Thanks for the replies fellas.
Reading some of your comments it seems that some of you are rather against the harvesting of snapping turtles. I didn't mean to offend anyone, but you are on a hunting section of the forums. Regardless, you have my apologies.
I will contact the DEC, however I think I'm just going to stick to freshwater fishing and leave them snappers alone. I think using a bow is impractical, and shotguns on Long Island seem controversial.
Heres a question for you guys. Isn't it common to see duck hunters (with shotguns) on LI during the season? How do those fellas do it?
This is a really good point. I may not want to hunt snapping turtles but why the heck someone should give you grief over it on a gun forum in the Hunting section is ridiculous.
I don't think using a bow would be impractical but to each his own.
I've never eaten a snapping turtle but I've had their salt water cousins and it is good.
As to your duck hunting question I'm not sure but it's somewhat different because it's waterfowl that are hunted on the salt water where it is specifically legal.
Please call the DEC and find out what the regulations are and if there is anywhere it is legal to hunt with a shotgun
I'd like to know where and how you are allowed to hunt them on Long island.
Please post info when you get it.