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1. Five of the seven native species are protected. It is unlawful to harvest any Blanding’s, false map, spiny softshell, smooth softshell, or
ornate box turtles in South Dakota
2. A person may not buy, sell, barter, or trade any species of turtle. A person may not export snapping turtles for any purpose other than
3. A Fishing or Combination Hunting/Fishing license is required to take turtles from the wild
4. Season is open year around for all species except those shown above
5. Daily bag limit of unprotected species is 2 per species
6. Possession limit is 4 per species
7. Turtles may be taken by hand, hook and line, seines, gaff hooks, spears or traps.
8. Commercial activity of turtles is unlawful
SUMMARY OF SOUTH DAKOTA TURTLE LAWS
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
Western Painted Chrysemys picta bellii
Western Spiny Softshell Apalone spinifera hartwegi