samhill wrote:I`ve seen some trapped here, it seems that if you stake down an old tire in the shallows, put some rank chicken pieces inside the turtle will go in for the meat & if the right size get stuck in the tire. Don`t imagine that it`s in any way legal but I`ve seen a few trapped. But like Freddy in my area if you keep an eye out they cross the road quite often, & you are in for a fight. I`ve seen a few that could probably chew right through a tire & rip it off a car to boot.
Use to trap them out of farm ponds. Take a couple of empty milk jugs with heavy line, bait with grizzly meat and throw in pond. Check every day and when jugd move you have one, just hook it and pull it in and let the battle begin.
Would put them in a water tank with clean water for a few days to clean them out before cutting their heads off and hanging them up to bleed out.