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Discussion in 'Turtle Talk' started by tigdewalt, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. tigdewalt

    tigdewalt New Member

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    anyone here every bow hunt for turtle if so what is the best tip to use and where should the shot be placed (not sure if I can head shot) and how much elevation should be used to prevent the arrow from glancing off the water?
     
  2. adam1886

    adam1886 New Member

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    we dont specifically bow hunt for turtles but we do alot of bow fishing and will shoot snapping turtles to eat once in a while. if you going to be shooting in the water you need a bow fishing setup, that way you got the fiberglass arrows that will not glance off the water and you will be able to get your arrow back. as far as where to shoot them try for the skin like the neck or where the legs are because its tough to get the arrow back out of the shell.
     

  3. tigdewalt

    tigdewalt New Member

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    what type of tip should I use and thanks for the info
     
  4. adam1886

    adam1886 New Member

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    higginsville,missouri
  5. Shenandoah

    Shenandoah New Member

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    Save the arrows for carp and gar. set out lines for the turtle.
     
  6. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    ya i would agree. more injuries and lost specimens are most likley gonna result. its like trying to shoot a dinosaur.
     
  7. Larry Beever

    Larry Beever New Member

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    I'm curious, What is your reason for hunting
    them? Is it for the purpose of eating them?
    Or are you enjoying the sport?