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Are snapping turtles edible? Is any turtle flesh edible? If so what is it... I am looking for fresh water turtles. Thanks, Seth

from trudeau on 01.23.13

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from LovesOutdoors wrote 1 year 25 weeks ago

Snapper soup with a little sherry is my favorite soup. My youngest Brother used to catch snapping turtles. He stuck a long pole inside the mud, attached a large weakfish hook onto a steel leader with a chuck of fish on the hook. Next day the snapper floating there still alive, and meaner then a hornet.

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from JHP wrote 1 year 25 weeks ago

Turtle soup is delicious. I have heard from trappers the turtle should be kept in fresh water until it poops and then butcher it. Makes it better tasting.

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from JM wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

Snapping turtles are definitely edible. A lot of preparation goes into making them palatable though(multiple days).

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

Yup, they're edible. Whether they're EAT-able is another matter though.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

Snapping turtles are edible as are most turtles. It's a lot of work for not much meat in my opinion. In my state most turtles are protected except the snapper so be sure to check your states regulations.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

Snapping turtles are edible as are most turtles. It's a lot of work for not much meat in my opinion. In my state most turtles are protected except the snapper so be sure to check your states regulations.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

Yup, they're edible. Whether they're EAT-able is another matter though.

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from JM wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

Snapping turtles are definitely edible. A lot of preparation goes into making them palatable though(multiple days).

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from JHP wrote 1 year 25 weeks ago

Turtle soup is delicious. I have heard from trappers the turtle should be kept in fresh water until it poops and then butcher it. Makes it better tasting.

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from LovesOutdoors wrote 1 year 25 weeks ago

Snapper soup with a little sherry is my favorite soup. My youngest Brother used to catch snapping turtles. He stuck a long pole inside the mud, attached a large weakfish hook onto a steel leader with a chuck of fish on the hook. Next day the snapper floating there still alive, and meaner then a hornet.

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