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Question by bryce wood. Uploaded on August 31, 2010
A good primitive turkey trap is a narrow sloping trench with a corn trail leading into it from ground level to the deep end. The turkey doesn't have room to open its wings to fly out, and doesn't have enough sense to back out the way it came in.
I may be wrong, but I think it's against the law to trap game animals in most states. If it's a question of survival, you can bait a small, strong hook with corn and catch them with a dry land set line. It is a cruel method but if it were a question of my eating or starving---the turkey loses.
I know of a few different kinds of turkey traps from banding studies. I'm pretty sure trapping turkeys for any other reason is illegal though, so those trap designs will remain a secret.
Yes I under stand i was just wondering for such reasons as if i got lost and needed food.
Def illegal, but my dad worked with people in Louisianna who went turkey fishing. They would have 50lb line hanging over a path, tie on a large treble hook, and put a live grasshopper on it. the bug would still move around and attract the turkey. they would swallow it, get the hook trapped in their throats. That way is extremely illegal, and unethical.
The only legal method is a shotgun with 5 shot.
attach many treble hooks to a board. bury the board a few inches in the ground. throw out corn. when the turkeys scratch the ground, they get caught on the hooks. extremely illegal. very effective for multiple catches. SURVIVAL ONLY. not likely you would carry treble hooks, a 2x4, or corn in your survival kit though.
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