Bullfrog, Green frog, Snapping Turtle

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No license required. Minimum size for frogs is 3 inches snout to vent.

Reptiles and Amphibians: No open season on state-listed species, spotted turtles, eastern hog-nosed snakes, four-toed salamanders, spotted salamanders, northern leopard frogs, and spring salamanders; hunting, taking, possessing alive prohibited. Possession limit of 2 on all other species except bullfrog, green frog and snapping turtle.


Reptiles & Amphibians

Open Season
(All Dates Inclusive)

Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Season Limit

Bullfrog and Green Frog

Jul. 16 – Sept. 30



Snapping Turtle

Jan. 1 – Dec. 31

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