1.  Noncontrolled species" are live, exotic wildlife species, subspecies, or hybrid of that species that may be possessed, sold, purchased or

     exchanged in the state without a permit. An uncontrolled species may not be released into the wild. Non-controlled species that are

     allowed are as follows:
        Carettochelyidae (New Guinea softshell turtles)
        Chelidae (snake-necked turtles)
        Chelydridae (snapping turtles)
        Dermatemydidae (Central American river turtle)
        Emydidae (pond turtles)
        Kinosternidae (mud turtles and musk turtles)
        Pelomedusidae (hidden-necked turtles)
        Platysternidae (big-headed turtle)
        Testudinidae (tortoises)
        Trionychidae (soft-shelled turtles)
2.  The sale or purchase of Red-eared Sliders is prohibited

COMMERCIAL

POSSESSION

SUMMARY OF MONTANA TURTLE LAWS

Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina serpentina
Western Painted Turtle
Chrysemys picta bellii
Western Spiny Softshell
Apalone spinifera hartwegi

NATIVE SPECIES

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1.  Reptiles native to Montana may not be taken for commercial purposes.

1.  Nothing in the hunting or fishing regulations deals with native turtles. It is therefore assumed, the take for personal use is legal.

TAKING FROM THE WILD

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