Endangered Species

  • Ornate box
  • Stinkpot
  • Wood Turtle
  • Yellow Mud
Unlawful to take, possess, transport, import, export, process, sell, offer for sale, buy or offer to buy any endangered species.

  • Sport fishing license allows a persont to take and possess 100lbs of live turtles or 50 lbs of dressed turtles
  • Residents may take common snappers, softshells and painteds
  • Non-residents may take common snappers, softshells, and painted from the Missouri, Mississippi, and Big Sioux Rivers only
  • Taking of eggs is prohibited
  • Turtles can be taken by hand, turtle hook, turtle trap, or hook and line. Turtle traps must be lifted and emptied every 72 hours.