enough to hold the pull of the turtle. We have cleaned turtles out of ponds doing this within a couple days using multiple lines.

    Once we get them drug up to the bank we just shoot them. Like what you see on swamp people, but with turtles and not gators.

    P.S. They will be highly ticked when you pull them in. Be ready.


    Jason
    Did the same thing in my buddies private pond only instead of deer meat we used sardines. We took out 11 turtles in one day. Gave them all to his uncle who cleaned them and ate them. I didn't get to try it but apparently they taste great.

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    Re: Getting Rid of Turtles

    Quote Originally Posted by MetalFish513 View Post
    Did the same thing in my buddies private pond only instead of deer meat we used sardines. We took out 11 turtles in one day. Gave them all to his uncle who cleaned them and ate them. I didn't get to try it but apparently they taste great.
    I have never tried it myself. My Dad like them, he makes turtle soup, but he said its something he has to be in the mood for.

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    Talking Re: Getting Rid of Turtles

    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit1 View Post
    The way we do it is to take and tie a BIG hook to a piece of trot line. Drive a stake in the ground or use a tree or post or anything you have there. Make the line to where the hook will be about 6-8 feet from the bank when you throw it out. Put a piece of deer meat on it and throw it out over night. Make sure that whatever you use to tie the line to is strong enough to hold the pull of the turtle. We have cleaned turtles out of ponds doing this within a couple days using multiple lines.

    Once we get them drug up to the bank we just shoot them. Like what you see on swamp people, but with turtles and not gators.

    P.S. They will be highly ticked when you pull them in. Be ready.


    Jason
    Beef chunks work very well. Don't waste that Venison !

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    Re: Getting Rid of Turtles

    Quote Originally Posted by RICHYD4U View Post
    A 22, a lawn chair, radio, six-pack, and a lot of amo....have fun!

    -Rich
    That was my first thought, but close to neighbors. I think I will try the trot line tied to a tree. If I catch any, then I will use the .22 of mabe the .410.

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    Re: 2 choices

    One: Empty 2 liter soda bottle, about 18" line and small stout hook. Thin slice of beef liver for bait--It is really tough and hard to get off. Toss them out at night like you are jug fishing. Next morning check for jugs near the bank. The turtles will try to hid in moss or under bushes.
    Two: 223 with hollow points. A bit more power makes all the difference.

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