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1. A person may not take, possess, buy, or transport turtles for sale; sell turtles; or take turtles for sale using commercial equipment without
a turtle seller's license. Except for renewals, no new turtle seller's licenses may be issued after August 1, 2002.
1. An angling license is required to harvest turtles. A recreational turtle license, a turtle seller's license, or a turtle seller's apprentice
license is required to use floating or submerged traps, turtle hooks, and other commercial fishing gear. Except for renewals, no turtle
seller's licenses will be issued.
2. Only the following species of turtles may be taken: western painted turtle (Chrysemys pica bellii), snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentine)
and spiny softshell (Apalone spinifera).
3. A person may not take snapping turtles of a size less than ten inches wide
1. A person may not take, possess, or transport turtles without a resident angling license except when buying a turtle at a retail outlet or
when buying turtles for resale at a retail outlet.
2. A person may not possess more than three snapping turtles of the species Chelydra serpentina without a turtle seller's license.
3. A person may not take, import, transport, or sell any portion of a Blandings Turtle or a Wood Turtle
4. A person with an aquatic farm or private fish hatchery license listing turtles as approved species can obtain, possess, transport, propagate,
and sell turtles and turtle eggs.
5. It is unlawful to release non-native species into the wild
6. The Red-eared Slider is considered an invasive species. While it is legal to possess, sell, buy, and transport them, they may not be
introduced into a free-living state, such as being released in public waters.
TAKING FROM THE WILD
SUMMARY OF MINNESOTA TURTLE LAWS
Blanding's Turtle Emydoidea blandingii
Common Map Turtle Graptemys geographica
Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina serpentina
Eastern Spiny Softshell Apalone spinifera spinifera
False Map Turtle Graptemys pseudogeographica pseudogeographica
Midland Smooth Softshell Apalone mutica mutica
Ouachita Map Turtle Graptemys ouachitensis ouachitensis
Western Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta bellii
Western Spiny Softshell Apalone spinifera hartwegi
Wood Turtle Glyptemys insculpta