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To: smoothsailing

“... turtles can be worth anywhere from $1,300 to $1,500 ...”
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Damn, the article doesn’t say what kind of turtle...
Box?
Snapper?
Slider?
Mud?
I might be looking for a little retirement income.


9 posted on 09/26/2014 7:03:52 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Ditto: There is certainly no shortage of turtles at most of the places I fish. In fact, if one is going after bluegill or catfish with live bait (etc.) the turtles can be a big annoyance. In some states around me that I know of, softshelled turtles and ordinary snappers are legal to take (harvest) in large numbers (usually with a commercial permit), with other species limited to several individuals per year depending on the species and state. Other states are more restrictive - for example, I believe IL limits common snappers to 2 per day with a 4 turtle possession limit, and I did not see specifically in the regs what IL says about other species.

But, what the heck, turtle farming could be quite lucrative, it seems to me... Just feed ‘em chopped Asian Carp!! (There’s a delicious irony somewhere in that!)


44 posted on 09/26/2014 8:16:53 PM PDT by Paul R. (Leftists desire to control everything; In the end they invariably control nothing worth a damn.)
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