A person may not possess more than three snapping turtles of the species Chelydra serpentina without a turtle seller's license. Until new rules are adopted under section 97C.605, a person may not take snapping turtles of a size less than ten inches wide including curvature, measured from side to side across the shell at midpoint. After new rules are adopted under section 97C.605, a person may only take snapping turtles of a size specified in the adopted rules.
(a) A person may not possess more than three Western painted turtles of the species Chrysemys picta without a turtle seller's license. Western painted turtles must be between 4 and 5-1/2 inches in shell length.
(b) This subdivision does not apply to persons acting under section 97C.605, subdivision 2c, clause (4).
A person may not possess spiny softshell turtles of the species Apalone spinifera after December 1, 2021, without an aquatic farm or private fish hatchery license with a turtle endorsement.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes