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Old 08-04-2003, 10:46 AM   #2
I still have found no secrets to field collecting. Everywhere that I have lived or otherwise gone herping, the methods have been different, and often it is for the same specie.
In New Mexico, night or day was good for rattlers, collared lizards and bull snakes in the day, and so on. In Texas it all depended on where you went and how lucky you were. There was no surefire way in Texas, at least not where I went. Now I am in Missouri and I see stuff everywhere. In the last 3 weeks I have seen all kinds of turtles, land and water day and night. Water snakes in the day, Timber rattler at night, Ringneck snakes day and night..... so on and so on.

I guess it depends mostly on where you are and what you are looking for, but I have yet to find a perfect routine after several years.