Common Map protected by Kansas Nongame & Endangered Species Conservation Act
Alligator Snapper protected as a Species in Need of Conservation (SINC)
39-1009 - unlawful to take, possess, transport, expot, process, sell, offer for sale or ship nongames species
- unlawful for common carrier knowingly to transport or receive nongame species deemed SINC


  • Year-round taking for common snappers and softshells

  • Daily creel limit of 8, single species or combination of species

  • Possession limit of 3 creel limits (I have no idea what this means)

  • Valid fishing license required for taking

  • Legal taking equipment - hand, hook and line, setline, hand dip net, seine, turtle trap, gig



Alligator Snapping Turtle

Macroclemys temminckii

Common Map Turtle

Graptemys geographica

Common Musk Turtle (Stinkpot)

Sternotherus odoratus

Common Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina serpentina

False Map Turtle

Graptemys pseudogeographica pseudogeographica

Midland Smooth Softshell

Apalone mutica mutica

Missouri River Cooter

Pseudemys concinna metteri

Ornate Box Turtle

Terrapene ornata ornata

Ouachita Map Turtle

Graptemys ouachitensis ouachitensis

Red Eared Slider

Trachemys scripta elegans

Three-Toed Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina triunguis

Western Painted Turtle

Chrysemys picta bellii

Western Spiny Softshell

Apalone spinifera hartwegi

Yellow Mud Turtle

Kinosternon flavescens flavescens


CLINIC'S NAME:  Gentle Care Animal Hospital

VET'S NAME:  M. Ermeling, DVM

ADDRESS601 Kasold Dr., Ste. D105, Lawrence

PHONE NUMBER(913) 841-1919

CLINIC'S NAME:  Overland Pet Clinic

VET'S NAME:  Frank Serra, DVM

ADDRESS 7001 W. 79th St., Overland Park

PHONE NUMBER(913) 648-3616