Indiana Native Turtles
# Eastern Box
Red Eared Slider
Midland Smooth Softshell
Eastern Spiny Softshell
*Hieroglyphic River Cooter
*Listed as endangered
#Protected, May not be collected from wild
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Fish and Wildlife
manages the state's fish and wildlife thorough professional research, regulation of hunting, fishing and trapping, and restoration of rare species.
The fish and wildlife division also stocks fish in public waters, offers hunting, fishing and wildlife watching on division properties, provides access to public lakes and rivers, and offers advice and incentives to
landowners for development of wildlife habitat. Hunting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, trapping, camping, and even photography are some of the adventures to be found at F&W properties
scattered throughout the State.
DNR staff relies heavily on citizen input to design and apply professional wildlife practices to both public and private lands to improve habitat, promote
wildlife management, and increase recreational opportunities.
The Indiana DNR has specific regulations regarding box turtles, which includes all subspecies.
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