1.  A Commercial Wildlife Park License is required for commercial use of wildlife including: buying, selling, propagating, brokering or trading of lawfully acquired captive wildlife or exhibiting wildlife for educational or promotional purposes.

1.  Up to 4 each Painted and Box Turtles may be taken annually with a maximum possession of 12. All other native species are protected.

     These turtles may not be released back into the wild if they have been in contact with other reptiles and in no case, more than 10 miles

     from where they were collected.
2.  Snapping Turtles may be taken April 1 through October 31 in unlimited numbers with a current Fishing or Small Game license.

1.  Up to 12 combined Painted and Box Turtles and their progeny may be held in captivity for noncommercial purposes. They may not be sold,

     only gifted.
2.  Possession of Snapping Turtles, alive or dead, is unlimited.
3.  All non-native tropical and sub-tropical species in the families: Carettochelyidae (New Guinea softshell turtles), Dermatemydidae (Central

     American river turtles), Kinosternidae (mud and musk turtles), Testudinidae (tortoises), Trionychidae (soft-shelled turtles), and Red Ear

     Sliders are unregulated meaning they may be imported, sold, bartered, traded, transferred, possessed, propagated, and transported
4.  An importation permit is required for all other species.

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SUMMARY OF COLORADO TURTLE LAWS

Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina serpentina
Ornate Box Turtle
Terrapene ornata ornata
Western Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta bellii
Western Spiny Softshell Apalone spinifera hartwegi
Yellow Mud Turtle
Kinosternon flavescens flavescens

NATIVE SPECIES

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