...Subd. 2. Turtle seller's license.
(a) A person may not take, possess, buy, or transport turtles for sale; sell turtles; or take turtles for sale using commercial equipment without a turtle seller's license, except as provided in subdivision 2c.
(b) Except for renewals, no new turtle seller's licenses may be issued after August 1, 2002.
(c) A turtle seller's license is transferable by the turtle seller licensee by making application to the commissioner. A turtle seller's license may be transferred only once under this paragraph and the transfer must be to a child of the person holding the turtle seller's license.
Subd. 2a. Recreational turtle license. A person who does not possess a turtle seller's license must obtain a recreational turtle license to take turtles for personal use with commercial equipment.
Subd. 2b. Turtle seller's apprentice license.
(a) A person with a turtle seller's license may list one person as an apprentice on the license. A person acting as an apprentice for a turtle seller licensee must have an apprentice license and may assist the turtle licensee in all licensed activities.
(b) The turtle seller licensee or turtle seller's apprentice licensee must be present at all turtle operations conducted under the turtle seller's license. Turtle operations include going to and from turtle harvest locations; setting, lifting, and removing commercial turtle equipment; taking turtles out of equipment; and transporting turtles from harvest locations.
(c) A turtle seller's apprentice license is transferable by the turtle seller licensee by making application to the commissioner. A person listed as an apprentice by a turtle seller licensee must not be listed as an apprentice by another turtle seller licensee nor may an apprentice possess a turtle seller's license or a recreational turtle license.
Citation: M.S.A. § 97C.605.
Subd. 5. Limits.
(a) A person may possess frogs, up to six inches long, without limit if the frogs are possessed, bought, sold, and transported for bait.
(b) Unless the commissioner prescribes otherwise, a person may possess frogs over six inches long and:
(1) transport the frogs, except by common carrier; and
(2) sell the frogs in any quantity during the open season.
(c) The length of a frog is measured from the tip of the nose to the tip of the hind toes, with the legs fully extended.
Citation: M.S.A. § 97C.601.
Subdivision 1. Owners and occupants may take certain animals. A person or the person's agent may take bats, snakes, salamanders, lizards, weasel, mink, squirrel, rabbit, hare, raccoon, bobcat, fox, opossum, muskrat, or beaver on land owned or occupied by the person where the animal is causing damage. The person or the person's agent may take the animal without a license and in any manner except by artificial lights in the closed season or by poison. Raccoons may be taken under this subdivision with artificial lights during open season. A person or the person's agent who kills mink, raccoon, bobcat, fox, opossum, muskrat, or beaver under this subdivision must notify a conservation officer or employee of the Fish and Wildlife Division within 24 hours after the animal is killed.
Subd. 2. Special permit for taking protected wild animals. The commissioner may issue special permits under section 97A.401, subdivision 5, to take protected wild animals that are damaging property or to remove or destroy their dens, nests, houses, or dams.
Citation: M.S.A. § 97B.655.
...Subd. 4. Restrictions in infested and noninfested waters; commercial fishing and turtle, frog, and crayfish harvesting.
(a) All nets, traps, buoys, anchors, stakes, and lines used for commercial fishing or turtle, frog, or crayfish harvesting in an infested water that is listed because it contains invasive fish, invertebrates, or certifiable diseases, as defined in section 17.4982, must be tagged with tags provided by the commissioner, as specified in the commercial licensee's license or permit. Tagged gear must not be used in water bodies other than those specified in the license or permit. The permit may authorize department staff to remove tags after the gear is decontaminated. This tagging requirement does not apply to commercial fishing equipment used in Lake Superior.
(b) All nets, traps, buoys, anchors, stakes, and lines used for commercial fishing or turtle, frog, or crayfish harvesting in an infested water that is listed solely because it contains Eurasian watermilfoil must be dried for a minimum of ten days or frozen for a minimum of two days before they are used in any other waters, except as provided in this paragraph. Commercial licensees must notify the department's regional or area fisheries office or a conservation officer before removing nets or equipment from an infested water listed solely because it contains Eurasian watermilfoil and before resetting those nets or equipment in any other waters. Upon notification, the commissioner may authorize a commercial licensee to move nets or equipment to another water without freezing or drying, if that water is listed as infested solely because it contains Eurasian watermilfoil.
Citation: M.S.A. § 84D.03.
Subdivision 1. Requirements for issuance. — A license shall be issued when the requirements of the law are met and the license fee specified in this section is paid...
Subd. 41. Turtle licenses.
(a) The fee for a turtle seller’s license to sell turtles and to take, transport, buy, and possess turtles for sale is $ 250.
(b) The fee for a recreational turtle license to take, transport, and possess turtles for personal use is $ 25.
(c) The fee for a turtle seller’s apprentice license is $ 100.
Subd. 42. Frog dealers. — The fee for the licenses to deal in frogs that are to be used for purposes other than bait are:
(1) for a resident to purchase, possess, and transport frogs, $ 220;
(2) for a nonresident to purchase, possess, and transport frogs, $ 550; and
(3) for a resident to take, possess, transport, and sell frogs, $ 35.
Citation: M.S.A. § 97A.475.