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Nebraska

1.  There are no state requirements for reptiles other than it is unlawful to possess False Map Turtles or Blanding’s Turtles.
2.  There is a possession limit of 10 Snapping Turtles, 10 Western Painted Turtles and 3 each Yellow Mud Turtle, Ornate Box Turtle, Smooth

     Softshell, Spiny Softshell and Red-eared Slider

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Blanding's Turtle Emydoidea blandingii
Common Snapping Turtle
Chelydra serpentina serpentina
False Map Turtle
Graptemys pseudogeographica pseudogeographica
Midland Smooth Softshell
Apalone mutica mutica
Ornate Box Turtle
Terrapene ornata ornata
Red-eared Slider
Trachemys scripta elegans
Western Painted Turtle
Chrysemys picta bellii
Western Spiny Softshell Apalone spinifera hartwegi
Yellow Mud Turtle
Kinosternon flavescens flavescens

NATIVE SPECIES

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1.  A fishing permit is required to take, or attempt to take Snapping Turtles year round. Snapping Turtle Bag limit of 5 – Possession limit of

     10. Snapping turtles may be taken only by hand, hand net, hook-and-line, bow-and-arrow, gaff hook or legal trap. (Traps allowed only on

     private waters.)
2.  It is unlawful to take False Map Turtles or Blanding’s Turtles.
3.  Other species may be taken year round for personal use only without a permit. The bag limits are the same as the possession limits

     above.

POSSESSION

SUMMARY OF NEBRASKA TURTLE LAWS

1. It is unlawful to take Nebraska reptiles for commercial purposes.

TAKING FROM THE WILD