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New York

1.  The sale of all native species is prohibited

1.  Snapping Turtles may be taken with a hunting license, by means of a firearm or bow, from Jul 15 – Sep 30. The daily bag limit is 5 and

     season limit is 30. They may be taken day or night. They must have a minimum SCL of 12".
2.  The taking of all other species is prohibited

1.  No person shall, at any time of the year, buy, sell, offer or expose for sale, transport, or have in his possession any native reptile

     protected by law, or part thereof, whether taken within the state or coming from without the state
2.  All native species are protected except the Common Snapping Turtle.
3.  The law does not differentiate between wild-caught and captive-bred animals or animals possessed prior to enactment of the law (2006)
4.  It is legal to keep unprotected turtle species as pets. A permit is required to possess all non-native species that are listed as endangered or

     threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Non-native unprotected turtles appear to be unregulated with the exception that they

     may not be released into the wild.

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SUMMARY OF NEW YORK TURTLE LAWS

Eastern Spiny Softshell Apalone spinifera spinifera
Midland Painted Turtle
Chrysemys picta marginata
Northern Diamondback Terrapin
Malaclemys terrapin terrapin
Eastern Painted Turtle
Chrysemys picta picta
Spotted Turtle Clemmys guttata
Wood Turtle Glyptemys insculpta
Yellowbelly Slider
Trachemys scripta scripta

Blanding’s Turtle Emydoidea blandingii
Bog Turtle
Glyptemys muhlenbergii
Common Map Turtle
Graptemys geographica
Common Musk Turtle (Stinkpot)
Sternotherus odoratus
Common Snapping Turtle
Chelydra serpentina serpentina
Eastern Box Turtle
Terrapene carolina carolina
Eastern Mud Turtle
Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum

NATIVE SPECIES