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i've been seeing a bunch of large snapper turtles while bowfishing and wondering if anyone knows the regs on sticking a couple with my bow

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Read the REGs.its in there.I was in the kayak yesterday and saw HUGE soft spinyshell turtles.I took a turtle once did'nt know what I was doing! tried to clean it got only a handfull of meat it was tough, and I decided never take one again unless There's a person with some experience,cleaning & cooking To help me.

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thanks for the response sparcebag i looked last night and couldn't find the regs on the DNR HSOforum at all. i have had turtle and its amazing.

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I have the booklet and I think I read it there I'll check and post the pages and then you can determine how is written.

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 Originally Posted By: killincarp870
i've been seeing a bunch of large snapper turtles while bowfishing and wondering if anyone knows the regs on sticking a couple with my bow

Why?

Aren't there enough carp to shoot at?

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You could shoot them after July 1 before but the wording in the book has changed so it doesnt specifically say anything about bowfishing. I've tried to contact the DNR for clarification but havent gotten a response. If anyone finds out anything for sure post it up.

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Page 69 under turtles; Harvest by traps,nets,or other equipment requires a additional turtle license.

You'll have to contack the DNR for the meaning of other equipment.

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merkman... there are plenty of carp to be had but have you ever had turtle? its great. thanks for the help sparcebag i might have to go buy a another license:)

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 Originally Posted By: killincarp870
merkman... have you ever had turtle? its great.

No, I never have.

I might have to try it someday.

I didn't know you planned to eat it.

I would just hate to see turtles get shot and left on a farmers field.

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Turtle is actually quite good. Seems to me though that I also remember seeing that you need a special liscense to take them legally.

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currect, i believe. only need a fishing license if taking by hand or angling. i do believe there is a limit but i would chack further as i dont believe its legal to take turtle right now because/ or until they lay there eggs. aug 1 comes to mind, not sure.

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