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Kansas

1.  It is unlawful for any person to take any wildlife in this state for sale, exchange or other commercial purposes

1.  Common snapping turtles and soft-shelled turtles may be taken year-round. Daily creel limit is eight, single species or in combination.

     Possession limit is three creel limits. A valid fishing license is required (unless exempt). Legal equipment: hand, hook and line, setline,

     hand dip net, seine, turtle trap, or gig.
2.  Unless and except as permitted by law or rules and regulations it is unlawful for any person to:
        (a) Hunt, fish, or take any wildlife in this state by any means or manner;
        (b) take any wildlife in this state for sale, exchange or other commercial purposes;
        (c) possess any seine, trammel net, hoop net, fyke net, fish gig, fish spear, fish trap or other device, contrivance or material for the

             purpose of taking wildlife

1.  Possession of any one species is limited to 5
2.  Unlawful to possess Alligator Snapper or Northern Map Turtles
3.  Unless and except as permitted by law or rules and regulations it is unlawful for any person to:
        (a) possess, any wildlife, dead or alive, at any time or in any number, in this state
        (b) purchase, sell, exchange, ship or offer for sale, exchange or shipment any wildlife in this state
4.  Common Snappers and Softshells have a possession limit of 24, individual or in combination.
5.  Wildlife species which are non-migratory and are not native or indigenous to Kansas, or do not presently exist in Kansas as an established

     wild population, may be imported, possessed, sold, offered for sale or purchased, provided the exotic wildlife was legally captured,

     raised, exported, possessed, sold or purchased or any combination of these activities in its place of origin. Such wildlife shall be confined

     or controlled at all times and shall not be released onto the lands or into the waters of this state.

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TAKING FROM THE WILD

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SUMMARY OF KANSAS TURTLE LAWS

Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata ornata
Ouachita Map Turtle
Graptemys ouachitensis ouachitensis
Red Eared Slider
Trachemys scripta elegans
Three-Toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina triunguis
Western Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta bellii
Western Spiny Softshell
Apalone spinifera hartwegi
Yellow Mud Turtle Kinosternon flavescens flavescens

Alligator Snapping Turtle Macroclemys temminckii
Common Map Turtle
Graptemys geographica
Common Musk Turtle (Stinkpot)
Sternotherus odoratus
Common Snapping Turtle
Chelydra serpentina serpentina
False Map Turtle
Graptemys pseudogeographica pseudogeographica
Midland Smooth Softshell
Apalone mutica mutica
Missouri River Cooter Pseudemys concinna metteri

NATIVE SPECIES