Freshwater turtles taken from the wild may not be sold. Take, transport or possession of alligator snapping turtles and Barbour's map turtles is prohibited. The following species have a possession limit of two: loggerhead musk turtles, box turtles, Escambia map turtles and mondback terrapins. Taking Escambia map turtles, cooters, and snapping turtles from the wild is prohibited. For all other freshwater turtles, take is limited to one turtle per person per day (midnight to midnight) from the wild. Freshwater turtles may only be taken by hand, dip net, minnow seine or baited hook. Many freshwater turtle species may be taken year round, but softshell turtles may not be taken from the wild from May 1 to July 31. In addition, collecting of any freshwater turtle eggs is prohibited. See Rule 68A-25.002, F.A.C. at www.flrules.org for more information. It is illegal to take, attempt to take, pursue, hunt, harass, capture, possess, sell or transport gopher tortoises, parts thereof, or their eggs without a permit. It is illegal to molest, damage or destroy gopher tortoise burrows. For information about gopher tortoises and permits, please visit MyFWC.com/GopherTortoise.