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.
TAKING FROM THE WILD
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. The sale of all native species is prohibited