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- What species of turtles may be taken?
Only the following species of turtles may be taken:
- western painted turtle (Chrysemys pica bellii)
- snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentine)
- spiny softshell (Apalone spinifera)
- Angling License Required
An angling license is required to harvest turtles. A recreational turtle license, a turtle seller's license, or a turtle seller's apprentice license is required to use floating or submerged traps, turtle hooks, and other commercial fishing gear. Except for renewals, no turtle seller's licenses will be issued.
- Turtle propagation
- $25/yr: recreational turtle license
- Request an Application
Click here to request a license application
- Helpful Links
Neil Vanderbosch, Commercial Fishing Program Coordinator