Bog turtles and DBTs are protected species in Connecticut.

Both are protected under Regulation 26-66-14a:
No open season for taking bog turtles, wood turtles, DBTs, and eastern box turtles.
Effective 1/1/93, amended 4/17/05 to include bog turtles, which used to have an open season

DBTs are protected under Regulation 26-66-14d:
DBTs can only be taken between August 1st and April 30th
Carapace length of taken animals must be between 4-7 inches
DBTs may only be taken by hand, dip net, seine net, or live traps
Possession of DBTs is limited to 5
Eggs may not be taken from the wild.



Bog Turtle

Glyptemys muhlenbergii

Common Musk Turtle (Stinkpot)

Sternotherus odoratus

Common Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina serpentina

Eastern Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina carolina

Eastern Painted Turtle

Chrysemys picta picta

Northern Diamondback Terrapin

Malaclemys terrapin terrapin

Spotted Turtle

Clemmys guttata

Wood Turtle

Glyptemys insculpta


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